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I Love….Jesus!

By - December 09, 2004

In a search for for “I love Jews” on Google, Gawker found that the spellchecker asks “did you mean ‘I love Jesus?” Oops. Google corrected the error that day, again showing that hand rolling is necessary when algorithms turn a culturally deaf ear.

Thanks, Jason.

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3 thoughts on “I Love….Jesus!

  1. unilever says:

    I dunno if this is an algorithm problem, in that replacing “love” with another verb (such as “I like Jews” or “I know Jews”) didn’t return the same suggestion.

    This seemed much too precise to be an automated response, and I suspect editorial intervention. It was, after all, the first day of Chanukah

  2. JESUSisLORD says:


    I found you
    by googling: “I love JESUS” !


    I love Jews, too, but I hadn’t thought to do that search
    before now.

    GOD Bless you!

  3. Nilhan says:

    The term ‘I love jews’ returns over 10,000 results, which is probably the reason the spelling suggestion doesn’t kick in anymore. If there’re a reasonalble number of valid results, then Google doesn’t make the alternative suggestion