November 30, 2003

This spam contains 100% of your RDA of surrealism

Below, in its entirely, the header of a piece of spam I just received:

malfeasant trichinella

I am apprised of what's going on here, of course. Spammers have lately taken to filling their e-mails with random words in an attempt to get around the way spam filters look for particular words that tend to appear in spam and nowhere else. But it makes me worry that a spam like this will cause someone to think that "malfeasant trichinella" means "penis enlargement", and not "a wrongdoing genus of parasitic nematodes that causes trichinosis in man and carnivores, especially a wrongdoing genus of parasitic nematodes that has been elected to public office".

Posted by Francis at 01:40 PM