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Friday, August 26, 2005


The spiders have found my blog and begun coating it in spam. Now, isn't that a lovely image?

To foil the spammentary, I have enabled word verification on my comments. That means if you want to leave a comment, you'll have to respond to a prompt to type a word (often a nonsense word) before your comment can be published. I'm sorry to add even a tiny inconvenience, but it'll help keep my blog clear of recommendations that we visit other blogs for market advice or cheap Cialis.

Happily, Spamalot is also the title of an (apparently) very funny musical currently running on Broadway. Go here for a little collection of quotations from the cast, which features Megan favorites David Hyde Pierce and Hank Azaria, or here for the New York Times review.


At 3:28 PM , Blogger Lee Wright said...

Ok is lagniappe French for Blog or a mispelling of lasagna?

At 3:34 PM , Blogger meeegan said...

C, none of the above! It's a Cajun term for a little gift a merchant would include for free with a purchase. The 13th bagel in the dozen, as it were.

At 7:10 AM , Blogger Tripp Hudgins said...

It is good to know this works. Do you have any more spam?

At 9:41 AM , Blogger meeegan said...

Not so far! Thank you for your spam-conquering tip.

At 11:33 AM , Blogger Lee Wright said...

Actually according to Websters it is French, Etymology: American French, from American Spanish la ├▒apa the lagniappe.

Granted it does not mean Blog. How do you find words like this and who are the people that use them?

At 3:49 PM , Blogger meeegan said...

I don't remember where I picked that word up -- good question! But I love words, so I am the people who use words like this one. :-)

At 7:09 AM , Blogger Shannnnon said...

I first heard/ used the word Lagniappe" in college, when a friend who wrote for the school paper used it for his column title. he was from New Orleans, and apparently the word was/is in common usage in that area.

At 9:26 AM , Blogger Michael said...

Oh my! Welcome to blogistan!


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