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Google Search Results for Punctuation

You now have no excuse for not knowing the names of the punctuation marks on your keyboard because Google will now deliver results for them!  Until now Google just ignored the queries, but not anymore!  I played around with queries for all the punctuation on my keyboard, and it seems that the only thing Google wouldn’t respond to was the asterisk (because it’s a wildcard).  In my tests  most of the number one results are Wikipedia definitions for the symbol.  I found the first result for the : symbol to be particularly amusing which you can see below.  Go to Google and work through the symbols on your keyboard and see what happens.

Google results for a query for the ":" symbol
Google results for a query for the “:” symbol