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George Carlin’s Death Spikes Searches For His Seven Words You Can Never Say On TV
I was saddened to hear one of my favorite comedians, George Carlin,
passed away Sunday. Clearly he touched many people. A quick look at
Google Trends shows searches
related to him have spiked up as well as for his famous "seven words you can’t
say on TV." Among the things people are seeking:
seven words you can never say on tv
george carlin 7 words
george carlin site youtube.com
As for those words you can’t say on TV, they’ve long since passed as
being taboo for television. On the internet, people will say anything, of course. So of those
seven famous words, which were most popular according to Google Trends? I
checked them all, and only
two of them showed substantial search volume,
the F-word and tits.
I’m not going to block out saying "tits" because as any Carlin fan knows,
it doesn’t belong on the list because it’s such a "friendly sounding word."
And of all those seven words, it’s also the only one showing a sudden spike
in news search traffic. But that’s not Carlin-related.
Zooming in, something happened in mid-June to spike news searches for
Back to Carlin-related searches, it’s interesting the number of people
looking for YouTube videos
of him via Google itself and the site:youtube.com restriction, rather than
just at YouTube.
Enough words. Just enjoy Carlin. From Google Video, his first HBO
As I’ve been going through my
big move from the UK to the US, moving all
my stuff, Carlin’s "stuff" routine has constantly been on my mind. It’s
another one well worth watching:
And featured on the Google Video home page, yes, his classic seven words you can’t say: