One-Minute Book Reviews

February 23, 2007

‘Barbara Walters Scrotum’ and Other Funny Search Terms People Have Used to Find My Site This Week

Filed under: Book Awards,Book Reviews,Books,Children's Books,Humor,Libraries,Newbery Medals,News,Novels,Reading — 1minutebookreviewswordpresscom @ 3:58 pm

The most amusing keywords or keyphrases of the week

I have blogged frequently this week about Susan Patron’s The Higher Power of Lucky, which uses the word “scrotum” on the first page and won the American Library Association’s 2007 Newbery Medal for the most distinguished work of children’s literature. My posts included a comment about a segment of The View on which Barbara Walters read aloud a dictionary definition of “scrotum.”

People have entered some pretty funny keywords or keyphrases into their search bars as a result all of this. And because a lot of those people have ended up at One-Minute Book Reviews, their search terms have showed up on my “Blog Stats” page. Some of the most amusing appear below. My blog stats don’t show which of these terms originally included a plus sign or the word “and.” Some of these terms appeared in quotes and some didn’t.

lucky scrotum
patron scrotum
Barbara Walters scrotum
library scrotum
Newbery scrotum
scrotum book

view walters scrotum book

For those of you who may want to keep your “scrotum” in perspective, I posted a detailed review of The Higher Power of Lucky on Monday and a reading group guide to the book on Thursday.

On Wednesday, Feb. 28, I will announce on this site the finalists for the first annual Delete Key Awards, which recognize the year’s worst writing in books. The announcement will include examples of bad writing from from books on the short list. You may find some of these funny, too. The winner of the Delete Key Awards will be announced on March 15, the Ideas of March.

© 2007 Janice Harayda. All rights reserved.


  1. I’ve been tracking the search terms that bring people to my site lately, too, Janice, but none are as funny as these. By the way, I came looking for Starr Jones’ scrotum. Is there an article about that here somewhere?

    Comment by davidbdale — February 25, 2007 @ 1:22 pm | Reply

  2. No post on “Starr Jones’ scrotum” yet … but who knows what’s coming if the controversy keep up? This weekend people have used some search terms that seem even funnier, so I’m going to do a new post on those.

    Here’s the URL for blog Watching the View, which has an amusing recap of the segment on which Barbara Walters read a dictionary definition of “scrotum” aloud … just in case anybody was unclear on which part of the male anatomy Susan Patron meant.

    Comment by 1minutebookreviewswordpresscom — February 25, 2007 @ 4:47 pm | Reply

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