A funny tweet from my friend Marco:
How often do people say these phrases?
Let’s do a Google search for each phrase, and mark down the number of results.
“Everybody said it couldn’t be done.”
» 18,300 results
“Nobody thought we’d be up here right now.”
» 0 results
“Everyone counted us out.”
» 2,940 results
“No one believed we could do it.”
» 2,670 results
How are there zero results for “Nobody thought we’d be up here right now.”? Maybe the phrase is worded oddly. Removing ‘up’ from the phrase generates six results. Trimming the phrase down to “Nobody thought we’d be here.” gets 24,200 results.
I thought about including the top Google result for each search. But just the numbers are the point.