What people REALLY think about Surrey and London... according to Google

Sutton Guardian: Google: What are people looking for in our area? Google: What are people looking for in our area?

Love it or hate it, internet search engines have become a crucial tool for information gathering and sharing in the 21st century.

Google, the world's most popular search engine, contains an 'auto-complete' feature which helps users search for specific information, based on what other users have searched for in the past.

So, what do the most popular auto-complete entries say about what people think about our little part of the world in south London and Surrey? 

1. Croydon is "dangerous" and is "the new Barcelona". Unfortunately searching for Barcelona does not say "... is the old Croydon".


2. Sutton is "alive" but also is "dead". Sort of like Elvis.


3. Surrey is "ghetto" and "the bomb". So that explains the rocketing house prices!


4. Tooting is rooting. The cockney rhyming slang may have got lost in translation.


5. Wombles are "real" and "evil". Wimbledon be warned!!


6. Southern Trains - not much debate about this one!


7. South West Trains are equally popular.


8. Londoners are "rude", "arrogant" and "miserable". Maybe it explains what we are saying about the trains!


9. London Mayor Boris Johnson is "a clown" - but is he married?


10. Google is "your friend", but is also "evil" and "watching you". Not so nice to have the spotlight on you, now, is it Google?


Have you spotted some searches when Googling things about south London and Surrey? Tweet me @OmarOakes or email them to digitalmedia@london.newsquest.co.uk and we might add them to the list!

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4:56pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Jon Fray says...

South West Trains = Southern Trains???? Nope. Think someone slipped up with that.
South West Trains = Southern Trains???? Nope. Think someone slipped up with that. Jon Fray
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9:02pm Thu 13 Mar 14

SurreyBloke says...

"Why is there a d......."

I've no idea. lol
"Why is there a d......." I've no idea. lol SurreyBloke
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12:29pm Fri 14 Mar 14

tjames says...

brooklyn-bronx

croydon-cronx

same reasons?
brooklyn-bronx croydon-cronx same reasons? tjames
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12:36pm Fri 14 Mar 14

captainzzzz says...

Motspur Park is truly a garden suburb, a little bit of British heaven.
Motspur Park is a calm and safe neighbourhood to escape the busy city.
Motspur Park is not what it was. It is chav city.
Motspur Park is not exactly ablaze with night life.
Motspur Park is alive and kicking.
Motspur Park is lovely.
Motspur Park is just a station.
Motspur Park is truly a garden suburb, a little bit of British heaven. Motspur Park is a calm and safe neighbourhood to escape the busy city. Motspur Park is not what it was. It is chav city. Motspur Park is not exactly ablaze with night life. Motspur Park is alive and kicking. Motspur Park is lovely. Motspur Park is just a station. captainzzzz
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1:07pm Fri 14 Mar 14

ooakes says...

Jon Fray wrote:
South West Trains = Southern Trains???? Nope. Think someone slipped up with that.
Apologies - my fault!

"Omar Oakes is.... dimwit"
[quote][p][bold]Jon Fray[/bold] wrote: South West Trains = Southern Trains???? Nope. Think someone slipped up with that.[/p][/quote]Apologies - my fault! "Omar Oakes is.... dimwit" ooakes
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