Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A "Flu"ke - Or Irony With Word Verifications

Dontcha just love those word verifications that pop up before you can leave a comment? Sometimes they are annoying as heck and difficult to decipher and sometimes they are actually a pretty funny mixture of letters.
Before Christmas I was visiting my sweet blog friend, Michelle (Cowboys and Custard) and was reading about how ill she was. She had been stricken with the nasty flu bug and was literally "saddled" and neck deep in Kleenex. Her long and growing list of things to get done before Christmas had to be held off till she got better. I was leaving her a couple of messages and that is when the irony popped up. Preholi - hmmm...kind of like preholiday? Pre-holiday pain-in-the-butt flu is more like it. A bit strange, ironic...so I got out my camera. You know, anything for blog fodder. Right?
Ok...and this one popped up...Fluckle. Now WHAT is a fluckle? Is it a new form of Flu? All I can say is that Blogger is lucky that they had the "L" in between the F and the U. Anywho, both words kind of struck that ol' bone of mine. Any of you ever had this happen to you?



I believe Michelle is feeling better and it is probably because her dear and loving husband, Mr. Custard - also known as Nurse Flo - gave her plenty of the proper nursing care whilst she was housebound. For a funny read, be sure to read Michelle's guide to a healthy Christmas. As for me, I believe I am still in some state of delirium from all of the sleep and Theraflu. Or it could be because I had a few shots of whiskey in my teee...teaa..tae. t. e. e. .......................................zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.............................. pardon...I dozed off. Honestly, just one shot before bed and I slept like a princess. Well, maybe not a princess as I look more like a wretched sea hag that bears a striking resemblance to Rudolph - but more like Carl Malden.

Thank you so much to all of your for the get well wishes and the phone calls. I just could hug you, but then again that might not be a good idea afterall.

Till the next post....ta ta. Sneeze. Sniffle. Cough. I have some thanking still to do to some very sweet and thoughtful friends!

28 comments:

Sue said...

I'm sorry to say that you still sound delirius from all the Theraflu....maybe the word verification is how the english language got it's start...Hope tomorrow your on the mend...get a good night's sleep.

Miss Jean said...

Oh, Becky! I am so sorry that you are still sick. Take care of yourself. You have things to do! Make sure Mr. Sweet Cottage, Little Mr. Sweet Cottage and Master of the House, Doogs are all taking care of you.

Funny about those word verifications. Someone posted on their blog that it came up for them once as their last name! How wierd is that?

Connie said...

Aren't those funny sometimes, chickee?! I've seen some reeeeally good ones also. They are called captchas just for your info. Come and visit when ya feel good, honey.
Smooches,
Connie

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

so funny! Don't take too much Theraflu! I swear I'm word verification challenged. Sometimes it takes me 3 times before I get it right. One time I was posting on a gal's blog named Shirl. The verification- Shirls!

Pink Slippers said...

The verification words can sometimes be pretty funny. I can't even write one of them I once got. yikes.

She'sSewPretty said...

I always laugh at those word verification thingies. I should start writing them down.
I hope you're over your flu soon. My son has had it and I am ready for him to go back to school! Maybe I should have snuck some whiskey in his tea. LOL

Rochelle said...

Hi Becky
Sorry to hear you're still under the weather.....but the rest of your blog entry.......hah..hah...hah!! :)
Rochelle

mishebe said...

For the last couple weeks every time i leave a comment i was thinking to myself What stupid Words and who comes up with them.? Also some i can barely see or figure out if it is a L or an I . Funny you brought it up. Mishelle

The Rose Room said...

ha ha, I thought I was the only one who did that with the word verification!!! Quite often the 'word' is so 'fitting' to the situation you have commented on!!! Rachaelxo

Eileen said...

Oh yes.. I've had some very funny word verifications.. and usually let the blogger know in the comment what it was. Hilarious some times! Fluckle.. I would have died laughing.
Hope you feel better soon!

Kathleen Grace said...

I have seen some funny ones, and I appreciate that they are more "word-like" now than they used to be because theya re easier and faster to type in. I hope you feel better soon! My mom used to give me spoonsful of whiskey as a child when I was sick. I believe that explains why I have never been a drinker1 lol. Nasty stuff, but if it works, have one on me:>)

the wild raspberry said...

I never had the foresight to write them down {or take a photo} but I have run across some "hidden messages" that make me giggle.
good day to you. Chas

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Hi Becky,

Sorry to hear that you are still sickers :( Those word verifications are too funny! Get plenty of rest sweet friend.

Hugs,
Dena

becky up the hill said...

Sick? I'm sorry my friend. I hope it's not foggy down there to boot! Take care and be kind to yourself.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Yes, those Word Verification things can be funny at times. But mostly, I dislike having to do them.

They don't prevent much C.R.A.P. from getting into our comments actually. The 'Weirdos' always find a way around such.

Plus, Word Verification doesn't stop nasty people from commenting nasty things... so what good is Word Verification?

I use Comment Verification. Catches everything! And my readers don't have to submit to the Word Verification thing. :-) Just my way...

But then, we'd not have the fun of seeing "Fluckle," now would we? Or the fun of wondering what would happen, if the Word Generator _had_ left out the "l"! >,-)

Aunt Amelia
"Good champagne can certainly
be aged and will improve for ten years or longer. The bubbles become tinier and more plentiful, the aroma fruitier."
~~Frédérique Bavert

skoots1mom said...

you have turned me on to a new hobby...how funny are you?!!
you made me laugh...
enjoy your day!

Mary said...

Oh, get well soon, sweetie! I just got a word verification "inert" -- which perfectly describes my lack of desire to exercise today. LOL

LOVE all your new vignettes for the new year, and your wonderful new header, :)
xoxo,
Mary

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

To funny! I need to take a picture of some I have come across to! They are getting clever! LOL! Cute post Becky!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Denise said...

I have come across some pretty funny word things... but never thought to take a picture of one of them....... what fun you are...........

sorry you are still sniffing and coughing...... May the Lord just move in and restore your health...... and keep an eye on those captchas........ you never know when they will be a clue to the buried treasure........

Miss Sandy said...

Thank you for stopping by for a visit and for your sweet comment. I too have noticed some strange codes coming from blogger lately and yes, some of them do strike me as funny. Not to much the one that recently stopped to name calling, "fatso" was its slur, I kid you not! I hope you have a wonderful and well weekend!

Heleen said...

Yes, I always try to read the strange words too and sometimes give a meaning to it. thanks for posting about, nevet thought of it!

Michelle said...

Get well soon!! I had to laugh at your post .. I always laugh at those word verifications too!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Michelle

Linda said...

Too funny. I've been thinking about these letters too since I have been blogging up a storm. They seem to be words almost. They can be pronounced with makes them easier and quicker to type in. Some of these I think could ALMOST be words. ha ha

Joni said...

Soooo funny! I hope you get to feeling better, and eat some good old homemade chicken noodle soup, that's a for sure cure!

I love your word verification words! Very fluke-y!

Our Back Porch said...

Yeah, I've come across some hilarious ones before.
I do hope you feel better soon sweets. Come by and visit when you get better.

Huggles,
Rebecca

Elyse said...

too funny. just like auto-correct on spell-check. when you blog, just about anything becomes post-worthy!

check your email. i sent you an idea ...

xo

Teresa said...

Yep! Some really nutty word concontions show up. Fluckle?? What a hoot!

What is spot on though is your header, background and overall layout. Beautifully striking. And of course the Scottie takes it from striking right on into perfection! Nice job!

Angie said...

I often crack up at the funky letter combinations. I had the dumb thing call me a loser once and I didn't appreciate that one... LOL