They knew.. . Google hermes Igram Viewer Nat_ what happened in muchly 1870 many: my was there temporary Internet Him a few people searching my pokemon?. Where does it say that someone ever searched for "pokémon" on the internet? This is about books. It counts the usage of a word in all books documented
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what happened in muchly 1870 many:
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Him a few people searching my pokemon?
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User avatar #2 - brcstar (08/03/2014) [+] (9 replies)
Can someone explain this? I am curious and I couldn't find anything on google.
User avatar #8 to #2 - I Am Monkey (08/03/2014) [-]
The Illuminati attempted to launch the internet in 1870. This resulted in the collapse of the Second French Empire and widespread civil unrest. They then pulled the plug and spent the next century retooling it.
#1 - invadingaliens (08/03/2014) [+] (10 replies)
Where does it say that someone ever searched for "pokémon" on the internet?
This is about books. It counts the usage of a word in all books documented by google.
User avatar #18 - Funnel (08/03/2014) [+] (5 replies)
After some researching (no, not fapping), it turns out its simply Google ******* up. They have gotten "Pokemon" by mistake when scanning old books, either written in handwriting or in old fonts or containing letters no longer used in english, or is simply in such bad shape or poor scanning quality that Google has mistakenly registered the word "Palaemon/Palæmon" as "Pokemon" by mistake.

Here is one example, where they have written "Palaemon" as "Palæmon" and google has registered it has "Pokemon".
books.google.no/books?id=kmM5AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA206&dq=Pokemon+diversimane&hl=en&sa=X&ei=GxjeU_iSHqPuyQO104CoCw&ved=0CB0Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=Pokemon%20diversimane&f=false

There are a ******* of examples like this, if you go to google and search for books, then click "search tools" and select "any time" then "19th century" and search for "Pokemon".
#36 - hankhillofthe ONLINE (08/03/2014) [-]
>Why was there temporary internet

>Completely unaware they're looking at a chart about how often a term was used in writing

>MFW something called Pokémon being written about in the 1870's
#46 - arcticassassin (08/03/2014) [-]
For anyone who wants it
#33 - stefanovic (08/03/2014) [+] (3 replies)
It was predicted
#78 - sedativechunk (08/03/2014) [+] (3 replies)
Being the computer scientist I am, I decided to do this search myself on Google Ngram viewer for a logical explanation. So let's get one thing straight; Ngram viewer is not just searching the internet but books dating back to the 1800's (or earlier) as well. Either that or Marty McFly done ****** up. Moving on....
The search results of Pokemon from the 1800's were from a book titled "A Classical Dictionary of Biography, Mythology, and Geography Based on the Larger Dictionaries" by Sir William Smith. It was published in 1884. In this book, there is a passage about a greek figure named "Polemon" on page 594:
books.google.com/books?id=lmYaAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA594&dq=%22pokemon%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=V6PeU8uXKMSryAS5kIHIDw&ved=0CEwQ6AEwCQ#v=onepage&q=%22pokemon%22&f=false

I'm pretty sure Google has the whole book free on there because the author has been dead 70+ years now. Anyway, Google search isn't perfect, especially when it comes to the OCR scanner. As you can see in this book, "Polemon" actually contains accented letters and appears very much like 'Pokemon". Hence, Google logged it as a potential search for Pokemon.
There is also a log from the 1940's, I'm not sure what that is about but I'm assuming it's another thing similar to the greek god. That is all.

tl;dr - Google searched confused "Pokemon" with "Polemon", a greek/mythological figure from a passage in a book from the 1800's
#21 - jalthelas (08/03/2014) [-]
Look at that, people back then knew a true challenge
#25 - RipperMan ONLINE (08/03/2014) [+] (7 replies)
dang, WW2 had a big impact on swag
User avatar #37 - whypop (08/03/2014) [-]
Man that eye thing is actually pretty adorable when used like that
#23 - jalthelas (08/03/2014) [-]
Notch has been hiding something from us...
#64 - manirock (08/03/2014) [+] (2 replies)
I always knew the original pokemon were far too complicated and innovative to have been conceived in a single century
#75 - ianchrist (08/03/2014) [-]
Ah yes, the great cat uprising of 1620.
#65 - kaycie (08/03/2014) [-]
why is that sideways
#35 - domny (08/03/2014) [-]
Just saying you can do this with anything.
Google Is just a little inaccurate with dates.
#20 - jalthelas (08/03/2014) [-]
Brothas in 1810 knew their women.
#14 - anonymous (08/03/2014) [-]
now you see this is a magical point in time where someone was being impaled and someone randomly said "pokem-on" and it was a thing... google here remembers this hilarious yet somewhat tragic joke.
#80 - iatedub (08/03/2014) [-]
Wake up, sheep.
User avatar #24 - goobyplzstahp (08/03/2014) [+] (3 replies)
This is ngram viewer, not search density. We used it in my english course, its a history of when phrases/words were used in books.
#11 - altrio ONLINE (08/03/2014) [-]
It might have just been a name or something at the time, since it's missing the accent which would make it our beloved Pokémon. It's virtually impossible to tell for sure, since all searches just lead to current Pokémon stuff. Maybe it was just a guy who loved to poke people and wrote books on it calling himself the pokeman. Might even be a superhero.

Or it might just be an error on Googles part, since I searched the same thing and got dates in the '40s.
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