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Irrigation Irritation. Posted on 01/06/2003.

Let's say you're a happy homeowner, interested in purchasing a smart sprinkler system for your yard. You go to Google and type "home irrigation" and click on "Directory" so you focus on categories. Here is what's returned.
irrigation_directory (10k image)

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If you search for the Hebrew word for "sex" you get the fllowing directory cateories:

World > Svenska > Samhälle > Religion > Kristendom > Teologi

Regional > North America > United States > California > Localities > S > San Francisco > Business and Economy > Real Estate

Here is the screenshot

Go figure.
Posted by Hanan Cohen @ 01/07/2003 04:44 AM PST [link to this comment]

That's why I love Google.
Posted by BJMe @ 01/07/2003 07:55 AM PST [link to this comment]

So, share with us...which did you follow ;)
Posted by Donna Maurer @ 01/09/2003 03:10 AM PST [link to this comment]

What? You've never heard of colonic irrigation? Shiver me timbers.

Google wasn't too far off track.
Posted by MadMan @ 01/09/2003 10:31 AM PST [link to this comment]

I know *why* it returned ENEMA when I entered irrigation.

Still, I think it's funny. Particularly because the "home" qualifier wasn't enough. Though, I suppose there are home colonic irrigation kits.
Posted by peterme @ 01/09/2003 10:44 AM PST [link to this comment]

Not that I'm an authority, but it seems there are such things.
Posted by MadMan @ 01/09/2003 10:26 PM PST [link to this comment]

See, here's the thing.. You didn't use the right catagory for your need.. with irrigation you left it open to many fields..
What you should have typed in was, residential underground sprinkler system.. or even sprinkler system, residential sprinkler, etc. I would guess.. I only did the first one , Google took me right to the page..

I'm curious, if it's for your yard, did you go to the yellow pages?
Posted by a.m. @ 01/10/2003 06:02 AM PST [link to this comment]

Peter, home colonic could be the good old enema bag..
It doubles for a hot/cold water bag..
Posted by A.M. @ 01/10/2003 08:12 AM PST [link to this comment]

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