May 16, 2005

Wurst of the web

I, along with you and everyone else on the planet with an e-mail address, get a lot of spam. And most of it gets sent to my spam folder, thanks to Bayesian filters, but every so often some new genre of spam appears and crops up in my regular inbox. Today, that heretofore-unsent-to-me spam was: German spam. Here are the subject lines (translated by Google):

60 Jahre Befreiung: Wer feiert mit?
(60 years release: Who celebrates also?)

Auf Streife durch den Berliner Wedding
(On patrol by the citizen of Berlin Wedding)

Paranoider Deutschenmoerder kommt in Psychiatrie
(Paranoid German murderer comes into psychiatry)

I guess it's reassuring that foreign spam has subject lines that are just as inscrutable as those of domestic spam.

Update: As pointed out to me by Eric Berlin, the German spam is the fault of a worm that only wants to spread extreme right-wing propaganda.

Posted by Francis at 11:00 AM | TrackBack

Strangely, the word "wedding" is not actually the German word for wedding at all. "Trauung" is marriage ceremony. The German word "Wedding" translates, more or less, to "jelly doughnut".


Posted by: Vardibidian at May 16, 2005 08:18 PM

The first one is more like,

"60 years of freedom/liberation: who's celebrating with [us]?"

Posted by: Martin at May 20, 2005 02:34 AM
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