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.
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."