GOOGLE SEARCH DATA can be used for all sorts of beneficial purposes, like tracking the spread of a flu virus. And then there’s this: typing in a country name and seeing what ridiculous stereotypes or other gibberish is generated by the Autocomplete tool.
Below are the results I got for 40 of the world’s most populous nations on December 17, 2013, conducted on a clean browser in Maine, USA. Countries are listed in alphabetical order, with the Autocompleted text in italics. Behold the wonder of our hive mind:
South Africans love their sport.
South Africans hate the Dutch Kingston Trio lyrics.
South Africans are rude.