Wilburforce - 10:10 pm on Feb 17, 2013 (gmt 0)
is it an 'error' that is likely to be fixed
I don't think it can be viewed in those terms. Similar effects will occur repeatedly, I think, until either the public goes away or they get it right.
I still think short search phrases are an issue. The mean number of words in my top 25 Google referrals yesterday was 4.9.