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August 14, 2006

Spam Libs

Today, I realized how spammers write those weird emails… Spam Libs. Like the classic Mad Libs but for spammers.

Mad Libs consist of a book that has a short story on each page, but with many of the key words are replaced with blanks using different parts of speech such as a noun, verb, adjective, or adverb, and other terms like a place or a part of the body.

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It occured to me when I was over at Tetherd Cow Ahead today reading about Spam Observations #27.

Now this is obviously someone who has not learned their English as a first language, but this begs the question, where exactly have these annoying pests learned to write like this?

I usually just delete spam without opening them but the ones I have opened usually have some picture which is the actual spam and the text is just filler to entice you to open the email.

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  • At 3:09 pm on August 14, 2006, http://crabapple.cc trackbacked:

    Spam Libs…

    I finally realized how spammers write those emails….

  • At 9:00 pm on August 14, 2006, Teri M. commented:

    Ok, I had to wait all day to comment, cuz usually I have weirdo spam, but I didn’t this morning! I purposely looked in my Junk e-mail folder. Here are a couple of jems: “shinebone They’re nice innocent” “accelerate where are you? option” “keyhole This is very important”

    good grief.

  • At 7:05 am on August 18, 2006, Terri commented:

    Hi from Michele’s…..I wondered how they took those words and turned them into spam.
    WHAT a pain! Thanks for sharining this.

  • At 7:29 am on August 19, 2006, kerrianne commented:

    I really! think you are onto something with the SpamLibs idea. That would definitely explain my recent half Biblical story/half party-poker links three-part! spam barrage.

  • At 9:30 am on July 18, 2007, …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead | archshrk pingbacked:

    […] you get email spam or comment spam and the body is just a bunch of random words, like some form of spam libs? Well this site was nothing but a bunch of those kind of pages. Not WordPress pages or blog pages […]

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