Okay, I thought that turning on comment moderation might discourage all the Chinese-language spam. I was wrong. Either it is sent out by automated programs, or it is sent out by someone who never checks to see if their comments get posted, or it is sent by someone who relishes the fact that I have to log on to Blogger just to say, "No, don't publish this."
So, from now on it's no comment moderation. But you will have to type in one of those verification words to post comments.
Oh, well. As many have noted, sometimes the verification words are fun.