As you guys know, I like to keep tabs on the Google search engine terms that land people on my blog. It’s not that I’m all about the marketing or anything like that. I’m not sitting around trying to figure out what keywords to use in order to generate the maximum amount of traffic. Although, I do get immense pleasure out of being high up on the search results for Pete’s Pride Pork Fritters, and have been known to work a pork fritter reference randomly into just about any post. This serves a dual purpose, by both bolstering my Pete’s Pride position on Google, and allowing an atrocious amount of alliteration. Heh heh. I am nothing if not and incorrigible word nerd. But at least as amusing to me as the Pete’s Pride Pork Fritter thing, (score! I just snuck in another one!) are some of the bizarre phrases that people Google in order to end up here.
Included on the list of recent searches was one for “breath cancer black rollerskates”. Breath. Cancer. Now I’m not sure if this was merely a typo, or perhaps this person has a speech impediment. I figure, I write like I talk, so why shouldn’t they, right? Ah, but I suppose in that case they would have searched for “breath canther black roller thkates”. So, okay, maybe that’s not what was going on with this one. Maybe they really were searching for breath cancer roller skates (in black, please, because if breath cancer could be seen, it would most certainly be black or at least very very dark green).
I’ve never heard of breath cancer before, but I’m by no means an expert on such things. And, if it exists, why it sure would explain the halitosis some folks have. Oh, snap, do you think my dog has breath cancer? I bet there’s a special day for that, too. National Canine Breath Cancer Survivors Day—a holiday that’s as much for those of us who have survived an encounter with our dog’s breath, as it is for the furry survivors themselves. You know, I seem to remember seeing breast cancer awareness kitty litter—how ironic would it be if that were Canine Breath Cancer awareness kitty litter? Huh? That’d be a whole lot like lung cancer awareness Marlboros. Maybe that’s why I’ve never seen it.