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More fun with Google

You may or may not know that Google have added a feature whereby adding a tilde (that’s a ~ character) before a word will also search for related words. For example, ~trash also gives garbage, recycle and trashy, although it does mean you get results for ‘trashy fashion’ and the band Garbage. Similarly ~chicken gives you chick, poultry, egg and… err… sauce.
It’s not flawless: ~bread gives you ‘rolls’ – understandable, but the top result is for Rolls-Royce.
Probably its most useful use is for searching for both the singular and plural of a word, which it seems to be able to do.

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