Wet signatures in a world gone linguistically wild

while in the process of transacting business today, i came across an astonishing statement:

an electronic signature is the same as a wet signature

which is really rather confusing, since I usually sign documents while inside buildings- out of the rain, snow, and other liquid environments. i can imagine those guys that spear fish for a living deep underwater, signing documents on their fishing vessels with dripping wet hands, and therefore, producing “wet signatures.” if they dream of these signature ceremonies, i suppose they qualify for wet dreams…although a man or woman in a wetsuit often has wet dreams that come to life, often near a shark or other worthy stimuli. but, i am not a wetsuited writer, which does not qualify me to be an authority on wet signatures while sailing the rough blue-green sea…

so what is a wet signature?

is it a wet kiss on a piece of white paper? or, is it a pen busted open on a page?

and is there a place for a “wet signature” in an era of electronic signatures?

i do not know…but i will keep a glass of water near my office desk just in case i need to produce one. after all, one never knows what to expect in a world gone linguistically wild…

About thelostkerryman

Thelostkerryman is an author, and entrepreneur, living in the forests of a consistently confused country. Here in this hill country, hurling doesn't usually involve a hurley; store-made soda bread has the consistency of a sea sponge; and Kerrygold butter has finally found a permanent place on the grocery shelves everywhere. His blogs are an account of his adventures, thoughts, eclectic -and eccentric- ramblings, random or insightful poetry, humor and non-humor, pictures (photos), video, essays, fiction, poetic fiction, nonfiction, drama, and writing he has not classified in the description above. All of his posts from thelostkerryman.wordpress.com, talesinastrangerstrangerland@wordpress.com, everydayasadisciple@wordpress.com, and mrandmrsboring.wordpress.com are copywrited according to international copywrite law.
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3 Responses to Wet signatures in a world gone linguistically wild

  1. Maybe it’s like the old days when you’d spit in your hand before shaking with the person you’re dealing with…

  2. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

  3. Maybe somebody’s ball point pen boiled over in their pocket one too many times! 😀

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