Friday, November 07, 2008

word verification

Recently Google has been generating quasi-meaningful-sounding word verification - so far today I've had besserso (as in, "Ja, es ist besser so.") and vocurdst:

I vocurd
Thou vocurdst
He vocurdeth
We vocurden
You vocurden
They vocurden

(to vocurd: archaic English verb meaning to vocalise through emulsified substances associated with whey.)

And the latest gem is pologami - that's either "the art of folding small round mints with a hole in" or a love-in at a polo match...

19 comments:

Balador said...

Surely Pologami is playing in multiple polo teams without the others knowlege

I just got Lazin as in Lazin on a sunny afternooon.

Steve Hayes said...

When my son makes us pizza he sometimes tells us he's run out of origami.

Mahud said...

I've tagged you for the six random things meme!

Yvonne said...

Today's offerings: genesco (a little-known painter of the Italian Renaissance?) and thethlys (a flower that grows by the River Lethe, whose fumes induce forgetfulness).

Steve Hayes said...

I don't make as many mistakes in typing them in, I find. And the one in this post is meaningful - "sting"

Joe said...

Today I had 'gemastry' which is the ancient oriental martial art of combat using only precious stones and 'paphtess' which is descriptive of a small Greek village which has lost its only seller of Ouzo.

Glad you noticed this, Yvonne, I had spotted it recently, no-one else mentioned it and I thought it was just my brain picking out random meanings and patterns where none actually existed. I wonder if we could use these pseudo words to divine the future?

Yewtree said...

Actually I can't take credit for this one; it was actually Bo who had the idea of coming up with definitions for the words :D

The Silver Eel said...

Alert Uxbridge.

I have been given hasmshno: to refuse a third doobie.

Yewtree said...

From Brithenig:

rerbach: a small boy who gathers up lost things at eisteddfods (from rerum, things, + bach, little).

ty lazos: a house of lepers.

Yewtree said...

Synyanit: small eastern European god of shopping ennui.

Yewtree said...

Just got 2 more: aftible (an ansible that sends messages back through time) and raptism (an initiation into rapper culture).

Yewtree said...

Wealorme: Anglo-Saxon for a serpent that brings blessing.

Yewtree said...

"foddr": a social-networking website for cannon-fodder?

Yewtree said...

alpowar: a very large battleship (by extension from man o'war).

misher: Yiddish for someone who habitually causes confusion wherever they go.

Yewtree said...

hoaktax - a tax upon hokum, hocus-pocus and hoaxes (otherwise known as "There's one born every minute").

Yewtree said...

appirthy: pithy and apposite

Yewtree said...

anthst = fear of not finishing anthologies.

Yewtree said...

stompew: to misbehave in church.

tantred:
(1) an aunt who dresses eccentrically (as in When I am old I shall wear purple/ With a red hat that doesn't go...)
(2) a particularly florid tantrum
(3) past participle of the verb, to tantra.

Yewtree said...

imphros - a small lantern carried by an even smaller hobgoblin to guide faery ships safely into port (the opposite of a will o' the wisp).