Weirdness on the Internet

I am used to internet ads on the sites I visit often being related to a Google search or a website I was at, or a topic discussed somewhere. You know, if you say… look at a telescope on a vendor site, you are hounded by telescope ads everywhere you go. I get that. I have come to terms with it.

Yesterday I was replying to a post on a blog about of all things, scents. A word I was going to use, and was unsure of how it is spelled, prompted me to type in “po pourri” in a Google search, knowing that my guesstimate of a word I seldom use let alone have need of typing, would be self corrected by Google and a link would probably pop up with the correct spelling. Here is the kind of links that popped up. Ads for:

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Now every page I visit, has these stupid Poo Pourri ads on them. Next time I will use: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/ 

Live and learn.

5 thoughts on “Weirdness on the Internet

  1. Haha! Or just buy a dictionary, there will be no adds from a paperback 😛

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  2. I have a Home/Office Webster’s dictionary on the desk, it is rather limited sometimes, so I figured it had a high probablity of not having “potpourri” in it…just looked, it’s in there. Now let me see if I can figure out how to kick myself in the ass 😉

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  3. If you manage to do that, please send a photo, it may be useful for future reference!

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  4. My favorite part of that ad is thinking about what the casting call for the actress probably looked like. “Small business seeks attractive 20-something female to sit on toilet for ad campaign concerning how poop ruins relationships.”

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  5. Ha! I’m not sure how I would take it, as a potential candidate, when they proclaimed “you are perfect for representing our product!”…Yay!, hey wait a minute…

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