September 5th, 2013

Spambot of the day

Word-coining bot:

Hmm it looks like your site ate my first comment (it was etlmerexy long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up and say, do you have any tips and hints for rookie blog writers?

Here’s the first: it would be etlmerexy good if you used words already in existence.

9 Responses to “Spambot of the day”

  1. Beverly Says:

    This may be a good place to post a “heads-up”: The latest Leftist meme in academia is this catch-phrase, “Rampant Individualism.”

    Look for it soon in a panel discussion near you.

    I spotted this one in three different academic books I was editing this spring and summer (I work for one of the most prestigious academic publishers), and recognized it as a Leftmeme immediately.

    Rampant. Individualism. Only the American variety is scorned, of course.

    They’re getting bolder and bolder with their Kulturkampf.

  2. carl in atlanta Says:

    Your bot reminded me of this:

    “Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?”

  3. Charles Says:

    “etlmerexy”

    Can I have the word origin please?

    Can you use it in a sentence?

    Oh, wait, I’m not on the Scripps Spelling Bee blog?! My mistake.

    For whatever it’s worth, Neo, I did a Google search for “etlmerexy” and even though all the results were this same spam blog comment, neo-neocon was listed first. yea!

  4. Mary B Says:

    @carl in atlanta: I think you’re right! Extremely would fit :D

  5. LisaM Says:

    Are you sure it wasn’t Art?

  6. Artfldgr Says:

    yup…

    besides, if you search it, only 5 hits come up…
    weird combination of representative subjects…

    neo’s blog
    Israel forum jblog
    thinking out aloud (blog)
    economic scuttlebutt
    wedding ceremony tips at i pronounce you
    zahung forum (vietnam)

    only one tried to use it in a proper sentence, the others were the spambot

    “I am 5′ 10 and 200 lbs, my feet are etlmerexy flat (no arch) and I have an outward pronation.”

    i have really searched hard to find it, even using soundex, and adding a letter to the front..

  7. NeoConScum Says:

    The ‘bot’s i-Thingy prolly has an ‘etimerexy’ APP.

  8. ZZMike Says:

    It’s a mark of how good our brains are at decoding language that most everybody knew what that word really was. (As carl in atlanta points out.)

    Many years ago, I did a search for “thriteen” (by mistake) and came up with thousands of hits. Today all I get is a measly 87,400. And I had to convince Google that I means what I spelled.

  9. Wry Mouth Says:

    double-plus etlmerexy

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