Friday, August 04, 2006

Web: Dialectizer

Web sites that convert normal prose into various dialects (Shakespearean English, pirate argot, and so on) have been around for years, but The Dialectizer converts any Web site you desire into a range of dialects (redneck, jive, Elmer Fudd, and so on). Here for your viewing pleasure are two Twerpette entries in redneck:

Saturday, July 29, 2006
Email: Pay It Fo'ward [CH]

It's on mah three-star list. ah thunk it was an excellent idea (thass me th' idealist) but not carried off fine an' at th' time ah pow'ful resented [the] gratuitous passhun. ah reckon they pow'ful painted on over his issues an' hers jest t'fit in some gropin' thet c'dn't an' didn't hoof it ennywhar ennyway (thet is, not t'sex but a meanin'ful carin' relashunship).

Thursday, July 27, 2006
Language: Editin', sex, an' life

Here is an acshul sentence thet ah edited, th' last one befo'e wrappin' up fo' th' day:

This hyar full rotashun improves finebo'e smoothness an' decreases to'tuosity, which redooces drillin' to'que an' eliminates unplanned wiper trips.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Words: perspicacity [MW]

Function: adjective
Etymology: Latin perspicac-, perspicax, from perspicere
: of acute mental vision or discernment : KEEN
synonym see SHREWD
- per·spi·ca·cious·ly adverb
- per·spi·ca·cious·ness noun
- per·spi·cac·i·ty /-'ka-s&-tE/ noun

(Just saying this word both implies one's own and celebrates others' perspicacity. Go ahead and try it! Perspicacity!)

Monday, July 31, 2006

Proverbs: Trust not necessarily in the competence of others