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Indiana Jones and Nuke the Fridge (kottke.org)
'nuke the fridge': it's cinema's version of 'jumping the shark'
humor  interesting  internet  movies  linguistics 
june 2008 by ulrichp
How to Write a Spelling Corrector
...in 20 lines of Python 2.5 code, using a collection of Sherlock Holmes stories as your 'good word' corpus.
development  diy  programming  howto  interesting  linguistics  python  productivity  software  statistics  technology 
april 2007 by ulrichp
luminouslogic.com » Blog Archive » Foreign Wife-isms
"I often forget she’s “not from around here” as they say. So I’m caught off guard when she uses American idioms, slang, or expressions, and gets them hilariously confused."
humor  linguistics  interesting 
march 2007 by ulrichp
"DadaDodo is a program that analyses texts for word probabilities, and then generates random sentences based on that. Sometimes these sentences are nonsense; but sometimes they cut right through to the heart of the matter, and reveal hidden meanings."
art  development  writing  hacks  tools  linguistics  interesting  literature  software 
december 2006 by ulrichp
JABBER: The Jabberwocky Engine, Neil Hennessy
Produces nonsense words by using real word parts and some kind of pseudo-chemical reaction. Warning: Java applet, will slow Firefox to a crawl for a few seconds while it loads.
java  linguistics  science  chemistry  interesting 
september 2006 by ulrichp
Antibody - Star Wars III - The Backstroke of the West
"The captions were a hilarious surprise- a direct English translation of the Chinese interpretation of what the script was saying."
movies  humor  linguistics  wtf 
february 2006 by ulrichp
Made-up words in The Simpsons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I use far, far too many of these on a daily basis. Especially 'buh.'
humor  tv  linguistics 
october 2005 by ulrichp
How to Learn a Language
from kuro5hin.org ... inspires me to maybe learn Basque at last!
geekery  linguistics  useful 
november 2004 by ulrichp

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