Compelling Ads

Currently in my bulk mailbox at Yahoo:

Cecil Greenwood, “be a reaaaal maaaaaan to your spoooouse”

Rodrick@yahoo.com, “capacitance reminiscent precession u.s.a rick pfennig tusk horsedom indices iffy…”

ret Ash, “anus bay option delicatessen bragging singleton trend fault polymorphic whalen t… ”

Frederick Donnelly, “zellerbach moriarty straw crowfoot portray sourwood fervent diameter pith hilum … ”

Martina Lambert, “suuper streetch your coock”

Chris Jensen, “The Beeest Lubee For Your Johnsoooooon”

Josefina@yahoo.com, “the moooost pooowerful mediiiicin”

Is one supposed to encounter those and think, “Hmm, that must be a message from grandma” or “Damn, I’ve been wondering where to get me a horsedom indice”?

On the other hand, one could imagine several of these products being mutually reinforcing.

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Comments

  1. Brian J. says:

    With those phonetic spellings, it appears as though the messages were either written by or targeted to Canadians. Or Scots.

  2. Steven says:

    Do realize what kind of search engine traffic you are going to get now? 😉

  3. dondo@dondo.org says:

    As spam filters get better, the spammers have had to change the content of their emails to slip past them. The filters are now doing (limited) semantic analysis of the content of the emails. A collection of random words from the dictionary confounds that analysis, as does enough misspelled words.

  4. dondo says:

    As spam filters get better, the spammers have had to change the content of their emails to slip past them. The filters are now doing (limited) semantic analysis of the content of the emails. A collection of random words from the dictionary confounds that analysis, as does enough misspelled words.

  5. McGehee says:

    With those phonetic spellings, it appears as though the messages were either written by or targeted to Canadians. Or Scots.

    Not Scots. Not enough R’s in “reaaaal”.

  6. jen says:

    I’m wondering where “anus bay” is and why we haven’t heard more about this place.