Your letter search is way to sensitive on the 'search this board'. I can't write 'Laurel' (as in Laurel, MD) without the search anticipating something different, like tree or leaf or...
Thanks for your time.
Alot of us are using google for searching chowhound. Try having "oliver" as your screen name. Every bloody "olive" shows up :)
Aside from google -
If you type your keyword, then click outside the search box, then click search, you can avoid the "auto-complete" mess.
Never mind - just tried your keyword and the autocomplete starts typing after the letter "L".
.... Doesn't do that from within this thread, but does on the board front page.
Also doesn't do it on the all chow search.