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 But this post is already so ridiculous that I’m sure a couple of hopelessly outdated phrases will go more or less unnoticed.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.