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Feb 3, 2013

VERIFICATION WORDS



(This was a post from 2009 but I wanted to start out this day with a chuckle.)

I am not a fan of word verification. I don't use it. Of course one day when I am big and famous then I may have to reconsider but until then you have clear sailing when it is time to comment.

My question is where on earth do these snippets come from? What do they mean? Nothing I know but what if they did.

Here are some of the recent ones I have had to type in. What would your definition of these "words" be?
  1. tacrocra - a South American vegetable similar to okra
  2. puticar - a car for Lilliputians
  3. ingoeste - an ancient word for eating as in "ingoeste thy food"
  4. sothe - how you feel after you ingoested your food
  5. deopun - a joke about your deo
  6. tateduc - a new brand of duct tape
  7. pockall - an acne medication
  8. bioner - a pioneer in a biosphere
  9. fogisci - an Italian fog
  10. zyman - the way German people say hymen
  11. murbeke - the hillbilly cousin of William Moerbeke, Flemish translator, which is who we need to get a hold of to translate what all these crazy word verifications mean.

12 comments:

@eloh said...

I just recently took mine off too. I hate that stuff, sometimes the print type is hard to read.

Florida Sue said...

This bugs me to no end. I just recently typed in a fanfurer. What? I am no Nazi devotee! I should have left right then and there. Maybe it meant I love furriers or something. There is something Freudian or Secret Society about all of these words. Ha Ha I think it is a conspiracy.

XOLucy

Bill said...

Hi Lori,
You are fast becoming my favorite comedy writer!
I always enjoy visiting your blog, and the comments you leave on mine are a delight.
Loved your Claudia glasses / wine sipping story! Remind me to use my best, cheapest Dollar Tree glasses if you and your friends stop by for drinks! ;)

@eloh said...

Dang it Lori.....now I'm seeing them as words. How do I stop the madness?

Joanne said...

Lori - that is hilarious. I actually stumbled across another blog and she did a cartoon about this same subject. I am just glad you guided me to get rid of my verification - *bowing deeply*

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I agree with you, and I hate word verification. HATE IT!
In fact I dislike it so much I am barely leaving comments on blogs that make me use word verification.

I am a big fan of the comments coming through as email, and then myself being able to publish them after I read them. I don't let any bad ones through, it only takes a second to do it. And I actually get to read them before publishing them.

Yes, there is a delay if I need to work all day, [and who ever thought that one up ], but they do get published as soon as I can reach the computer. And I look forward to reading them when I get home. It makes my day go much faster.

Jen

susan said...

I thought I was the only crazy person trying to make up definitions--I should have known the other crazy person would be you--puticar--the opposite of uglicar; deopun--yesterday's joke; tacroca--where I go to buy my groceries (to Kroger); bioner--answer to the question "whatcha doin with that mare?" at the horse sale.--fun fun!

Blondie's Journal said...

Funny, funny, funny!! And by overwhelming vote, i will take my WV off. I only had 1 problem and thought it was the answer. Obviously you guys don't get politicians visiting...

xoxo
Jane

Ali said...

I find that word verification a pain in the ass, and a bit pretentious. Where do you get the idea your blog is "all that", as the kids say, you need extra comment security against all the trasher talkers. Honestly, some people's children. *tuts*

By the way, tateduc is what you use on a potato when you're doing one of those junior high science experiments.....;)

Ali

Kirby3131 said...

I had the captcha phrase for about the first week I had a blog. So far I have only had a few spam comments over the past two years, so it's worth it to not put anyone through that.

Lynn said...

Have you ever played Balderdash?

Diane said...

Very funny!

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