Many, many websites that I visit now have little “tests” that they put you through before you are allowed to comment on or forward an article.  You know the kind: you’re asked to type in the “word” that you see on the screen.  My problem is that, when told to look for a word, my mind makes sure I find a word–a real one!  I don’t care if the letters on the screen spell “smark”; I’m going to substitute “snark.”  I used to do this when I was a legal secretary, too.  My attorneys would say what sounded like gibberish and I, listening dutifully to the dictaphone, would fill in similar-sounding English words that made sense.  Turns out their “gibberish” was actually Latin, but how was I supposed to know?


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One Response to Really?

  1. Heidi says:

    So, what did you write instead of res ipsa loquitur?

    Also, I hate those things because sometimes its hard to even figure out what the letters are – so I fail the test like, 7 times in a row, because I keep refreshing it asking for letters that are easier to read! Grrr!!!


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