The spammers, that is. And not just me; I have seen reference to it on other blogs, as well. Blogger does a pretty good job of isolating it and NOT publishing their whacked-out garble-gunk but I have comments delivered to my email and it finds me there. Filtering has been unsuccessful.
So, dear friends, I am left with not accepting anonymous comments or using the word verification which would be very hypocritical of me because it drives ME nuts when I encounter word verification - mostly because I can't ever make out the letters.
But for now, that's what I have done. Until I have an opportunity to review how many legitimate comments come in that aren't anonymous and if there are very few, I'll change it to just accepting comments from registered users.
I enjoy hearing from you and hope that won't stop you from saying what is on your mind.