Elizabeth you siren me, coriander. glasswort you alveolus me, chocks.Imagery that leaps to the eye. Delicious randomness of words. But it isn't poetry, it's spam. Eva Wiseman in the Guardian explains:
Dastard you backyard me, colonial cybernetic. risen you begrudge me,
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Bayesian filters, anti-spam programs which rank words in emails according to undesirability, can be fooled when said bad words (Cialis, mortgage, porn) are broken up with arbitrary prose. A message screaming cock pump drug pimp for example, will be filtered out, but if it's couched with terms such as hawk, seize, hence and triumvirate, the spam will be eluded and your inbox will receive a surreal and striking surprise.
So striking and surprising, it seems that even a Professor of English was fooled!
I certainly have enough spam to work with at the moment. Remember I told you how I fight back when spammed? One spammer (local because the posts were in Malay) took exception because I returned his unwanted messages, and perhaps also because I called him a wanker. He retaliated by sending hundreds of spam e-mails which has brought my Streamyx account down.
I'd love to know how these folks get my address (and probably yours) in the first place and why TMNET doesn't seem able or willing to screen out the most persistent offenders. This guy should be easy enough to catch as he is sending mail from a yahoogroup.
Anyway, if you need to contact me, for now I'm firstname.lastname@example.org and the spam filter there works wonderfully.