November 21, 2007

Spam Lacks Punctuation; Purpose Unclear to Recipient

Filed under: humor — Brian @ 5:46 pm

This is the best subject line I’ve yet received in the new Spam-enabled e-mail client we have at work (apart from the Dr. Seussian ones that use “bigger” as a verb – those are tough to beat):

Subject: Milk Car Circle Pants Bathroom Coffee-shop Gloves

It’s clear they forgot to punctuate. Let me help:

Milk Car: A car that emits no simple carbon compounds, but only milk. This trumps Honda’s new fuel cell car, which is said to emit only water. Especially for families with young children who travel near breakfast time. No word on where the cereal is supposed to come from.

Circle Pants: How do you put them on?

Here’s where I get confused. Three terms remain – how are they grouped?

“Bathroom Coffee-shop”? No, thanks.

Coffee-shop Gloves? Better. Do those replace the little cardboard rings that Caribou puts around the paper cups? Are they disposable, or do you return them for re-use when you’re finished? Will they tell me how much more eco-friendly they are than would be using a second cup?

After figuring out the subject, the body of the message was pretty disappointing. I don’t remember what it said.


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