Blogsam and Jetsam

Flotsam is the part of the wreckage of a ship or its cargo found floating on the water. Jetsam is cargo or parts of a ship that are deliberately thrown overboard, as to lighten the ship in an emergency, and that subsequently either sinks or is washed ashore. This is my personal blog version of the above. Loot freely.

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I'm annoyed that the world is going crazier faster than it used to be. But it's interesting to watch.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

The Best SPAM in Months

...showed up in my inbox this morning. The "fiber-y" title intrigued me and the body of the message (parsing of random "real" sentences to sneak past spam filters--looks to be leaning heavily on Jane Austen) amused me:

-----Original Message-----
From: Vicki Henry []
Sent: Thursday, November 09, 2006 1:12 PM
To: Samantha
Subject: mezzo-soprano needle-point lace

describe her felicity in a less audible whisper; for, to her inexpressible vexation, she could perceive a curious water-plant, there chanced to be a little alteration. it originated in mrs. gardiner, who, fatigued
but last summer he was again most painfully obtruded on my notice.
a solicitude, an interest which she felt must ever attach her to him with a most sincere regard; and she
"'tis an etiquette i despise," said he. "if he wants our society, let him seek it. he knows where
darcy mentioned his letter. "did it," said he, "did it soon make you think better of me? did you,
"gracechurch street, sept. 6.
elizabeth laughed heartily at this picture of herself, and said to colonel fitzwilliam, "your
aunt and to a milliner's shop just over the way. the two youngest of the family, catherine and lydia,
can afford to marry without some attention to money."
employed in agreeing to everything her ladyship said, thanking her for every fish he won, and
declare; and yet there have been things enough happened in the time. good gracious! when i went
circumstances, of endeavouring even to like bingley's two sisters. her mother's thoughts she plainly
another entreaty that she would be serious, however, produced the desired effect; and she soon
"you are severe on us."
"my dear friend,-
contented, and we shall be on good terms again; though we can never be what we once were to each
continuance; and miss lucas, who accepted him solely from the pure and disinterested desire of an
i am happier even than jane; she only smiles, i laugh. mr. darcy sends you all the love in the world
"i have been most highly gratified indeed, my dear sir. such very superior dancing is not often

Doesn't it read like watching two episodes of Masterpiece Theatre simultaneously?!?

It's awfully tempting to correct the grammar and see how it turns out...


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