Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Verification Please

Alright, you might as well find out, I'm one of those weird people who can find humor in almost anything.  I can look at something that other people would not give a second thought to and find something funny or interesting about it.

I do other weird things too, like when I read an email from my dear friend Markus who is German, in my head I read it with a wonderful German accent!  I do the same thing with emails from my lovely friends Dan and Sandra over in the UK, yup as I read along I can hear their gorgeous British accents coming through each word.

Ok, please tell me I'm not the only one who does this, should I be Googling psychiatric rehab centers or are there legions of people just like me out there?!  Help me out here people by just smiling and nodding, then back away slowly if your answer was no!

So true to my wacky form, when I started blogging and then commenting on other people's great blogs I found the whole verification thing to be a source of interest and humor for me.  These computer generated words, or attempts at words often make me giggle out loud!  And I find myself doing more than just typing them in, I often associate them with something else, or pronounce them in my head in a way that makes them positively lyrical!

Let's take a recent one I had to enter, "explata,"  which in my mind sounded like a sunny town on the coast of Mexico.  If there was an Explata, Mexico, can't you just picture it as a tiny town with brightly colored buildings perched high up on a cliff overlooking the ocean. I expect to see it on an upcoming episode of HGTV's House Hunters International!

Then there was "emerest" which to me sounded like something you would see in a third grader's paper about Everest.  Probably circled in red by a teacher with the comment "no Jimmy it's Everest, not Emerest!"

Or how about "explo" which immediately made me think that it was supposed to be explode, but something really did explo....and then they couldn't finish the sentence!  Oh my!

And how about "reiti" which sounded like something you'd hear around my neck of the woods.  Instead of saying alrighty, they just shortened it to "Reiti, we'll see ya later than!"  And there was "dicula" which to me meant that someone really disliked someone named Cula and wanted them to die...eek!  Or maybe it's just the name of the new hunk from an upcoming Twilight movie?!

And last but not least, there was one that pretty much sums up someone who would even pay attention to such silly things as comment verifications and then give them a life of their own..."hyper"...yup, enough said!

On a more serious note, I would also like to take a moment to thank Donna from dh designs for thinking my blog was worthy of an award.  I really appreciate it!  And be sure to visit Donna's blog by clicking HERE so that you can follow along with the amazing design work she is doing on a friends very cool 125 year old log cabin!

I'm linking up over at Good, True, & Beautiful for Just for the Joy of it!

Good, True & Beautiful


  1. I do it too! I have a British friend, an Australian and a South African friend and every time I get a message from them I use their accents to read it. Their accents sound better in my head then when I try and say it out loud! You're not alone.

  2. I love it! You are the right kind of crazy for me to understand and enjoy every bit of that post!! So darn cute. Congrats on your award too...well deserved. ~Lili

  3. Yep I do that as well - especially seeing the humour in words and signs. I like your "explo" - poor person typing that one when it went off. I remember a sign at the University of Toronto, that read "Please do not cross the lawn" - I, of course, had visions of a very angry lawn. Small things amuse me. Glad to know you are the same.

  4. It's comforting to know that I'm not the only person who does things like this. We could start a whole new conversation about misreading vanity license plates in traffic. "Honey, do you think he/she meant it that way?"

    A commentor on my blog told me the other day that his verification word was "roses". How appropriate?

  5. Okay. Yep. Seek help. Actually I do something similar with license plates too. I guess we both need help!

  6. hee hee hee! That's so true! Explo indeed.

    Very fun way to start my day - thanks for the laughs!

  7. I know exactly what you're talking about! I do the same thing all the time, so no need to start googling those psychiatrists!

    I've thought of some pretty funny ones, too, but I love the ones you posted.

    And as for the voices, I wish I had an accent so others could hear it as they read my words. {sigh} I'm pretty certain Arizonans don't have accents.

  8. I totally do the same thing with word verifications. LOL
    You are not alone ;)

    ps I do the same thing with emails from my european friends. LOL

  9. With that kind of wonderful imagination, you HAVE to be an awesome mom!


Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.