omphaloskepsis (how's that for a word?) or navel-gazing, and potentially a boring
read. Blogging in itself is a tad on the egocentric side, is it not? I happen to enjoy
reading posts about blogging, since it's one of my major interests. Does that mean
I enjoy navel-gazing? Of course I do. I knew you would, too.
You've probably noticed I've given in, and joined the majority of bloggers who
have switched on their word verifications. I did it last week, since I was on the
road, and couldn't screen out the Viagra spam
a day. I'll have to admit, it is nice. I think I'll leave it on for a while.
While being a tad inconvenient, it certainly is entertaining. Blogger is evolving
into an intelligent life form. I am amazed at how many times the word
verification includes my real name, preceded by "uni" or "un" or followed by
an occasional "ly".
Depending on Blogger's mood, it has been known to compliment my best comments with pressive, coolest, or crici. On the other hand, it tosses me just as many insults, like citicow, lowdfool, squat, or rejejune. Betsy happened to leave a comment on yesterday's "blogger house" post about her blogger weight gain, and the verification was taters. What kind of synchronicity is that? After reading a soup recipe post, I was requested to type flycowder. I kid you not.
Last week, when I felt uneasy about what sort of comment to leave, on a particularly touchy subject, the verification was awkworo. So, does this all-knowing Blogger also have the ability to look deep into my sowel (that's word verification for soul, by the way) and know how I feel, as I leave comments?
The most intriguing of all, have been joyodep and sewoollie. How can it possibly know the Deppster and I are doppelgangers, and that I am nutty about my woolly socks? I'll leave you now, to contemplate.
Dee-dum-dee-dum-dee-dee-dum-tee-dum. (That's the Hitchcock theme in case you didn't recognize it.)
(photo borrowed from Google images)