For all the time I've been doing this, I never knew my blog had that word verification thingy for comments. In fact I only looked after Pk Hrezo's excellent post on this very subject.
Maybe it's just my eyes but I always get it wrong and have to do it at least three times before finally getting it right. After that it becomes a matter of principle. So for all of you who use it, then good luck but I've turned it off.
And I gave it a serious frown to display my anger. That'll teach it.