Friday, 28 November 2008

Following from a random thought...

A while ago over at Sixteen Bluebirds, Fi said:

"Please tell me I'm not the only one who tries to pronounce the word verification letter-thingy? You know, "meddegxej" and "bxftsp" and stuff like that?"

Yes, I'm definitely in the school of people that tries to pronounce them too! And for some reason I've remembered that little post for all of this time. I remember it whenever I get an amusing verification word. But that post has popped into my head more frequently of late because it seems almost every single word these days seems to be less random and more... pronouncable.

So, for those of you out there who try to pronounce the blogger verification words: do you think they have become way more pronouncable recently?

It's like diabetes, but not

6 comments:

Taccolina said...

Yes! (mine today is 'hoeig') - I find myself wondering if they are simple muddlings of the letters in words in the dictionary, so many of them seem to close to real, unusual words, and yet so far... Hoeig! Hoeig!, she cried, brandishing the long-lost library card....

kt mac said...

haha such a funny post Beth.
I am putting me hand up to that i to try and sound out the word as I type it.

Today's word is flowmerp.

definitely easier to sounds out than some i've had. you know those ones with the x's and z's and silent j's ;)

Juddie said...

Definitely! I noticed a couple of months ago that they were suddenly getting more 'wordly'.

The one offered for this comment is 'refecho'.

Hoppo Bumpo said...

Oh definitely - I think there is someone at Blogger who they are paying to do the verification words. Yesterday I had "nests" (on a post that refered to birds) and another that used "jestercat". Random - yeah right!

The word for this post is "bedwi" ... some kind of continence problem do you think?!

Fibo said...

haha oh hello, what a lovely surprise :) After I posted that I found another blog where she not only tries to pronounce the word-verifications, but she comes up with little definitions of the words! It is very very funny:
http://ali-bell.blogspot.com/2008/11/ive-developed-strange-new-habit.html

Oh and my word verification today is 'kasman', definitely more pronounceable!

Melanie said...

Lol @ this topic. Not only do I read them out like words but its scary when I recently started thinking they even made sense as if I had become fluent in word verificationese
omg see, my word is candi....