Its sad to learn that spammers have a better vocabulary than me

Back when I first setup this blog, one of the first things I did was setup akismet to catch spam (Sidebar:huge props to Lodewijk “Low” Schutte for his article on setting up Akismet for ExpressionEngine). I just checked today for false positives, which I do every few days. Generally the spam is very easy to spot and I delete it sight unseen, but today I took the time to read the few spam comments that were caught. 8 of them were banal, but the 9th was hilarious.

Now I know that that they often try to decieve filters with Madlib style randomly made up sentences, but this one couldn’t have turned out any better.

Your blog was of armpit awesome again even though it was petrifying for me to flagulate what happened.You turned what could have been a very folderol thing into something side-splitting and positive. Do pick with care! Also you dwell portable radio news programme show.I betrothed you xoxox

And doubly funny is that “folderol” is actually a word.

fol⋅de⋅ral [fol-duh-ral]

1. mere nonsense; foolish talk or ideas.
2. a trifle; gimcrack; gew-gaw.

Its a sad day when I learn that spammers have a better vocabulary than you do. The good news is that “flagulate” is not a word, and I get to keep holding my head high!


jeremy wrote on

that was probably supposed to be flagellate…

Lodewijk Schutte wrote on

It’s a sad day, indeed! ;)