Saturday, May 28, 2005

The Phields Lay Phallow

Of course I'm always getting phishing email, as I'm sure most of you are.
Sometimes I actually read it. One I received today purported to be from LaSalle Bank, warning me about their imminent software upgrade.
The best line from the email:
"This instruction has been sent to all bank customers and is obligatory to fallow."
Of course, that last word got by their spell checker, as it is a genuine English word. As we become less and less agrarian, fewer people know its meaning. I am wondering, however, if these phishers might be trying to transliterate the word "follow" for New Englanders. Many here say "fallow" the way the midwesterners say "follow."
Oh, the cunning of these pholks!
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