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Title: Too Funny News
Post by: Kilman on March 07, 2014, 04:39:22 AM
Not Adams related, but sometimes I come across a news item that is just too funny, so why not share it...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/10665312/Gibberish-is-spreading-like-a-virus-from-academia.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/10665312/Gibberish-is-spreading-like-a-virus-from-academia.html)
Title: Re: Too Funny News
Post by: Teatime on March 07, 2014, 03:32:52 PM
 :D
That is too funny, especially the part about what the dietician sent them.

Was it Einstein who said "If you can't say it simply, you don't understand it well enough."

After reading one of my stories, my mother-in-law said I should use longer sentences.  Maybe I'll use a computer program to generate my next novel.  ;)
Title: Re: Too Funny News
Post by: Grate Oracle Lewot on March 08, 2014, 01:58:22 AM
It's interesting, because in the only creative writing class that I've ever taken, the professor's main point was "use shorter words and write more like people talk." Luckily, by the time I took the class, I had already started to move away from using a thesaurus on every word. But still, isn't there a part of all of us that enjoys using really obscure words? I think that's a big part of what makes this so funny.
Title: Re: Too Funny News
Post by: Teatime on March 08, 2014, 06:40:43 PM
I acquiesce enthusiastically with the estimation of your intellect.