randle - 7:35 pm on Jun 28, 2010 (gmt 0)
Ususally Google's problems stem from them thinking they are doing something better than they are.
Googles problems often stem from when they get to thinking they know better what the searcher wants than the searcher (were smarter than you). They have been falling prey to this syndrome for some time. Why the results seems so bizarre with this latest incarnation is that the bigger the search term, the more the searcher really knows what their looking for; their defining it in greater detail. So when they don't get results accurately reflecting the query, it looks quite odd.
When you get to a four or five word search term, the searcher knows darn well what their looking for.