Checking my spam folder is among my favorite things to do at WordPress. Several of my biggest fans use my blog to practice their English. I always try to comment back so they won’t lose interest. Here are the latest examples just as they were sent to me (and my reply).
1. From: Baju family….”I think that is among the such a lot vital info for me. And i am satisfied studying your article. But want to remark on some basic issues, The site style is ideal, the articles is in reality great : D. Excellent”
Me: “Dear Baju, Thank you for your continued support of my blog. Just a couple of suggestions to help you with your English. First, excellence is an A not a D. Also, the proper grammar is….. the articles am in reality great. Also, I would like to order a silk-screened printed T-shirt from your blog.”
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2. From Homepage….”Great site. A lot of helpful information here. I’m sending it to some pals ans additionally sharing in delicious. And certainly, thanks in your effort!”
Me: “Dear Homepage, aside from being jealous of your clever blog title, I appreciate you deliciously sharing my blog with your pals….just so you know, it has a lot of protein and 100% of the minimum daily requirement of laughs. And certainly, you’re welcome in your comment.”
3. From Dyrehandler: “Useful information. Fortunate me I discovered your site accidentally, and I am shocked why this accident didn’t happened earlier! I bookmarked it.”
Me: “Fortunate me I wrote the blog but I am truly sorry about your accident…I hope no one was hurt. I visited your blog but didn’t enjoy it that much, mainly because I don’t understand a word of Swedish. I did make out that you were offering assistance in bogforing. That’s great. I know my bogforing isn’t nearing as good as it could be. I do have one question. What are you handling that is so dire?”
4. From My Homepage: “I as properly believe thence , perfectly pent post! . 164751”
Me: “Dear My Homepage (and I thought Homepage was clever), Forsooth! And by the way, zip codes should only have 5 numbers.”
Stayed tuned for more interesting spam comments as they occur.
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Spam is priceless, isn’t it? Fortunate me I read this post.
So glad you didn’t have an accident while you were reading it.
LOL! I especially like the personalized spam that addresses me as “Dude” and “Guys.”
Dear Al, you are a very kind man taking the time to help English-language-challenged souls all over God’s creation. Are you also running an underground railroad for illegal immigrants?? Anonymous
I was, but Obama ruined my business by making them all legal.
Oh Al! Sometimes the spam almost makes sense to me. Mostly I get the sex spams and the cialis spams. Oh and there was that one post where the title had BUSH in it, I shudder thinking of the spams I got on that one! I eventually just made the post private because the spam was coming in faster than the water on the Titanic.
Thanks for the laugh!
Actually, Jodi, I think wordpress has one of the better spam filters. I have yet to get a comment in my blog that was spam.
Those spammers really know how to pull at your heart-strings and your ego, don’t they? If only they could get their random language generator to work…
Very clever responses. I wonder if they will understand since you use proper English?
I checked my spam folder the other day. One complimented me on some “Light Up the Blog-o-Sphere” post then generously offered me a link to their site–something about sex dating. Wasn’t that nice?
That was you?
And I thought I was being so clever… 😉
So many bloggers complain about spam but I’m with you, Al – it’s fun 🙂
After seeing how brutal you are to the wordpress prompters, I wouldn’t want to end up in your spam folder! You’re the Queen of retorts.
I got a spam recently that was a link to a site and a list of all the different drugs you could buy there. One of the drugs listed was “baby Cialis”. I have no idea what that means.
The mind boggles!
I can’t believe I have just been permanently deleting such rich blog fodder! Leave it to you, Al, to make a great joke of spam.
I take readers any way I can get them, Susan.
Oh Al you have new friends! I have to admit, there english is better than what i here in west haven sometimes. Keep me infirmed. You’re comebacks are fantastical.
Yew ar very gud with yer grammer Cindy. Has you ever thut about tutring?