Wednesday, 18 March 2009
One form of spam comment/message I've seen quite a lot of recently: 'your website have great content!' (The idea is that you are flattered into pressing the 'accept' button and posting the comment, whereupon readers of your site click the poster's link to Viagrastan, or wherever). It's the unidiomatic form I like so much: website have great content!' What I like about this is its tacit articulation of the notion that 'website' (not websites) is the plural form. It has something of the charm of 'my name is legion for we are many.' An appropriate comparison on more than one level.