Fun with spam

I’m going through a tough time with work right now and need a little pick me up. I know it’s considered bad form to complain these days when one isn’t unemployed or underemployed, but I’m just not feeling the love for my work lately. (And by lately, I mean for the past year or two.)

So as I struggle to figure out what to do next to bring some more “rah rah” to my work day, I’m looking for a bit of humor wherever I can find it. The spam comments in WordPress are fitting the bill right now. Here are some of the more memorable bits that I’ve found.

I was even-handed wondering if anyone has buy Wow gold us fitting stratagies after getting gold… im dead tired of walking there ill-starred ;_;
Thanks seeking the pinch

Umm…what is even-handed wondering??? And just what is “the pinch” you’re seeking? (Probably best that I didn’t ask that, actually.)

I’d have to verify with you here. Which isn’t one thing I often do! I take pleasure in studying a post that will make folks think. Also, thanks for allowing me to remark!

Well, thanks! I think…I’d have to verify with you here. You know, just to be sure.

….Your understanding and kindness in playing with a lot of stuff was very helpful…

Whoa, there! I can’t recall posting anything about playing with a lot of stuff! That’s not usually my style on a public blog, after all. I’m much too demure for that.

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It’s the terrible syntax that makes these comments really stand out as spam. (Well, and the return addresses for things like male sexual enhancements.) I work with people outside the U.S. all the time and find the little turns of a phrase or unique term used in place of common U.S. vernacular to be intriguing. Why do my colleagues in India “have doubts” when my colleagues in the U.S. “have questions?”

(Whatever issues I’m having with work these days isn’t a reflection on the people I work with, by the way. I love working with people all across the world, even if crossing the time zones makes for some nontraditional work hours.)

So, I’m going to giggle all I want when I check the comments on my dashboard and see these kooky statements. Everyone needs a little pick me up.

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2 thoughts on “Fun with spam

  1. Sounds like Chinglish to me. (Chinese English). You’ll also find a lot of these types of errors in Electronics Owner’s manuals. European English always sounds very formal.

    I’m sorry to hear about work. I have days like that too and I know I have a great job.

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