Friday, July 8, 2011

You Better Read This Post. I'm About To Be Word Raptured.

The other day I went to leave a comment on a blog, when I encountered the following word verification:  “Squid.”

I’m pretty sure this is a sign of the apocalypse.  Word verification words are supposed to be a jumble of letters.  Last time I checked, “squid” was a word. This got me thinking, what if the word verification jumbles are actually undiscovered legitimate words?  It can’t be that hard to figure out.  Watch.

Cocarsi: 1)  Of course I’ll carpool!
Jamogigl: 1) To get down-and-funky or to have a laugh-attack.*  Not both.

Unothog: 1) The discovery that some one is NOT a hog.  2) The absence of a hog.  3) One hog.  Or one thog.  Whatever.

Cartuper: 1) One who purposely upturns a cart.  They probably don’t want to go on the cart.  I’m sure they feel happy.

Dicystes: 1) Two cysts.  With an extra “e.”  “E” for “extreme” or maybe “elephant.”  Probably elephant.  Don’t worry, double-elephant-cysts are actually a good omen.  You shouldn’t have to go on the aforementioned cart.

See? Easy. I’m expecting my cheque from Merriam-Webster to arrive any day now.

* I realize none of the cool kids “get-down-and-funky” or have “laugh-attacks.”  But this post is already so ridiculous that I’m sure a couple of hopelessly outdated phrases will go more or less unnoticed.

** OH MY GOD, I wrote this post late last night, and this morning when I went to leave a comment on another blog, my word verification was “Nation.”  I’m keeping an eye out for the four horseman.   And my cheque still hasn’t arrived.  Get it together, Merriam-Webster, I’ll probably be raptured any minute now.


Betty Fokker said...

I don't think you have to worry until the verification word is fUckY0u.

OMG -- my verification word for this post is cola! Aeeiiiieee!!

Lizbeth said...

Put them together and you have Squid Nation. How cool is that?!?

I had to type in "biess" and I have no earthly clue as to what that could possibly mean. Maybe bias spelled phonetically?

SarcasmInAction said...

mine is mishmish.
pretty sure that's a word.
no wait. I'm thinking of mish mash"

Angela@BeggingTheAnswer said...

@Betty - Cola? Probably just a portent. If the next one you get is "death" run for the hills.

@Lizbeth - Squid Nation would be an awesome band name.

@SarcasmInAction - mishmish, mish mash, they're practically the same thing.

Marianna Annadanna said...

I recently had "wino" which CANNOT be a coincidence.

Right now it's "catera". Which is wat the cats will rename the Earth when the rest of us are wiped out.

Suzi said...

OMG - that's too funny!

Angela@BeggingTheAnswer said...

@Marianna - I, for one, welcome our new cat overlords...

@Suzi - thanks!

Laura said...

The end is near.