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Re: text generator

From:Wesley Parish <wes.parish@...>
Date:Tuesday, July 16, 2002, 9:46
On Tue, 16 Jul 2002 00:45, Rob Nierse wrote:
> Some time ago someone mentioned a site that had a text generator, > i.e. one could type a portion of text and the application would > replicate another portion of text. > Does anybody know the URL?
I don't know of any "Text Replicator" as such; but I did mention the emacs "meta-x dissociatedpress" feature, where you hit the keys meta/alt and x, while in the emacs text editor, and type in the command "dissociatedpress" and it joyfully mangles whatever text you have before you. It's a wonderful way to make politicians speak explicit nonsense, instead of remaining implicitly nonsensical the way their custom usually is. I also find it is a handy way to gain a few extra words, when it throws up words that can't be readily parsed as English - ie, madeathsun, which is Yhe vala lakha for "insanity", and madea is "insane". I'm not sure where the |th| comes from - I think the word may be in the midst of a sound change, and some people say |madeasun|, while others say |madeathun|, and the ones in the middle of this sound change mix them up. Wesley Parish
> > Rob
-- Mau e ki, "He aha te mea nui?" You ask, "What is the most important thing?" Maku e ki, "He tangata, he tangata, he tangata." I reply, "It is people, it is people, it is people."