According to Yahoo, "Swan Flu," "Brack Obama," Michael Jack's Son and "Paperview boxing" are among the top misspelled words typed into the Yahoo search engines in the last month, says Yahoo word editor Ada McPeak.
"These things jump out at us, especially when there is a breaking news story and (Yahoo users) want to follow up on a story," she told reporters. "It's interesting to see the different variations of these spellings."
When misspelled words or phrases get typed into a search engine, the software sends a signal asking: "Did you mean …?"
Some of the most common misspellings, Chan says, occur when people use Yahoo to get to other websites such as "Mysapce," "utube," and "Gogle."
And when a new phenomenon makes news, "this is when we notice things like 'swan flu' - it's almost like playing (a game of) telephone. or whisper around the circle."
"For obvious reasons, the past two weeks have brough in Michael Jack's Son, Michel Jockson and my favorite "Jack Hole"