(Can I please ask you to read to the end?)
It has eventually become such a mismatch in terminology. Most people in our industry refer to search strings on Google as “Boolean Strings”. However, the term “Boolean”, meaning AND, OR, and NOT, no longer applies to Google search best practices, and less so every day. Practical Google search strings do not use ORs and rarely use the minus –.
This similarly-styled string (submitted yesterday to our NING site as a “favorite”) is also full of syntax errors – and finds no results:
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