Everybody at Hashrocket has some solution for searching for the word under the cursor.
Some people created a mapping, but as I try to keep to native vim functionality as much as possible I copied the current word with
yiw and then typed:
<C-R>0 writes whatever is in register 0 to the command.
Instead, the command mapping
<C-R><C-A> writes the word currently under the cursor to the command, so I can just skip the
Will search for the word under the cursor.
:help c_CTRL-R_CTRL-A for more info.