I’m 99.9% sure that Blogger verification is a bully.
I know this because it makes me have to re-enter the word nearly every friggin’ time.
My eyesight isn’t that bad so all it’s doing is trying to make me think that I’m stupid. *Bastard!*
Also, and more importantly, I never, EVER get the funny veri words that people always brag about in comments.
I’m absolutely positive all of this is because I don’t have the veri thing activated on my own blog.
I bet you any money that if I did tick the ‘go veri go’ button, I would then get funny veri words.
However, I won’t do it now on principle because it would be kowtowing to bullying and no fucking way will I do that! *Damn the man!*
Blogger veri, you can kiss my fat white arse!
I'm sure your arse isn't really fat. White maybe, unless you've been nudie sunbathing in the Perth winter sun in which case it's probably got a lovely golden hue.
I never get amusing veri words either. Maybe it only happens to people from the US/Canada.
95% of the time I don't even know what my veri word means, so I wouldn't know if it was funny or not. I'm convinced some of the words they use aren't even real words.
Ummm, Jen, I'm pretty sure that I see my arse more than you so believe me when I say it is fat. 😉
You reckon it has a North American bias?? Heh. Something I hadn't considered. *adds to list*
Richelle, excellent point. How can they be veri words if they aren't actually words?!
It's like a tree falling in the forest or a post without comments… does it really exist at all?? O_O
*What the heck are in those hayfever tablets?!*
We get interesting word verifications because of President Obama. Yes, his charm extends that far.
Castanet also has something to do with the ones I get. She can move easily between the real world and cyberspace, you know.
If it has a North American bias it missed me. Which wouldn't be all that unusual, actually. I always study the veri words, trying to make something out of them, but alas, it's always goobledegook.
KZ: Wow. So it could be the fault of Oz's consistently sucky Prime Ministers. Excellent. Yet another thing to blame on those wankers.
Do you think Ms C could put in a good word for me seeing as how we're getting on better these days??
Wren: Maybe it's a massive conspiracy and there's just a whole heap of commentors who're fucking with us about their funny words. I'm beginning to think it's an urban myth.
Oh I am not alone! One time it took me 5 times to get the freakin verification word correct.
It hates you to KBC? It's such a bastard. And you know it's male because it has the exactly the same 'dumbing down' attitude that car mechanics and electronics salesmen have.
I wouldn't be surprised if some male did come up with it!
I get some fun ones every once in a while but I think I'm the only one that think they're funny because of my spectacularly vivid imagination.
I can't ever type those veri words correctly that's why I don't have it turned on for my blog. And without it? I think I've been spammed once in 18 months.
I don't find a problem with blogger veri words (A friend did a blog post where you had to come up with a definition for your veri-word no matter what. That was funny, like Balderdash.) but our local ticket agency uses slidey sideways words with lines through them and I've been known to try 6 or 7 times before I can the damn thing because there is always two letters smushed together.
Once in a while I get funny ones, but more often than not they are totally random letters.
I never get a fun veri word either. Maybe Florida is too far south to be considered North America? Damn the man!!
Tracy: I can't read 'em, let alone type 'em. Are they meant to be spam killers?? I thought they were to keep riff raff like me out.
Tam: Come up with definitions for veri words? That sounds like fun. Maybe I'll turn it on for a day and steal your friend's idea.
Oh oh. I bet that would be a good way to test my theory about not getting funny words because of it being off.
Lily: You reckon the Man's down on Florida too? Damn him straight to hell!
oh the man is out to get us all. It was due to me singing Walk Disney show tunes. he was jealous because I sing better than him. *nods* yes that's it!
It's possible… or maybe it was all the tra la la la la-ing that's driven him mad.
I think (which is always dangerous) that it's so that computers can't get ahold of your blog or some such technological crap like that. I have no clue, really.
KB – I thought I heard something singing, very faintly.
I'll go with technical crap. Sounds appropriate.
*off to buy another Ikea bookshelf*
I think they are to keep the bots from posting on blogs because bots (auto spammers) can't “read” the words, but I don't think bots really attack blogs like this. I've never seen any on blogger but you see them on YouTube where the same message is posted over and over. Usually some drivel about hot Russian women waiting to talk to you (Posted on a video about kittens chasing string. Yeah right, hot bed of people looking for Russian whores.)
Ahhh Kris, I beg to differ…can you truthfully tell me that you aren't being overly self-critical but are instead making a fair and just assessment of the state of your butt?
And I only very rarely get amusing words.
And did you just mention Ikea? *SIGH* I think Ikea will get here when eBook Readers do…as in never!
Tam: Oh. Have to admit, though, that I'm a bit disappointed because speaking to hot Russian women could have been fun. 🙂
Orannia: Trust me. I definitely can.
I ❤ Ikea. The Mumma just told me that Kindles will be coming to Oz next year some time. I would've thought that NZ would be part of that deal too.
I was at Ikea last week, needed new bulbs for my hallway lamps.
I have knowledge of several languages and I have never saw a veri word that was a real word. It may resemble something real but it ain't
As veri words and I don't mix… we have a love hate relationship. I need to want something really really badly to actually attempt to read 'the word' Although I did get penis (pen15)once which was fun LOL! I know it says pen 15 but my way is more fun!
Kindles are the best. I've had one for a year now and I don't leave home without it.!!!!!! If you have mobi you can download anything on to them. Just plug into your computer and smile. They load in seconds. They are changing the format for UK users now so I now just swipe across my laptop. It takes 15 mins to charge from flat and lasts 3/4 days before dying. I only have 118 books on mine but a friend has close to 250 and still has space. SOrry big kindle fan 🙂
Ingrid: “It may resemble something real but it ain't.”
Vindication. I haz it. 😉
Tish: Pen15. Too funny. *g* My r'ship is more hate than anything else. It's mutual. Believe me. *The Bastard!*
No kindles here in Oz, but I do have an ace Sony that the Mumma got me while she was in England mid year. I'm lovin' it.
So my Fuck it Friday:
My daughter told me this morning that the spirit wear (clothes that have school emblem and stuff on them) that was delivered to her yesterday was left at school in the child care. Only this morning it wasn't there. She said, maybe I left it by the cafeteria. Needless to say that the fucking bag of clothes can't be found. That shit's not cheap. 3 shirts and 2 pairs of capri's – $80.00 down the toilet. Hope the person who has them, enjoys them.
Shit! How bloody annoying for you Tracy. I hope they turn up.