Thursday, April 8, 2010

JER5x2y1lb is code for "Help! I just want to leave a comment"

***If you are joining me from the Ultimate Blog Party, click here to read my intro***


This Ultimate Blog Party thing is fun.
I am getting new comments.
I am leaving new comments.
It's all going so swell.

Except for the slight fact that blogger, wordpress and others are holding a word verification text box and have now come up with cleverly long and ridiculous word verifications for leaving comments. ( I suspect they put this in place due to the blog party, but this could be a suspicion that is as unfounded as this one)

Top 5 Codes You May Have Encountered

1. The italic disguise, also known as ' sl4gthyx'
Yes, you recognize it here.
But in the word boxes, they don't look that way.
They look like this: rammalammadingdongshadowawawa
So that's what I type in.
And then I am rejected.
But I'm not easily taken out. I go onto the next code, which looks like this:

2. An actual word, also known as victor
There is the odd time where a word verification is an actual word.
Because I have noticed that although it is called 'word verification'--the stuff they dole out to us is not really a word. At least, not in my dictionary or in this one.
Most of the time, they look this:

3. A math equation having a bad hair day, also known as 5tha4ty1
I attempt to type that code in, but I am rejected.
Apparently they didn't want the code, they wanted the answer to this riddle. I forgot the rules of BEDMAS and was therefore given this next code:

4. The almost word, also known as leg5y
Whenever I see these types of word verification I think:
a. Somebody is actually coming up with each individual code and is a lousy speller
b. Somebody is actually coming up with each individual code and is really bored
c. How much would somebody get paid for actually coming up with each individual code?

And then finally, I am confronted with the age-old:

5.Capital Letters Trickster, also known as Jfr5KYlo
I am thrown into a conundrum.
Do I or don't I use capital letters?
What if I do and they reject it?
What if I don't and they reject it?
What if I get rejected...again...by a computer. By a word verification box, no less.
So, I do what any sane blogger who is anxious to get visitors to her blog does.
I type in 'rammalammadingdongshadowawawa'
...and it works!

I am accepted by the word (but not really a 'word') verification box.

I have (potentially) made a new friend.
It can only go up from here, my friends. Right?

Please comment, and when you do, please write your word verification in your comment box to help prove my point.

8 comments:

Camie said...

lol - You are so funny - but t'is true!

here's mine...wabloccu...kinda sounds like why block you? If you say it really fast...

Blessings!

Camie

Erin @ Closing Time said...

I am laughing hysterically right now because this post just described me exactly. Word verification always leaves me feeling like a dork. I can't seem to get it right. Then I start thinking... Is there something wrong with me? Is this like one of those psychological tests where you have to say what the picture looks like to you? What does it say about my brain?

I've wondered if others have this issue, too. Now I know I'm not the only one!

My word verification this time is quite simple. I think I can manage it:

quisg

I'm pressing "publish your comment" now...hope I'm right! :)

Jenn @ A Country Girl's Ramblings said...

Creative post~ had me laughing this morning!

My word: bionsidi

The Hippie Moose said...

I feel your pain... I got
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Hello! I'm Kate. said...

haha this is hilarious! I know exactly how you feel! thanks for stopping by my blog! i'm glad you're having fun with the UBP! this is my first time too & it's been so much fun so far! i'm a new follower!

Muthering Heights said...

LOL, doesn't it just drive you crazy?

the lady of the house said...

I'm sitting here with my head throbbing and giggling. Thanks :)

BK said...

I cannot believe you don't have more comments, I LOVE your blog!!! My word verification is refes lol!