5.24.2009

.I have to ask....


I have to ask. Have you ever given any thought to the word verification letters that appear when you comment on a blog? You can tell me. Logically, I realize that these verification letters are randomly, computer generated. But the bizarre thing is sometimes the letters form words at the most appropriate moments. 
Note: It will be of no surprise to anyone in my home that something so random would peak my interest, but if you are scared, stop reading now. 

Example. A few weeks ago, my youngest daughter and I were having a heated discussion regarding her ripped jean skirt from Abercrombie and Fitch, appropriately priced at around $6000.00. I explained my thoughts on the lack of length, she screamed hers back in return.  At the time of our debate, I had been visiting the lovely Spain Daily and I was happy. Not so much now. I was trying to shake it off and get back to Spain when I noticed the word verification for my comment was waiting for me to type and post. The letters were stopma. Huh? Stopma. As in Stop Ma, this skirts is fine? Random letters, right? Had to be.

On I went to another favorite blog, the yummy StyleRedux. The beautiful images made me smile again, but the word verification caused a different reaction: dropitol. Yikes!  Drop it all? What normally seemed like eight random letters was now freaking me out! Was this word verif sequence a message from above-and not as in upstairs in my house.  Does Ma need to stop and drop it all? Maybe the piece of material masquerading as a skirt was not that awful? Should I lighten up? Was this a coincidence? Who is really picking these letters

Since that day I have paid special attention to what comes across my screen.  No more blatant messages, but it has been interesting all the same. Some letters make recognizable words. Socket, quest, state. Others, though not actual words in English, still get the point across: xsessess, chyper, woriess, pityu, enabl, or beachhous. Ok, I admit I made the last one up as a subliminal message to my husband, but the rest are as they appeared. And many, while not words at all, really should be: pristina, lazeday, maybso and lessalgo.  I could find a use for them. Here is a good sentence: "That girl was a total pristina in her horrid Abercrombie skirt".  Go figure. The word verification system has helped me with my daughter and expanded my vocabulary.  

Blogging clearly is a great use of my time.  

As for the message from above theory, who can ever know for sure.  But something is up. In the past two weeks alone I have seen: scrouued, asshi, hinee, forted, belchr, imagopoop, spastec, bressed, and my very favorite, morawn, Which makes one thing clear. If there is a random letter God spewing messages from above, he is a twelve year old boy...or Southern.


33 comments:

  1. I'm glad I'm not the only one who pays particular attention to those. It always shocks me when they are appropiate to the post...which happens to me all the time. Wonder what it will be now?????

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  2. Yes I've noticed that sometimes... earlier today I was commenting on a blog of design inspirations and the verification letters were magstyl

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  3. a) i looove that photo
    b) i always look at those! and giggle when they make words that 7 year old boys would giggle at.
    c) my biggest thing against abercrombie is that they pump that shitty perfumy smell into the mall, the streets, etc. so that if you go within 10 feet of the store - not to mention in it - its like this scarlet letter, everyone that you encounter for the next three days will know where you were.

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  4. Alissa-lol! Can you please come talk to my kids? The only place worse is Hollister as it stinks and I have to scream to hear myself say "No! That shirt is the price of a small car".

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  5. Yes! I have noticed this too and kind of thought I was loosing my mind! How funny.

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  6. g.-Thanks for the sweet mention of Style Redux. A truly brilliant post-I have had the same thought so many times-that it was cosmic communication.

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  7. Blogger is all seeing, and all knowing. Big Brother had nothing on the powers that be at Google.

    My confirmation word is "brati"...the Italian version of brat. (psss...I'm Italian)

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  8. that was so entertaining! I'll have to look for my subliminal messages.

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  9. I've really been in tune to this too, and so have my commenters. They often tell me their word verification. Pyzahn's comment is hysterical!
    Catherine

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  10. Yes, yes, I always take notice, it never fails to amuse! I have had the thought we should start a dictionary for word verification - it deserves attention. Horray for bringing it up :)

    ps. while leaving a comment on a sewing blog, the WV that appeared...NOTION.

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  11. Mmm we've no word verification... what a pity I should say!!! that's a wonderful picture... absolutely great :)

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  12. Janis-I have thought the same thing. Too funny. I was on Fro Frou Fashionista looking at slinky lingerie and bressed came up! Hahaha! Very weird!

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  13. I am laughing so hard right now! And I absolutely look at the words for meaning.

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  14. you'll like this if you pay attention to word verification:
    http://wordverificationwords.blogspot.com/

    my hilarious friend started this blog but hasn't had time to update it recently, still it's pretty funny.

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  15. down and out chic-That is CRAZY! Who knew other people were not only thinking this, but doing something fun with it! Hilarious!

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  16. g.
    Oh silly...I think it is time to tickle you now~~
    xox's
    p.s. remember we create our entire beings...

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  17. I KNOW! those words are ridiculous.

    If it makes you feel better, I had an abercombie and fitch sweater when I was in middle school that said FITCH on it really big.

    Since then I have realized the error of my ways and turned out to be hilarious, awesome, and obviously humble.

    She'll grow out of it. Unfortunately, probably not before she grows out of that skirt... in two days. You could always do what my mom did to the clothes of mine she didn't like. Either 1) make me wear them to my grandmother's house. or 2) woops, did I put bleach in there with your clothes AGAIN?! Shucks. Looks like you wont be wearing that skirt now that it looks acid washed!

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  18. Hilarious! Of course, the universe speaks to us all through word verification. ;)

    My fave is when I get real words like "horse."

    My W/V just now? "imatedr"

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  19. Corie-that is hilarious!!!! FITCH. Thanks so much for visiting. You made me scream out laughing!

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  20. Yes-yes-yes...noticed this too and kind of interesting... Like you mentioned I learn new things everyday...especially via this wonderful BLOGsphere! Lovely week to you~

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  21. lol. I think the word generator randomly replaces vowels and consonants in real words - so many of them are familiar sounding or very close to an actual word. It's like a special "language." :) Just don't start any conspiracy theories!

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  22. how funny ... I have been thinking of it quite a lot lately ... as sometimes to generated words give .. let's say ... "weird" word in French...

    don't really think you want me to translate them ;)

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  23. You are hilarious! Love this post - so funny. I don't look for the meaning of them at all I just get annoyed that I have to continually type them in (I have disabled that on my blog and it's never been a problem)
    Great post!

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  24. bahah!!! the word verification thing can be hilarious! and sometimes it IS unnerving!

    and i bet that skirt was way too short! :)

    word verification: tooshort

    JUST KIDDING!

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  25. VERY funny! I've noticed it too. This is a terrific post. Now I'll watch more closely.

    More please!

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  26. ha this post is so funny. but the truth is they really irk me! i'm so impatient it totally cuts into my blogging time.

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  27. Thank you for putting a smile on my face...I've often thought about them but never consciously went there...now i will!
    Nathalie

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  28. Not only have we thought about it, we talk about it here. It would be great to start a whole new blogosphere language...I actually keep a list. And, btw, some blogs seem to generate better verification words than others. Just sayin'.....

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  29. This made me laugh because i also wonderd about those word verification letters.

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  30. Me too, me too, I also have that same experience!! And GOD....you are sooo hilarious...love it!!!

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  31. that is hilarious!!!

    some times they totally crack me up too!

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  32. Goodness, I'm sooooo glad I read that! You are damn funny!

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