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Yesterday, “asdfasdfasdfasdfasdf” suddenly appeared on Google’s list of hot Web searches. What does this combination of letters stand for?

The answer is actually right in front of you — on your keyboard. On a standard QWERTY keyboard, “asdf” are the first four letters in the home row, the term that refers to certain keys in the center row of a keyboard or typewriter.

(Wait, what does QWERTY mean? Does it stand for anything? Is it a word? Click here for the answer.)

When we learn to touch type, one of the first repetitive exercises we do involves the keys in the home row. Touch typing is typing without looking at the keyboard. A touch typist places eight fingers on the home keys and then reaches for the other keys from this position.

A skilled touch typist makes few typos, which is short for typographical errors. Originally the term referred to the manual typesetting of printed material. But now it is most often used to talk about what happens as a result of hunting and pecking, or thumbing.

(And while we’re discussing inadvertent errors, what’s the technical term for a Freudian slip? Read about it here.)

Let’s return to that wacky string of letters: “asdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdf.”

Why do you think people are searching for it? Could it be the same reason people frequently search for the word “dictionary” on Dictionary.com? Let us know what you think.

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93 Comments

  1. asdf -  February 18, 2014 - 9:41 am

    because when u type it, its fun and you cant stop!!! asdfasdfasdfasdfsadfasdfasdfsadfasdfsadfasdfsadfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfsadfasdfasdfsadfsadfsdfasfsdfasdfasdfasdfsadfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasfasdsfddsdfsfsddfsasadfasfsadfasdfsafdsdffsdfdsafsdadfsadfsadfsdsafdasfasdfasdfsdfsafSFASFSA

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  2. Pie -  February 11, 2014 - 1:48 pm

    asdfasdfasdfqwerty lololololololol uve been spammed

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  3. melanie -  September 6, 2012 - 3:42 am

    stolen. now stealing ghjk ™ !!!!!!!

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  4. Christian -  February 18, 2011 - 3:02 pm

    ASDFASDFASDF
    It is basically the easiest way to spam someone, and some people just like to do it on google. There is also an animation on youtube called asdf movie (pronounced asdef) so they could have been searching for that. ASDF guys just Asdf

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  5. Clancy J.C. -  February 17, 2011 - 8:32 pm

    Says my pal Curtis, it’s just a boredom buster, and an easy one if you are using just your left hand. I don’t know though. I would do an order more like fsdafsdafsda . Is it because I’m more of a complicated person? I drum my fingers that way too. weird, now that I think about it :/

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  6. rAnDoM bUt FuN -  September 21, 2010 - 7:35 pm

    I was one of those people already born with computers and growning up with them (I still am). “asdf” can be explained in different forms. You know, for those finger-drumming people, that when you drum your fingers, you tend to do it in a funny (but true) order of last to first or vice-versa. well, when you do it on a keyboard, your fingers are probably in the “asdf” “jkl;” keys, so, it happens.

    Another better reason is that people get bored, ok? and it’s normal to randomly type “asdf” or “jkl;” or “jkjhaodgnpasvioavn” or “nvnapadfnvasduioabvjn”…you get the point. so, it’s just meaning that you don’t really care or don’t know what you are searching for.

    I do it because i am extremely bored, and sometimes i just want to pass time, and i type random letters. Who cares what you type out, it’s just a “whatever” thing.

    Or, you can be laughing your butt off, you feel nervous, anxious, and you express yourself in a hidden way.

    Whatever, nobody cares and it’s just awesome. kladn;aovnafnasdf;lkashv[avmkWERNofvanscvoiawe fgd0a
    fk A']FkdN[ VAIWDGNADGJASDndubvnmedf;le
    e490tr7qkoe vaopegnq3

    —that meant that i was having a little boredness attach ^.^

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  7. QWERTY | BLOGCHI@mayopia.com -  September 20, 2010 - 10:15 am

    [...] QWERTY! — It must be a word say “QWERTY” — with symbolic meaning not wordy — And it’s good to change your permalinks to keep us riff-Raff out — it’s certain judgment of what stinks convenes with editorial clout. — It is all about the numbers and not the quality of dissertation — with censorship erratic in these days of eradication — And all the crazies out there waging war with thumbs and being over and under thirty — we have our fun with all of our fingers and thus prefer the QWERTY. –>>Rupert L.T.Ryme [...]

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  8. k. salma begum -  September 17, 2010 - 3:39 am

    skilled touch typist makes few typos, which is short for typographical errors. Originally the term referred to the manual typesetting of printed material. But now it is most often used to talk about what happens as a result of hunting and pecking, or thumbing.

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  9. jacquie :) -  September 12, 2010 - 6:04 pm

    so basically when people don’t have lives, they log onto google to see if by some chance google changed their homepage back to the pacman game. once they realize that won’t happen for probably at least another year, they slam their face into the keyboard, and their nose and left cheek end up typing ‘asdfasdfasdfasdf’. since they still don’t have a life, they click ‘enter’ just to see what pops up, thus making it into the list of most-searched on google. at least five idiots do this daily in computer lab. teenagers are idiots.

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  10. Faith -  September 10, 2010 - 9:50 pm

    They type it for the same reason that I do this: qwertyuioplkjhgfdsazxcvbnm…. IM FREAKIN BORED

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  11. Monkey -  September 10, 2010 - 2:34 pm

    If your privacy setting is in serious security mode on facebook, you have to name your computer everytime you sign in so most people may use those four letters if there fingers are in ‘typing mode’.

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  12. I got promoted! for sure -  September 10, 2010 - 1:48 pm

    A prankster got his own agenda, we’ll see if it is a hidden agenda behind it. Or improvising it just because avoiding a malaise.

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  13. It's hammer time. -  September 10, 2010 - 9:14 am

    Well nolan you are not really 100% right about that! I am right handed and i don’t type “lkjlkjlkjlkj” i type 123123123123123123123123123. So when you say that i hate to say it but you’re wrong in a way.

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  14. Zeinab -  September 10, 2010 - 7:59 am

    They do that or I do that because it’s fun! It’s feels good, too! Try it and you’ll see what I mean! asdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfadsf *giggle* *giggle* *snort* *snort* Why people suddenly used it is because of google instant. It’s the first thing that comes to mind to type!

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  15. AMY-LOU -  September 10, 2010 - 6:38 am

    Omg!!!!!!!!!! People do that all the time when they are really bored asdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdf!!!!!!!!!! But not every one would type that. When i’m soooooooooooooo bored i go to this site and read the blogs and comments. Because i can’t take another sec. of school work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  16. PGM -  September 9, 2010 - 10:16 pm

    Many people on line, especially on blogging sites, use those letters typed repeatedly to indicate incoherence, whether from joy, rage, frustration or otherwise. (Often to express how appealing they find things: the written form of speechlessness and resorting to hand gestures.) It’s quite common on many sites. No explanation for the sudden spate of google searched, however.

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  17. Hedda -  September 9, 2010 - 10:13 pm

    I think people use it when they’re at a loss for words. I use Tumblr; and every now and then, when someone posts a funny picture or something there’d be a string of comments and most people type “ASDFASDF.” or summat like that.

    All i know is that this asdf thing is pretty big in the Tumblr community.

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  18. Matthew -  September 9, 2010 - 10:11 pm

    Testing Google Instant. It is the easiest thing to type.

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  19. Amanda -  September 9, 2010 - 9:38 pm

    “asdfasdfasdfasdf” is us teenagers taking our frustration out on the keyboard. i do this numerous times a day. When we get angry or frustrated, we do what is called “Keyboard Smash”. Keyboard smash is rapidly and angrily pounding random keys on the keyboard. Since asdf are in the home row, they are usually what is hit first, along with ;lkj, as the easiet way of doing this is rounding off from pinky to index.

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  20. book_addict247 -  September 9, 2010 - 8:47 pm

    These are all wrocksome theories, but I think that classes of people were all doing a typing exercise at once, or over a period of time, anyway, and the computer went haywire and switched them to Google, (or if it was over a period of time, it went into like a ‘Sticky Keys’ mode or something) or the teacher thought it would be funny to prank Google by doing that, or some typing program did it in an attempt to stir up hype.

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  21. Beestway -  September 9, 2010 - 8:46 pm

    ASDF? lol..I hope it not a fire department.

    It’s a conspiracy. wow mabe

    or “As Soon Did Find” or something eles

    or it could be someone dreaming and yeah tapping on the keyboard. the keys are lined up nice.

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  22. Helena -  September 9, 2010 - 8:45 pm

    Actually, in my experience, “asdf” means someone is so excited they’ve run out of words to describe it. Whenever I see “asdfjkl;”, it is in the context of something that has thrilled the poster. A lot of times, the phrase is something like, “OMG I don’t even asdf!”

    It seems like a strange search term, though, especially since the first four letters are repeated. The world may never know. 0__o

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  23. Artie -  September 9, 2010 - 8:25 pm

    LOL! – I can’t believe you all! In terms of entertainment value, some great answers – but none of them are even close to what “asdf” actually indicates! LOL!

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  24. Lauren -  September 9, 2010 - 7:24 pm

    It’s probably someone who sat down with nothing else to do, typed that in, and said ‘I wonder how many times I have to copy and paste this until it becomes a hot search!” Then got all their friends with nothing else to do to help them out.

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  25. oliver -  September 9, 2010 - 7:14 pm

    blame it on 4chan

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  26. Tekaku -  September 9, 2010 - 7:11 pm

    God, everyone it is a popular web comic, which was made into a youtube video, and for the few people that didn’t know what it meant, they typed it because they were bored. http://www.asdfland.com/

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  27. Madeline -  September 9, 2010 - 7:07 pm

    People just go onto google.com and when they can’t think of anything to type or can’t remember what they were going to… they just drum their left hand fingers! it is as simple as that.

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  28. Nolan -  September 9, 2010 - 7:04 pm

    I doubt that it would be tapping fingers, because the odds that that many people would happen to tap their fingers directly on the keys, then press enter are high. Also, this would probably mean that the crazy amount of people doing this are all or mostly left handed, as righties would most likely be tapping their right hand like ;lkj;lkj;lkj;lkj

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  29. arxi -  September 9, 2010 - 7:01 pm

    [A Specifically Designated Function]

    God knows what.

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  30. Sam Vaughn -  September 9, 2010 - 6:57 pm

    When bored you type in “asdf” tons of times, thus giving you asdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdf asdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdf is made up of 7 asdf’s.
    Me (thinking in my head): I’m bored, lets find something on Google

    Me (thinking in my head): Okay, asdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdf

    Me (thinking in my head): Dammit nothing came up…

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  31. Daze -  September 9, 2010 - 6:45 pm

    asdf is a cool video on youtube it might be that.:O:D:P:)

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  32. james bowie -  September 9, 2010 - 6:33 pm

    i agree with cymast. its a hacker prank.

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  33. Serena -  September 9, 2010 - 5:56 pm

    hmmmmmmmmmmm my only guess is they were extremely bored……….. whenever i’m really bored i’ll search random things on google…… for instance “taotjajrpeorjtapjtoj”………………….. yeah……… i’m just cool like that loll

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  34. Carrie -  September 9, 2010 - 5:52 pm

    This is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo confusing. i mean stupidd.

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  35. Banana -  September 9, 2010 - 5:52 pm

    It’s nothing that strange.
    When you’re on the computer (and bored) most eventually turn to google. I have literally searched this exact phrase before, and I was curious what would pop up.

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  36. JOSH -  September 9, 2010 - 5:46 pm

    There are a bunch of people with that username on sites, so mabey someone is trying to find there account or some elses.

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  37. X -  September 9, 2010 - 5:31 pm

    i do that when bored, and type in random stuff and search it on google images for fun to see what pops up!!!!

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  38. Christian Delapena -  September 9, 2010 - 5:27 pm

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=asdfasdfasdfasdfasdf

    That’s the reason why it is a hot search. On the Urban Dictionary page for those series of letters, it says that someone would type it on google and naturally, people do so out of curiosity. That’s why it’s on the host searches.

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  39. Lola -  September 9, 2010 - 5:26 pm

    Well yesterday Google’s image was first all white, but once you started to type, the letters would become colored again. So most of us being right-handed and with the left hand on the mouse, they typed in ‘asdfasdf’ to check it out.

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  40. akemi -  September 9, 2010 - 5:09 pm

    ALL YOU ANIME AND MANGA AND DEVIANTART FANS!!!!!!!!!!! i love you all and jumped out of my seat when i saw ya’ll :3

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  41. akemi -  September 9, 2010 - 5:06 pm

    the answer will be shown…right after the break*after the break* asdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdf DERP jk i dont know why but i guess people are bored, i mean you have to bored(or procrastinating on homework like me) to be commenting on something as stupid as this xD

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  42. Daisy -  September 9, 2010 - 4:57 pm

    it’s just the first 4 letters on a keyboard

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  43. solifideo -  September 9, 2010 - 4:41 pm

    What if Google is advertising? :) i bet if all Google employees went home and fake searched for “asdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdf” it would come up in the top searches. People would ask “why” and think about Google. Google would then convert brain cells, and maybe even their owners.

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  44. asdfasdf -  September 9, 2010 - 4:32 pm

    It’s a meme you guys. Seesh, wow. They do this on THAT ONE SITE I CAN’T NAME all the time.

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  45. ILoFoSho -  September 9, 2010 - 4:20 pm

    How stupid are you people? They were drumming their fingers? Okay, so why would they all type the exact same number of letters, and then push enter? DUUUUHHHHHH!!!! The answer is simple. They were bored, and it is human nature to the easiest thing they can to fill their time, and so they decided to see what would happen if they typed in the letters. I even type in those letters on google from time to time.

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  46. O.o -  September 9, 2010 - 3:58 pm

    It’s a conspiracy.

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  47. AvidReader -  September 9, 2010 - 3:57 pm

    When I’m really bored I type the numbers 1 – 100 in my Google search bar. That or lalalalalala →
    One time, my friends and I tried to get on that list and typed ‘RANDOM BANANAS’ into our search bars for an hour… we didn’t get on :D

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  48. Tiffany -  September 9, 2010 - 3:52 pm

    I do that all the time! When someone asks me how are you i go
    i’m asghlashgsaghlas; because i just don’t know
    i’m confused and impatient
    sometimes when i dont know what to type on google i just go agkhaslgha out of fustration

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  49. ASDFJKL; | BLOGCHI@mayopia.com -  September 9, 2010 - 3:39 pm

    [...] “asdfjkl; Even when we were in high school, that’s how they taught us to type, — using all ten fingers — the thumbs for the space and hand hype — to swing back on the carriage — with the sound of clickety clack — Ka ching — no texting do we disparage — All thumbs is what we can’t hack. — “DingaLing”.–>>Rupert L.T.Rhyme [...]

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  50. Mark -  September 9, 2010 - 3:27 pm

    This is a very dangerous fetish that kids are starting to engage in called “Keyboard Stroking.” First, they remove the caps lock button from their keyboard. Then they simulate intercourse with it. Hence, the repeating of letters. You’ll only see asdf repeated a handful of times because sadly, they are often electrocuted. PARENTS, please warn your kids about the dangers of Keyboard Stroking. You could save a life.

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  51. Megan -  September 9, 2010 - 3:16 pm

    It’s obvious it was a test. I know because I did that too.

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  52. Mark V -  September 9, 2010 - 3:11 pm

    There is NO chance that the magnitude of people necessary to make this a top search was just ‘absentmindedly hitting keys’ If it were, this would be a prevailing theme, not a new occurence.This is clearly organised, possibly just a “Hey, lets see if we can get this done.”

    Internet broadcasts, charity marathons, whatever, tell their listeners to “Tweet this, make this a trending topic!” causing it to be on the frontpage of something, catching people who had never seen it befores attention, and exposing them to it.

    Could be malicious, could be a joke, could even be a university students experiment just to see what it takes to make something like THIS ARTICLE happen. ^_^

    You put a call out on the internet and all manner of people will answer, regardless of what the call is.

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  53. Adam -  September 9, 2010 - 3:09 pm

    It’s not from people drumming their fingers. When right handed people drum their fingers, which the majority of the population does, they go from their pinky to their index finger, which would make fdsafdsafdsafdsafdsa, not asdfasdfasdfasd. And it would be more likely as to it being kjlhlkjhlkjhlkjh, as the right hand rests on those keys. I don’t mean to be such a literalist, but it makes sense.

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  54. victoria -  September 9, 2010 - 3:09 pm

    well,i dunno!!!!!!! does ANYBODY know what that means??

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  55. Anonymous -  September 9, 2010 - 3:00 pm

    Maybe people had a lot of free time and couldn’t think of what to do, so they turned to Google. When I don’t know what to type, I type random letters or a random sequence of letters easily accessed by my fingers. I’d say that asdfasdfasdf is probably one of the easiest things to type when one is typing random letters, so there’s a high probability that people with nothing to type would type this randomly. Of course, why there was a sudden increase of people on Google with nothing to type is another matter.

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  56. paul herman -  September 9, 2010 - 2:57 pm

    They search for dictionary at dictionary.com by accident because they don’t distinguish between the address bar & the search box.

    I am endlessly surprised at how many people still use search function, even after years of computer experience, for addresses they already know.

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  57. Sarah -  September 9, 2010 - 2:52 pm

    Kira and Anonn are correct.
    Circa 2000, “aslkdjfskdj” (which I just typed to mimick what I would do normally) became a way of expressing extreme excitement, amusement, or emotion. It’s a kind of “spazzing out” on the keyboard because you’re so excited. For us first internet generation kids (born in the mid to late eighties) who were taught to “touch type,” they are usually the first keys reached, as most of us rest our hands on the home keys.

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  58. Aya -  September 9, 2010 - 2:14 pm

    I think that some new “learn-how-to-type” thing might have come out. Dunno. I’m interested to learn how many people realized what the “asdfasdfasdfasdf” was before reading this… I did.

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  59. meow -  September 9, 2010 - 1:54 pm

    i typically see “adsfasdfasdf” used to demonstrated being shocked/surprised as if the person was “blithering” or to demonstrate they are laughing so hard, they can no longer type.

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  60. AnOn -  September 9, 2010 - 1:38 pm

    definitely 4chan’s doing. don’t think to hard about this one guys…

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  61. Anonn -  September 9, 2010 - 1:36 pm

    Actually, where I come from, people type “asdfgh” or so (many variations available, such as “asd”, “asdf” and so on, depending on the intensity of the feeling) to show mostly excitement, confusion or frustration. It’s not just a random scam or prank xD.

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  62. GrayKat -  September 9, 2010 - 1:32 pm

    I’d vote for the “see what Google auto-completes”. It makes little sense as a valid search term (which would not stop some people from searching for it). What better way to get noticed?

    Does anyone have asdf.com? LOL

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  63. Theresa -  September 9, 2010 - 1:31 pm

    Forget the first a and it’s “fasd” which is the acronym for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder” or FASD. Maybe a child with it wanted to know why adults around him/her were always talking about fasd and what it meant but didn’t know to search with spaces.

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  64. WCR -  September 9, 2010 - 1:16 pm

    a,s,d,f,semi-colon, l,k,j–
    Now I know my ABCs in a different way.
    A basic typing lesson was all I could afford,
    So now I practice my home keys until I am key-bored.

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  65. camcam aka wazzup pplz -  September 9, 2010 - 1:16 pm

    asdfghjkl.com is an “adult” site….

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  66. Actually... -  September 9, 2010 - 1:09 pm

    A lot of people tap their fingers on the A-S-D-F keys. I do it almost every day in one of my jobs as a QA when I’m testing text input fields. Sometimes I do it in search fields out of frustration because I either forgot what I was about to search for, or I’ve just been awake way, way too long and my brain is fried. Other times, I do it when I don’t feel like thinking up a ‘real’ pseudonym to comment on blogposts or the like.

    I can’t believe someone actually wrote an article about this…

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  67. anon -  September 9, 2010 - 12:53 pm

    4chan strikes again

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  68. than -  September 9, 2010 - 12:42 pm

    i think it is dumb

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  69. Ria -  September 9, 2010 - 12:41 pm

    The fact that I’m reading this makes me just as lame!!!!

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  70. someone -  September 9, 2010 - 12:16 pm

    its propably asdfcomp

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  71. MG -  September 9, 2010 - 12:15 pm

    The reason why is people type “asdfasdfasdf” in their browsers address bar to either confirm they have an internet connection or jump to google’s website. This is of course if they have their browser configured to double as a search bar, such as with google Chrome.

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  72. Anon -  September 9, 2010 - 11:53 am

    Who taps their fingers in the “asdf” pattern, in perfect order, hitting each key hard enough to have actually “pressed” it? I tap the keys on my keyboard all the time (not because of boredom or impatience, but because they feel good and also whenever I’m getting interested), but I very rarely actually press the keys that hard down.

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  73. Sydney -  September 9, 2010 - 11:48 am

    It means in common chat rooms “Im going to do your mother”! DUH!

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  74. Mrs. Hawkins -  September 9, 2010 - 11:43 am

    i think it means we all need to rember where we come from! lol shout out to my boo Keenan

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  75. Nightowljrm -  September 9, 2010 - 11:43 am

    What does it matter? That’s right. It doesn’t.

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  76. AC -  September 9, 2010 - 11:42 am

    I think they might be searching for a typing program. I learned to type using typing programs as a kid and all the first “words” were like that, asdfasdfasdfasdfasdf… It would be a weird way to search to learn how to type, but I find it interesting that it is coinciding with back to school time.

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  77. Amanda -  September 9, 2010 - 11:35 am

    I use “asdf” all the time for a reminder when I’m formatting something and I have to come back to it later. Spell check always catches it (the red squiggly underline), and it reminds that I still have to edit something in that area without wasting time to create ‘Comments’.

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  78. Trevor -  September 9, 2010 - 11:33 am

    I am pretty sure I have the answer, as I am a person who will type asdf in Google. I used to work IT and when someone had a problem with their internet connectivity I would go to Google and mash random letters. As a right handed person I had my right hand on the mouse ready to click search while I typed with my left hand. I naturally go to the home row and bam, “asdf” is the first string of characters I type.

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  79. #1 Skillet fan -  September 9, 2010 - 11:29 am

    i really have no idea. Mabe it’s because people are bored, or mabe it’s because people just want to fool google. I guess we will never know

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  80. Kira -  September 9, 2010 - 11:25 am

    it means the person that is typing is laughing really hard…or is either very mad…depends on the conversation

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  81. Anon -  September 9, 2010 - 11:23 am

    Rules one and two: remember them. >:|

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  82. asdfasdfasdfasdfasd -  September 9, 2010 - 11:22 am

    What a stupid article!

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  83. matthew -  September 9, 2010 - 11:19 am

    I think that people do random letters to see what the auto complet whould say like who stole the cookie from the cookie jar but asdf several times or maybe they want somthing random to make lists or something to do because they have nothing to type.

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  84. Anon -  September 9, 2010 - 11:19 am

    Its ‘anon’ from /b/. They love messing with google searches.

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  85. Me me -  September 9, 2010 - 11:16 am

    My guess is someone mentioned it in an email chain, blog site, chat session, or some global media coverage and people had to check it out. Lame as it may be… we fall for the most lamest things.

    How low can we go

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  86. Teresa Hamilton -  September 9, 2010 - 11:12 am

    Tapping their fingers. This is what people do when they are thinking or pondering. I think the term refers to “I will think about it.” or “let me think about it.” or I will think about it and so on. The letters mean pondering.

    So in answer to your question asdfasdfasdfasdfasdfasdf.

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  87. Helen -  September 9, 2010 - 11:09 am

    Yesterday, Google launched their “Instant” search. Consequently, their logo was black and white, and as you typed on your keyboard, it went colour one letter at a time.
    I would imagine that is the reason for all the entering of random letters! :)

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  88. chris -  September 9, 2010 - 11:09 am

    gee i dunno

    maybe its because google turned on auto complete and the easiest thing to type in was just asdf…..

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  89. Cymast -  September 9, 2010 - 11:09 am

    I suspect a significant number of these “hot web searches” are the result of hacker-ish pranksters.

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  90. Limey -  September 9, 2010 - 11:06 am

    They’re bored or impatient. People sometimes express these emotions by tapping on whatever surface their hand is resting on. It looks like their hands just happen to be resting on the keyboard.

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  91. Dorothy -  September 9, 2010 - 11:04 am

    They’re bored. When people are bored or impatient they tap their fingertips. This time they’re just doing it on the keyboard instead of the desk.

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  92. Duck, I'm a duck -  September 9, 2010 - 11:04 am

    They might be testing Google instant

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