Some of you may have seen me around the the blogosphere. I visit--and comment on--a lot of blogs. Many of them use "word verification" to keep the spam bots at bay. A box of random letters pops up, and if you can't copy the sometimes fuzzy, sometimes squiggly and wiggly letters correctly, you don't get to leave a comment.
This makes the whole commenting process longer, which I used to find annoying (in a minor way), but now I've decided I rather enjoy it.
Because I turned it into a game!
It's a simple game, really. I just try to come up with definitions for the "words" that pop up.
Come on. You've done this, too, haven't you? As an avid reader, it's tough to see a random grouping of letters that doesn't signify something. So my brain has to assign it a meaning.
Here are a few recent entries in my Word Verification Dictionary, aka The Verifictionary:
poottiv -- flatulent. "Pardon me. That bean burrito I ate for lunch has made me rather poottiv."
logion -- a legion of people who regularly log on to the same web site.
doologi -- the science of "doing."
chesshi -- how chess players greet each other.
copit -- what you do with "a feel."
fortricl -- a small fort. "The kids didn't have enough wood to build a fort, so they settled for a fortricl."
comisse -- what you say when you commiserate with someone. "Yo, dude. I commisse."
cellon -- a close relative of the cello, only melon-shaped.
Have you come across any odd "words" during your blog crawl today? Let me know -- I'll add them to my verifictionary.