Send private message captcha is BUSTED

I tried sending a private message to a friend today (like I have done many times before), and many, many times the captcha failed to verify.  I have not been able to get one right today, and thus cannot send messages.  Further, when I clicked the LISTEN button to hear what I need to type, the message said the following:

"...didn't you fix this phony mustache of mine so it wouldn't float off..."

Seriously?  I need to type all that?  Something is messed up.