Words That You Should Never Google Image Search!

With great power comes great responsibility. Google Images holds great power: it allows InterWeb users to easily access a large image database, based on any combination of words a person can muster. For certain words, like “cute puppies,” this tool is a modern day blessing—a simple click of the mouse generates hundreds and hundreds of photos of “cute puppies.”

For other words, such as “diphtheria,” Google Image conjures up nothing but the “unseen.” So bare in mind, there are certain words (“fluffy kittens” for example) that are a pure joy to conduct a Google Image search for, and there are other words which you should NEVER do an Google image search for.

As a public service, I would like recommend a few key words that should never be punched up when doing a Google Image search:

1) Diphtheria

This condition is an upper respiratory tract illness caused by Corynebacterium diphtheriae, a facultative anaerobic, It is characterized by sore throat, low fever, and an adherent membrane (a pseudomembrane) on the tonsils, pharynx, and/or nasal cavity.

Never do a Google Image search for Diphtheria.

2) Krokodil

This drug Is a derivative from morphine with powerful, fast-acting sedative and analgesic effects. Desomorphine was used in Switzerland under the brand name Permonid and was described as having a fast onset and a short duration of action, with relatively little nausea or respiratory depression compared to equivalent doses of morphine. It also causes the skin of addicts to peel off like a crocodile.

Never do a Google Image search for Krokodil.

3) Santorum

Columnist Dan Savage reclaimed the name “Santorum” as the frothy mix of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the by-product of anal sex;” redefining former presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s last name.

Never do a Google Image search for Santorum

4) Pink Eye

Also know as “conjunctivitis,” this condition is a swelling or infection of the membrane lining the eyelids.

Never do a Google Image search for Pink Eye

Is there a specific word you’d recommend not doing a Google Image search for? Let us know in the comments below.

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