So, last spring, after Dave’s Excellent China Adventure, I blogged a couple times about China, China advertising, Chinese web design, etc.. I think, somewhere along the line, I may have quoted something in Chinese, putting, somewhere in my WordPress database, a few Mandarin characters.
And all of a sudden, in my pre-Akismet spam filtering days, I was playing whack-a-mole to 100 pieces of China blog spam in my comments every day.
Last week I blogged about Paolo Bettini, the world champion cyclist and winner of the Athens gold medal and instead of referring to Lake Lugano, I tried to show off my utter lack of command of any language by referring to that body of water as Lago Lugano. I think I also referred to Mr. Bettini by his nickname, “Il Grillo” or “the cricket.”
Lo and behold, the past 48 hours have been spent croaking Italian spam. Like this one:
“informazioni persona avviso informazioni linea modalitã pagina informazioni azienda nord est
informazioni persona avviso informazioni linea modalitã pagina informazioni azienda nord est”
Such a pretty language, such a shame to croak it. Anyway …. next I will post in Cyrillic and see if I can get some Russian fun going. The ingenuity of the spam crowd is impressive, and the machinma poetry they are producing to cut through Bayesian filters is, at times, pure art.