By searchguy on Jan 02, 2007
When we first arrived, my sister (who works for Health Canada (Dang, I do love those bilingual domain names, they've been making those silly things from the start of CA\*net in the late 80s!)) and my niece pointed out to my son and I that it's no longer considered correct to sneeze into one's hand, as that's a great way to pass on germs. Apparently, you're supposed to sneeze into the arm of your shirt (how that works out if you're wearing a t-shirt is left as an exercise for the reader!)
I asked my niece what it was called when you did that, and after some discussion, we came up with "achelbow". As a search guy, I appreciated that achelbow didn't occur in Google's index (and it still doesn't --- I should put up a script that runs the query every few seconds and see how long it takes it to make it into the index...)
I said that we should put up an achelbow web site, but my sister didn't think I could do it. A quick trip to GoDaddy and a couple of hours of waiting got us the achelbow.com domain and a hosting plan.
We got some free AdWords money with the hosting plan and I must say that I was mightily tempted to buy the keyword "achelbow" so that when you run a search in Google all you'll see is achelbow.com and an ad for achelbow.com :-)
So, everyone remeber: It's not Achoo!, it's Achelbow!
Update: we're now showing up in Google's blog search, but still no sign in the main index...