Do you ever sit and stare at those “verification codes?” VCs are the letter (and sometimes numbers) combinations that you have to type in when you’re commenting on someone’s blog. I’ll admit that I like to ponder them. (I also like to read phone books, the dictionary, and thesauri. Sad, but true.) Some of the VC combinations are interesting—you could make up definitions for them.
1. Ratat: This is the noise a 1930s era tommy gun makes. “Ra-tat, ra-tat, ra-tat.”
2. Rebonico: This sounds like some weird differential equations term. “Instead of taking the inverse of the LaPlace transformation, just use the Rebonico multiplier.”
3. Uslys: As in “You slys.” Imagine two Italian mobsters who will soon be shadowing a peon before killing him. Their boss would say, “Hey, U-slys, if you guys-es see Mickey slip some of that protection dough into his own pockets, put him on ice.”
4. Punte: Doesn’t this mean “fifty” is some obscure Latin-derived language like Frepanish?
Here are some others, dear readers. How about you come up with some definitions?