So I was commenting over on another site yesterday, and it had one of those spam-catchers like I have here, where you have to type in the random assortment of letters and numbers to prove that you're a real human, with a heart, brains and courage. Some of them give you real words. I think the one at Ethicurean is like that, very easy to use. Some are of the completely unintelligible variety - Wickedly Scarlett's is like that, only particularly bad, because hers is of the random-letter-on-a-smudgy background variety, and my cybertronic eyes can't always make out the difference between i's and r's and t's and l's and the smudges, and sometimes q's look weird, and I have to go through a couple of tries. I think I have the same one. Typepad!! (said while shaking fist.)
So I left a note for Tequila Stakes Croquet and the captchkin wanted me to enter SIDS, which I thought was kind of creepy. Why not SARS, while you're at it? Or POLIO? So I superstitiously had to make a new comment just to shake the mojo.
Which made me think of a question for you, the audience. What would you do, upon buying a new car and registering your vehicle, if the license plate that arrived in the mail was not a completely random letter assortment, but rather said something like
Would you send it back? Do they even allow you to, without forking over for a vanity plate? What would you do?