June 19, 2007

Spam Haiku

Weirdness. I just got a spam email with this as the entirety of the message:

backstitch betony, carrel compost beware, callous contiguity. didactic dexter amoco anathema charisma dobbs assign. airway bonanza anthracnose blomquist collateral batik atlas ditto dildo alpenstock codon congratulatory briefcase. barrack collector bermuda cert bowl darrell alphonse fred thompsn

Meaning? I have no earthly idea.

Posted by Steve-O at June 19, 2007 12:21 PM | TrackBack

My inner Pendant refuses to leave this alone - techincally it's not spam haiku but Spam free form verse. Haiku is defined by rigid syllabic forms.

Posted by: Taleena at June 19, 2007 12:53 PM

Does your email program display images? If not, then that's your answer. A series of random nonsense words like this, displayed over/under/beside an image, is one of the more common ways of defeating antispam filters. But if your email program doesn't display images, all you see is the nonsense-text.

Posted by: wolfwalker at June 19, 2007 05:23 PM