Sorry dear commenters ...
I had removed word verification last week after Balaji, raju, mukundan and Witchyangel told me that spammers are backing off..
But I had to turn it back on yesterday because I started getting spam comments from people selling me duffel bags, body bags etc..
Funny thing is that the clutter on my gmail was comments being added to posts that are from july, august of last year !!
Sorry folks !!