It’s what Google and Stephen Colbert have in common

One of the thing that can slow down Peanuts research is the ability of Google to find Snoopy everywhere… even if it’s an illusion. For example, when searching for uses of the word “Snoopy” in books from the 19th century, Google served me up the following examples.

Two guys named Snoddy who were awarded a patent:

The word “shoddy”:

The phrase “a copy” with a smudge in it:

The word “tedious” all deviled up in italics:

A sideways take on “Account”:

And this one, which is utterly Greek to me:

But then I find wins like this:

And this:

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A real Snoopy fan

I’m back from Japan, but under the weather, so it may be a few days before I catch up on documenting the Trip’s Peanutsy aspects.

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Snoopy-Cha, Kyoto

The Snoopyness of my current Japan trip increased greatly today when I stopped by Snoopy-Cha, a cafe and gift shop located in the middle of a interesting and crowded market area. It’s a two-story place; the bottom is a gift shop and the topic is the cafe. I didn’t find …

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The AAUGH Blogger hits Japan

I am vacationing in Japan – my first visit to an overseas nation ever. I’ve been here a few days, and the only Snoopy sighting so far was one kid’s t-shirt (don’t worry, there will be more)… but I did spot this use of the Schulz font on a sign …