Captcha is such an ugly word Hat tip to Wikia who gave it a few moments of thought and renamed captcha to blurry word. It still doesn’t tell you why it’s there, but now you can at least find it. Before that, it was just a nonsense term (for someone not in IT/web field). Don't miss new articles Subscribe to my monthly newsletter. Email address Notify me December 2009 — Tech, usability One response to “Captcha is such an ugly word” “it was just a nonsense term” That perfectly denotes everything about captcha’s and I’m a firm believer in the idea that words should phonetically and visually represent what they mean. Sure blurry word works, but not as well 😛 Comments are closed.