June 29th, 2012

No refrigerator poetry today, I promise.

If you're wondering about those cryptic verbal constructions I posted the other day, it's sort of an experiment, mostly a gimmick to jump-start my creativity. I wrote a Mathematica script to produce a series of random English words, and then selected and arranged words from the list - in other words, electronic refrigerator poetry. Milton it ain't, but it's strangely addictive.

In case you're curious, the Mathematica code for a 20-word list is

RandomChoice[DictionaryLookup[],20]

and it gives you something like

{rendering,Ham,reconnoiters,insulter,luvvie,confectionery,jounce,miscarries,untruth,starfruit,Iranian,cytology,sectaries,provender,affirmatives,shoved,weirdo,shoats,scrounger,excretions}

or

{foxily,unrewarding,congruous,indentations,discouragements,baht,chewiness,enduring,legrooms,sum,rhymester,modernist,Sherrie,surd,moues,orchestrated,piggy,Cameron,repentant,nightgown}

And now it's time to get out of my repentant nightgown and get ready for work.