Friday, May 15, 2009

Word Verification

Has anyone else noticed the way word verification software has started to offer not so much random selections of letters as streams that look as if they ought to be words?

Commenting on a blog just now I was invited to type climpsal. It got me wondering what one of those would be?

The noise of a trimmed toe-nail hitting the bottom of the bin? The period of time spent waiting for the hair straighteners to heat up? The experience of realising that you would be more comfortable not putting weight on one of your ankles? More examples please.

9 comments:

MikeF said...

My favourite, so far, was "oious" - a fascinating term which refers, I'm sure, to the tendency of piglets to escape through gaps in their pens that look too small for a rat.

Ex: "They'm too oious by far, they little uns..."

Incidentally, the word verification for this post is "dings" - those nasty little dents and scrapes any well-played guitar or bass picks up, however careful you are to put it on its stand when not actually playing.

Greenpatches said...

"testi" - the reaction of the person hit in the eye by nail-trimmnings that missed the bin.

Please tell me I'm not the only sad person to have pressed the comment link 15 times to see if the next word would be even better than the previous one.

Caroline Too said...

I'm sorry Greenpatches,

you are that sad,

in fact I suspect that you are probably the definition of a climpsal! :-)

but, then maybe I am a gaveno (my word verification) for being so mean as not to reassure you in your moment of doubt!

Kathryn said...

Chemeza...
There was an astounding chemeza in the last act, but unfortunately the gavenos were out in force and the overall outcome was testi

Reminds me of kettering, really...

ClaireT said...

sclux - a painful condition of index fingers caused by random letter typing into small boxes.

as in ".. that's a bad case of sclux you're sporting, Greenpatches .."

but a lovely, satisfying sort of word, don't you think?

MikeF said...

I couldn't resist. It must be catching, Greenpatches...

frunital: the condition of being well past one's best, as when clover heads go brown and soggy, or a vase of flowers has finally to be taken out to the compost.

"I'm feeling a bit frunital this morning. Must be my age, or else this wretched fog..."

St said...

Ladies and gentlemen. I think we have a new game.

Adisam - a portable toilet in the United States.

Caroline Too said...

...but available in the UK via Hercuss (UK) ltd...

Caroline Too said...

two variants on the new game
1) can you spot the verification word in our posts?

2) could you make up a sentence that 'seems' cocali right?