Friday, November 16, 2007

Word Verfication Blunders

Many of my favorite bloggers use word verification for their comment boxes. So here is my confession: I never get the word verification right the first time. Shame-faced I am to admit it, but sometimes I have to go through the process THREE times.

You people know I'm not artistic. Sometimes the q's (oh Tracey don't hate me because of my apostrophe abuse.... I can't remember how to do letters) look like a's and the i's look like lower-case l's and I can't tell if it is a u or a v, an h or an n!? The especially curvy ones make me nervous. I just know it will take me 2 minutes to get it right.

11 comments:

Rob said...

I have no idea what you just said.

I Love You!!!!

tracey petersen said...

I get j and i confused and just take a 50-50 shot, which is invariably wrong. The first time it gives me ten skinny letters, the second it gives me five fat letters. It's as if it know that I'm simple.

caramaena said...

I get it wrong all the time too. I don't think it's you, it's the way they're distorted and run together sometimes - you just can't tell what the letters are!

crafty said...

Melinda, you are not alone.

M said...

Me too. Can't tell the difference between the lowercase Qs and the Gs.

BTW despite being a little bit of an apostrophe Nazi I do think there is room for the "clarifying apostrophe".

Fairlie said...

It's v's and w's that get me everytime. Two v's looks like a w, and a w looks like two v's.

(According to my copy of The Australian Government Style Manual, your use of apostrophes in this circumstance is completely acceptable. So rest assured The Australian Apostrophe Police shouldn't be knocking at your door anytime soon.)

Stomper Girl said...

Also if they put r,m,and/or n together.

Melinda said...

Oh Thank God I haven't screwed up the apostrophe usage here. I'm scared of Tracey. What if she sends Apostrophe Man to my house?!

precious pink pumps said...

Who would have thought this would have generated so much discussion! There are some tricky little combos they use for verification that is for sure.

tracey petersen said...

Don't be scared of apostrophe man. He ha a kind heart and NEVER makes you feel bad about yourself. He knows how to build up your self-esteem enough to be able to take a small pointer of correction.

He's the silver surfer - he's not tryig to hurt you, he's just trying to protect apostrophes.

Aunty Evil said...

The bloody L and I always look the same to me, and the stupid V and U and the W when it is too close to the next letter looks like U U etc.

Don't get your knickers twisted sister, it happens to us all.

You aren't that special afterall, see?

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