Thursday, 25 November 2010

Why I Love Security Passphrases

"Please type in the security phrase to post comment."
Sound familiar? Probably, that phrase seems to follow most of us around the internet like a second shadow. I don't know how many times I've got peeved with the wretched things - why can't I just express my view and have done with it? Do I really need to verify I'm human? And what if I'm not human, what if I'm some six-eyed, purple-skinned, nine-toed giraffe from a distant planet? Does that mean I can't comment, huh, does it?

Yeah ... you get the idea.

But there is one thing I like about those widgets. They give you the most delicious nonsense words to type out! "Amonelli", "ovestele", "mircumstate", "gobumpok", they sound like some sort of bizarre love-child born of a mass word-orgy between all the world's minor dialects. My mother always says, "Why don't they just give us actual words instead of inventing stupid ones like these?" I say, "Why aren't these words real, they're brilliant!"

I think I may now have to make it my life goal to use the word "gobumpok" in an actual conversation. Either that, or re-write the dictionary.

1 comment:

  1. I've always been super annoyed when I have to verify that I'm human every single time I want to post a comment. But I don't think I'll ever frown at the security phrase ever again, now that I've read this post.. So thanks a ton for making annoyances that much more fun!! :D