Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Spam blockers on our blogs…

You know, where you have to enter a “word” before you can leave a comment.

Some of us have them, some of us don’t. (I do – don’t know why – seemed like the thing to do).

I don’t know exactly how they workI guess they do.

But have you ever noticed the “words” we have to type in to leave our comments?

They crack me up…

They are SO CLOSE to real words that it seems like they should mean something.

So, I’ve kept a little record of some of them. And just like my “blog terms dictionary” (See my post, “When in Rome” dated July 28, 2010 you don’t have to, but you can, if you want to…) – where was I? Oh yeah, I’ve searched and found definitions to these “words”:


1. drith what Daffy Duck puts on when he’s pretending he’s a woman for Halloween: “Where’th my drith? The one with the pretty ruffleths?”

2. mation – a country where moms rule: “They lived in a mation where everyone cleaned up their rooms, and gave their mothers flowers on Fridays.”

3. drima – when you have a really dramatic dream...in Italy: “Wow! That was some drima last night. Nothing comedy about it – Mama mia, drama all the way.”

4. cherate – a price quote from Cher’s plastic surgeon: “Is that the regular price or is that the cherate?”

5. flitylit a verb describing how fireflies fly: “Those little bugs sure do flitylit from one place to another!”

6. touclas – when an exotic bird, like a toucan, exhibits “chic” behavior: “That bird sure has some touclas. Must be from hanging out with the peacocks.”

7. pundow – what stupidly funny remarks are worth on the open market: “Hey George, what’s the pundow? Is it still $1.00 a share?”

8. oritate – really important speaking: “Joe was asked to oritate at the weekly Toastmasters meeting.”

9. comin – short-hand for a lazy person: “The door’s not locked. Comin.”

10. koake – entertainment at the monthly “Poor Speller’s Club”: “Come on Toosday nite four “Koake Night” – we luv too here yore singing!”

11. predietr – something that hunts: “That is one mean predietr, Jethro. He ate all the chickens!"

12. gousive – what to use if your pet bird loses some feathers: “Molly, give me some of that gousive. Goosey Gander’s lost some of his strutting feathers!”

13. butpoa country conjunction/adjective: “Golly, I thought we were hurtin’ for money, butpo Zeke’s got nothin’ ”

14. logived – sacrificial lumber: “We are thankful for what this logived. His sacrifice helped us build this house.”

15. persubog – high speed chase in Louisiana: “Yup, we finally caught him after we mounted a persubog into the bayous.”

16. tuperco – shorthand for a home-sales company: “Yeah, I used to sell for Avon and Tuperco. Now I’m into Amway.”

17. feeskint – a skinflint (cheapskate, tightwad) who refuses to pay his doctor’s bill: “Mr. Cheepo is such a feeskint. He’ll die before he agrees to our charges.”

OK, what’s the point?


Words can convince, persuade, influence, impart, incite, encourage, demean, explain, confuse – the list of verbs goes on and on.

What we say carries meaning.

Especially as representatives of Jesus Christ.

We must say what we mean, and mean what we say.

We must “tame our tongues” and “speak the truth in love.”

We must be HONEST.

We must always represent our Lord in the best possible language.

"The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in those who tell the truth." (Proverbs 12:22) 

"With Christ as my witness, I speak with utter truthfulness. My conscience and the Holy Spirit confirm it." (Romans 9:1)

"...If you want to enjoy life and see many happy days, keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies." (1 Peter 3:10)

“Then keep your tongues from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies!” (Psalm 34:13)

“…I will watch what I do and not sin in what I say. I will hold my tongue when the ungodly are around me.” (Psalm 39:1)

“Those who control their tongue will have a long life; opening your mouth can ruin everything.” (Proverbs 13:3)

“Watch your tongue and keep your mouth shut, and you will stay out of trouble.” (Proverbs 21:23)

“…no one can tame the tongue. It is restless and evil, full of deadly poison…If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life…” (James 3:8, 13)

Are you speaking His language?

Ask God to give you HIS WORDS – so that your speech is honoring to His name.

BLOG = "Blessedly Leaning On God!"


  1. Hi Sharon,

    I can't think of anyone who could produce a better dictionary of Spam Blocker Words.

    Thanks for giving me a moment's indulgence to smile. You're the best!

    Blessings and peace.


  2. cute definitions of your spam words; they are funny!! I think that is why the Bible tells so much about the tongue because of how destructive our words can be and also how encouraging they can be if we use them in the right way. I really try hard to control my tongue, but there are those times.......constant battle indeed!


  3. There are some strange verification words out there aren't there! I have often chuckled at them...

    It is so important to speak His language... amen!

  4. Love the analogy..but it's true about words. They have power and it's so important for us to tame our tongues.

  5. #1 - LOVE Sharon's dictionary! I started keeping track of those words that made me laugh, but I swear I can't find it.

    #2 - Yes, words can be very dangerous. Coming from a verbally & mentally abusive marriage, I can vouch for the fact that the saying "Sticks & stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me" is a LIE! It took me 1.5 years to even rediscover who I even was anymore. BUT I'M BACK, BABY!!!!!

    Great post...as always! LOVE to see you pop up on my dashboard.

    Hugs ~ Merana

  6. MTJ - Thanks, friend! It's good to smile - glad I helped yours today!!

    Betty - Oh yes! A CONSTANT battle!! I continue to ask the Lord to give me words that are helpful and kind and true...and then to be wise enough to know when to be QUIET!!

    Amanda - Yes, the verification words are weird! But so funny! It is indeed important to speak HIS language...

    Lyn - Words are powerful, oh yes. You know, the thought also occurred to me while I was writing this post, that Satan is the master at "twisting" words. He can use words in such a subtle and powerful way. We must be alert to his "almost true" words - and always test them against God's Word.

    Merana - #1 Thank you!! You lose notes and lists, too?! I'm not alone - yay!
    #2 - I'm sorry for the painful time you went through, but as a follower of your blog, I KNOW you are TOTALLY BACK, BABY!!! You are a blessing, Merana - a true testimony with your inspired words.



"So [I] have been greatly encouraged in the midst of [my] troubles and suffering, dear brothers and sisters, because you have remained strong in your faith. It gives [me] new life to know that you are standing firm in the Lord. How [I] thank God for you!" (1 Thessalonians 3:7-9)

Thanks for your comments - it is such a joy to be sharing my journey with friends like YOU!

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