For the first time, I had a look at the Google searches that led people to this site. Since the beginning of the year, there have been more than 47,000 of them, covering a multitude of topics. Many point unerringly at topics that happen to be favorites of mine, such as “if a deadline is at midnight is it 11:59 or 12:00.” Some are a little poignant, like “I’m a failed drafter”!
If you’ll forgive a measure of navel contemplation, here are the top 20 since the beginning of this year:
- adams drafting (766 visits)
- guaranty vs guarantee (477 visits)
- indemnify and hold harmless (457 visits)
- for the avoidance of doubt (420 visits)
- ken adams (402 visits)
- guaranty or guarantee (356 visits)
- adams on contract drafting (279 visits)
- guarantee or guaranty (261 visits)
- contract drafting (260 visits)
- including without limitation (255 visits)
- days notice (251 visits)
- guarantee vs guaranty (237 visits)
- materiality scrape (237 visits)
- know all men by these presents ( (222 visits)
- without limitation (209 visits)
- difference between guarantee and guaranty (204 visits)
- guaranty guarantee (199 visits)
- guarantee guaranty (193 visits)
- successors and assigns (188 visits)
- as amended (187 visits)
What do I conclude from this? Not a whole lot, but here goes:
- The BIG winner is the difference between guarantee and guaranty, accounting for 1,923 visits when you aggregate the different flavors of that search. Go figure.
- I’m not surprised to see the usual suspects indemnify and hold harmless, including without limitation, and so on.
- I was surprised to see materiality scrape up there (it’s an M&A term). By contrast, double materiality was way back at 307, with 20 visits.
- I was also surprised to see know all men by these presents at number 14. It’s obviously still used enough to puzzle plenty of people. In fact, I received a phone call today from someone who was puzzled to have it at the top of a power of attorney he had been given to sign.