Spammers Can’t Spell Or Can They

Here is a little question that has been bothering me lately. If you have an email address and or spend any time online at all you have received all sorts of spam.

Apparently there are a ton of pills that I can take that will endow me with the privilege of being called tripod. Not only that, but these will make me the most incredible lover of all time.

Of course there are other messages that offer me pills that will give me more hair than Cousin It, thicker and fuller too. And there are the proverbial mystery shopper notes that offer opportunity to be paid to shop.

Here is my question. I understand that English is not the native tongue for many of the authors of these notes so it makes sense that there would be grammatical errors. But what I don’t understand is why so many include complete gibberish. For example:

Give her an opportunity to spread rumors about your enormous size.
Expect an explosion in your intimate life very soon - guaranteed! Find
what you need

What the hell is up with that. It doesn’t look like a tracking or referral code. I just don’t get it.

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1 Comment

  1. BaconEating AtheistJew August 24, 2006 at 12:31 pm

    I think spammers intentionally misspell words to escape those who use word filters. For example, many mail programs have an option to not allow mail that uses words that you choose the program not to allow.
    You can add penis to the filter, but would you add penise or peniss or pennis?

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