Where Google Search gave us syntax for doing all kinds of advanced searching, Google Calendar goes a more natural route. When Calendar was released, it introduced a lot of people to the idea of the natural language command line for the web via the "Quick Add" feature. Via a simple form input, you enter basic event info, e.g. "Lunch with Judy on Thusday at 1pm." The event is quickly added, and you click the event title in the calendar to edit the details.

1. Clicking the QuickAdd link displays input. Enter basic event details in natural language.
2. Google inserts the event in the date/time you mentioned.
3. Clicking the event title shows the event info.
4. You can adjust the time. The change in event duration shown in parenthesis is a nice touch.
5. Click to edit other fields and submit.