Stoats and Weasels

Following JFs example, I’ve created a rather more useful comparison: see i-b1850cbdafb723c0cb0e49c5753fd157-google-trends-stoat-weasel.png. Proof that weasels are more popular than stoats. Isn’t technology wonderful?

Comments

  1. #1 Mark Hadfield
    2007/05/24

    It’s understandable really: somehow “let’s pin a tail on it and call it a stoat” doesn’t sound the same.

  2. #2 Lubos Motl
    2007/05/24

    Also, Lubos and Motl are more popular than Real Climate, Stoat, and Mustelid.

    http://www.google.com/trends?q=motl%2C+real+climate%2C+stoat%2C+mustelid%2C+lubos

  3. #3 Dano
    2007/05/24

    They moved the Lumometer away from concrete and the LumoHeatIsland, which proves there is no LumoWarming.

    Best,

    D

  4. #4 djlactin
    2007/05/31

    Yeah… that’s because ‘stoat’ is a peculiar British-ism. We don’t have stoats in North America: we have weasels, no matter what their taxonomic status. (I didn’t even learn the meaning of ‘stoat’ until I was in my teens.)

    Maybe while you’re at it, you can calculate the relative citation frequency of people named ‘Randy’ in the UK and N.Am.!

  5. #5 Luboš Motl
    2007/06/03

    Dear Dano, a small problem with your query is that I am the Google’s #1 Lubos and #2 Motl, while you are very far from being Google’s Dano. Best, LM

  6. #6 Eli Rabett
    2007/06/03

    Comedy is always more popular.

  7. #7 Dano
    2007/06/03

    I’ve deliberately skewed my query, Lubos, and I won’t give you the data to audit, because I have an agenda to present Dano in a hockey-stick shape and to show the permafrost isn’t melting despite your popularity.

    Best,

    D