Google Exact Phrase Match Screwed?

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Here's an interesting one for your Saturday morning pleasure: Tea is more refreshing than coffee - notice that there are no exact phrase matches returned...

weird, thanks andy...


Riddle solved (alas it didn't take all Saturday)...

Add the word 'and' somewhere within the quotes and you can see proof that the quotes are disregarded:

The "AND" operator is unnecessary -- we include all search terms by default. [details]

{runs off to fold a new tin-foil hat... :-) }

With my tin-foil hat firmly in place I found out that normally it DOES render 2 exact match results (+ a 'show omitted results' link). That is: when I replace the preceding two single quotes for one double quote:


I believe you mate

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