Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Word verification: Tool of the devil or saving grace?

C'mon you know what I'm talking about. You go to comment on your favorite blogger's post about,say, sex and your word verification is "moistl" (and yes that did just happen to me,thankyouverymuch).

Ok,so I get that moistl is not a word. But moist sure in the hell is and well are you getting the connection here ?

Maybe you chuckle a little and think: what a co-inky dink. But then, when you look at the next word verification for said post it's cumlum.
Seriously what is that about? Is this Bloggers attempt at being funny or clever or just straight out creepy.

And no,I don't want 46 catrillion comments about how I can become a millionaire overnight by following whatever the latest scam is. So yes, I see the value.

But are these words truly randomly generated or is there some creepy dude (or dudette, hell we don't discriminate here) laughing evily as s/he sends out the word verification of "fatard" to you when you simply want to post a comment thanking your commenters on a post in which you just poured out your heart and soul about being a tad overweight.

Maybe there's a team of freaks who sit around a table and say, "How can we get our rocks off today?" and then someone shouts out "You know that one really popular post where the blogger lost her pet ? Let's make the word verification stuff like "croakd" and "coffen" then bust out into simultaneous laughter.

I don't know...but I kinda have to wonder.

Particularly when I go to comment on a post about diet. My comments are all about how protein tends to make me feel fuller and then my word verification is sperm (and yes that is true)

Uhh are you kidding me ?


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9 comments:

Dumblond said...

I have definitely seen some wv that make me do a double take. Today's pretty tame...

Sornie said...

It's Google so I can totally see how they could create a clever/funny/strange/creepy way to have the word verification correlate witht he content of the post. FWIW, the word verification here was "ancess" whatever the hell that means.

mo.stoneskin said...

I don't understand. I am your favourite blogger right? I don't remember posting about sex.

WM said...

What , Mo, you don't remember writing that post about sex ? Time to go to the doc then. I'm a little worried about you.

bereccah said...

that reminds me of my freshman year in college when the housing people SWORE that it was simply the computer that had place five sets of girls with the same first name as roommates on the my floor, myself included. someone, somewhere is laughing their ass off.
baytolic, btw. i couldn't think of any connection. maybe next time...

Ann(ie) said...

I've had 'turds' before in the way of a word verification. cracked my ass up for quite a while! Excuse me while I go check out this giveaway....there was spa in the sentence which intrigued moi. 8)

Jennifer, Playgroups Are No Place For Children said...

I think word verification is out to kill me. I sometimes give up posting a comment because I can't get "cumlum" right.

Today's verification word here is: previ.

Wish me luck...

Debbie said...

I hate word verification. Sorry. I know you have it but I hate it.

T.J. said...

I comment on not a few blogs with word verification on, and I have yet to have one that could even be called a word.

I mean, really, 'maxica?'

I went to Maxica for Spring Break and got wasted at Mr Toads? Yeah, not so much.

Buenos con queso.