Spam quiz

Yesterday I received three spam mails that raise two kinds of questions. First, they consisted of only four (or five) words each, which seem to be riddles with this (my) question:

Which word doesn’t fit?

1) Sword Nail Knife Baby

2) Bank Bowl Electricity Bed

3) Highway Sphere Grapes Leather jacket

Show (my) solutions ▼

Second, you wonder what they want to accomplish with such short mails with the short subjects Knife, Tunnel and Map and also like the strangely mixed up ones from recently containing the same in MS Word HTML) without sensible contents – a test for their spam software’s random generator??


  1. cb

    Do you know what was the issue by now? Sounds strange

  2. c

    The issue? You mean the solution to the third riddle, if it is a riddle at all? No – don’t you have any suggestions?

    …or do you mean the issue with the spam software? How should *I* know? :)

    …or didn’t you read the post thoroughly enough? (By the way, I added an explanation at the beginning.) You commented a bit too good before to be easily regarded as just another manual comment spammer, and I don’t want to offend you, but… y’know, it really is kinda strange… :)

    Update Jan 30: I’ve removed your bodybuilding URLs now. If you want them back, convince me it wasn’t spam, please…

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