Friday, March 6, 2009

Caught Ya, Captcha!

Captcha Of The Week! Welcome to a brand new traveling blog series!

You know those handy (or annoying) warpy words you have to type in to prove you're human and not a bot trolling the internet for techno secrets? When you don your 3-d glasses so you can actually read them, they're kinda cool almost-words and some of them are worthy of creative almost-definitions.

For instance: TERSLOR

Maybe it's a writer thing, but I automatically want to give it a meaning. But is it a verb or a noun? Or maybe an adjective? (If you're uncertain about nouns, verb, and/or adjectives check out Self-Editing for Fiction Writers)

Let's apply Terslor to a limerick and see what we get:
There once was a girl with a Terslor, who got herself stuck in the barn door...
Hmm, not much in the way of clarification there.

Say it aloud and I picture a northeastern-accented grandma trying to recall the name of Tesla Motors.

Maybe it's a mountain in Nepal! Is Terslor the name of the sculptor who created the statuary portals in Pixie Chicks?

So jump in here and tell me how you would define this week's captcha: TERSLOR

Happy Defining!

Find the next installment of this traveling blog at Serendipitous Times!


  1. My first instinct was to pronounce it terse-lore. Therefore, I would define it as "abrupt teachings."

    (I'm just sayin')