Toilet Humor From Google AdWords CAPTCHA

Google AdWords Captcha

We descend now into Beavis and Butthead territory, but a reader sent this in, and it gave me a chuckle for the same reason it did him. When signing up for AdWords, he was presented with a CAPTCHA code — an image of letters that you enter to prove you’re not some automated system hitting Google:

Google AdWords Captcha 2

The code? Down at the bottom in the big read letters: "PNESS." Go on, read it aloud, if you don’t get it. Heh, heh, you said penis. Shut up, Butthead. Well, I suppose it’s better than the correct spelling.

Related Topics: Channel: Consumer | Google: AdWords | Google: Parodies


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  • bobob

    This is more widespread; I remember when I signed up for Gmail in 2004 there was a CAPTCHA along these lines, so I cycled through more of them to see if it was a fluke or an intended GJoke – there were quite a few vaguely toilet-related CAPTCHAs!

  • X-Ride

    That is funny :) imagine some old granny having to type that in…

  • timsen
  • seomysterious

    Beavis here. This was funny mostly because it was not just a randomly-generated CAPTCHA message. It appears on an Adwords sign up instruction page at

  • TheDame
  • Oden

    That is funny. I’m sure will see more of these. I imagine it won’t take long until we see a bunch of websites devoted to funny captcha images…(hey there’s an idea – don’t steal it! Haha)

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