Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Bantrum (unreal words generated by spam filters)

Over on my other blog, before I set up this Wordsmith version, I launched a page called Bantrum. I started out collecting the 'words' that are generated by spam filters. Bantrum was one of them and it seemed to sum up the whole concept really. So I collected, and I translated them and turned them into my own mini dictionary. I've given each of them a definition. If you decide to go over and take a look at them I think you might enjoy it. Oh - and when you get to horse it really did offer me that as 'random' letters!

The picture is a detail from a sculpture:
House of Knowledge
Jaume Plensa
Part of the Beyond Limits exhibition at Chatsworth, Derbyshire, 2008


Sandra Davies said...

Have you come across 'The Meaning of Liff' by Douglas Adams and John Lloyd?
[and this post had 'ledork' as a Bantrum ...

MorningAJ said...

Oh yes - I love that book. I've called bouncy, hairy dogs Scamblesbys ever since I read it!

Akelamalu said...

Word verification quite often makes me laugh with what it comes up with. :)

Jannie Funster said...

Some of those are HILARIOUS!!

Thanks for some fun grins on those! :)