Thursday, August 13, 2009

I ain't sayin' he's a gold-digger...

Spam mail annoys me. But at least when it shows up looking like this, it provides me with giggles and fodder for a Red Pen, Inc. post:


You'd think these spammers would have caught on by now that if they have any prayer of someone actually believing their crazy-ass stories and then giving them money, they should probably write said crazy-ass stories using decent English so that we don't suspect that it's some foreigner trying to scam us.

I suppose good grammar's not the only thing these spammers lack...they must also be sorely lacking in common sense!

12 comments:

Bridgete said...

Hahaha, gotta love the scam emails that think they're going to fool us with their poor English.

I keep getting spam in Russian. Well, I think it's Russian...I don't speak or read it so for all I know it could be Hebrew or some other language with different characters...but it looks more like Russian. I used to get spam in German. I'm not sure why these spammers think I'm fluent in various world languages.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Russian! Ooh, that's knda interesting and exotic, haha. I don't think I've gotten spam in Russian yet...although at work, for some reason, I seem to get a ton of spam in Greek.

Shamander Zhrandiba said...

Ahmed goddamit! I specifically said to be more discreet in your emails. Mother of Krishna! Now we have to start all over again!

Rob said...

Spammers, one of the banes to my existence as a network administrator. I still say they could be dealt with with a well placed nuke, or if you need something lighter, a Navy SEAL team.

Most of the spam I've been getting lately has been from Southeast Asia. I think it is Vietnamese, but I'm not positive.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Shamander: LOLOLOLOLOL!!!

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Rob: I get a lot of Asian spam at work, too--I have absolutely no idea if it's Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, or any other kind of -ese.

I like the nuke idea... :)

LadyStyx said...

I don't think I've had the "luck" to get any in foreign languages yet. Most times I don't bother opening it because I don't recognize the email addy it's coming from.

David said...

Darn the luck. I'm just back from Senegal where I could have inspected the gold dust and test results for you.

Timing. That bad timing.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ LadyStyx: In that case, YOU are the one who's lucky! :)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ David: Dammit! Better planning next time, right?

Aramink said...

I'm so stealing this email and hopping a plane to Senegal. I'm going to be rich!

Oh, wait a sec. I'd have to be rich to buy that 22kt gold dust, right?

Crap. I mean, Curses. Foiled again.

I sure the writer is legit. You can tell because he'll next ask you for plane fare to get him and his entire family to Senegal from Guinea.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

LOL! Hi, Aramink--it's great to see your snarky self (OK, that doesn't sound all that grammatically correct, but whatever!) 'round these parts again! :)