Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Word Verification Part 2

First, I'd like to say thanks to everyone for playing along with the last post. From the comments I intuit that others are just as interested in this phenomenon as I am. And after an especially poignant comment from /t, I've decided to remove the word verification step from this blog. I'll deal with the spam in another way!

I organized the letters provided in the comments of the last post in order. The anagram generator allowed 25 letters at a time, which made four separate clauses, and a few letters left over. The string of letters was
cultenommakeworinesliyersesbobethableritscocoutrelest-coclerzoignealkiessperizmobugenredifedofrowsmanduprotiess

So without further ado, here's what the anagram generator gave me back:


cultenommakeworinesliyers = A Lily Knows Cemeteries Mourn

esbobethableritscocoutrele = Cheer Cost A Bubblier Stole Toe

stcoclerzoignealkiessper = Pi Kills A Egocentric's Zeroes

izmobugenredifedofrowsman = Embodied A Unfrozen Frog Swims


What all this means, I have no idea. There were over 40 000 anagrams for each of these lines and I picked the ones that seemed to make the most sense, though I admit I wasn't able to consider all the options (160 000 +). All in all, I would say this experiment was a failure. And though I did not presuppose the conclusion, it seems that blogger is not (at least by way of anagrams) trying to tell us anything, but the line about the unfrozen frog really makes me stop and think.... hmmmmm...

19 comments:

Francis Scudellari said...

I have to say that I like three of the four (the second one is a bit clumsy). You might be able to build something from those as first lines.

Secretia said...

I could never figure them out, but I'm good at other games!
Like Twister...

Secretia

bard said...

"A Lily Knows Cemeteries Mourn" is somewhat poetic, don't you think? And I rather like "Pi Kills A Egocentric's Zeroes", in spite of the fact that it should be AN Egocentric's ZEROS. But yeah, it doesn't seem to be a message...

... or does it? After all, you just arbitrarily started the message from your first reader's input. Perhaps the message started long before that. For example, one of the lines could in fact be "Zeroes Embodied A Unfrozen Frog", or "Cemeteries Mourn Cheer", or...

BBC said...

English is a piece of shit. You should go camping. I am.

Harlequin said...

I have to say that the frog line has me thinking as well.... but I know the word that caught me....it's that pesky embodiment thing...
this was a neat exploration, thanks for giving it a go....

charlie said...

Great game Jon.. I liked "A Lily Knows Cemeteries Mourn"... the living, and still blossoming being aware of the void left in the now dead silence of loved ones homes, and lives.

Jon said...

Francis,
I'm considering taking a couple of the lines and seeing where they go... one of those things you never know... but yeah... # 2 is a bit awash...

Secretia,
Left foot green

Bard,
the problem was that there was too many possibilities... and i was starting to get the blurry eye thing looking at them all in combination! maybe something will be clearer to me in my dreams...

BBC,
I'm always camping... in my mind.

Harle,
I thought that might appeal to your phenomenological sensibilities...

Charlie,
What you've written is so poetic! perfect line... you should take this one and run with it...

the walking man said...

It may not be an intentionally set algorithm but the anagrams were a bit of diversionary humor.

charlie said...

Thanks for the encouraging words Jon. I just might try something around that.

Jenny said...

The second one is my favorite! I can imagine how a "Bubblier Stole Toe" looks like, something with caustics involved. Ugh...

I had fun reading these lines. Thanks. Something new for a non English speaker.

BBC said...

BBC,
I'm always camping... in my mind.


And I'm always having sex with one of these monkeys, in my mind. And it's great sex without having to put up with one of them.

Jon said...

walking man,
that's all i've ever been driving for! other than that i'd be taking myself too seriously...

Charlie,
Let me know if you do... would love to see the results...

Jenny,
the more i think on it... i like this line more than the others as well... makes me connect the dots and fill in the gaps more...
thanks for stopping by...

BBC,
In my experience it's been them that put up with me... I'm a bit of a rogue...

human being said...

embodied
an unfrozen frog
swims

he knows
cheer costs
a bubblier stolen toe

he knows
pi
the constant of any circle
kills egocentric zeros

he knows and knows
and
swims and swims
round
a lily
who knows
cemeteries mourn




seems the message is always camping in our own mind... or at least it is so for me... and i really like it...

perhaps all of us are like that guy in the movie, 'beautiful mind'...
sometimes i can really relate to him...
:)


a fun and beautiful work you have done here, Jon...

Jon said...

human being,
i love what you've done with these words... making something wonderful out of chaos... thanks!

and yeah... the message is usually camping somewhere in the mind... or in the collective conscience of the cosmos...

Famous Last Words said...

These made me laugh. It was worth a try - you just never know what meanings may be lurking... ! Thanks for sharing this - some of the results were rather interesting!

Devin said...

Hi Jon!!
I love the comments here-and I most "resemble" Secretia's comment-altho now of course I can't even do twister!!
I am sorry I am off-topic as always-but enjoyed your comment at another blog about the suffering in Haiti-and was stunned with disbelief (altho why i should have been i dont know-should have expected the like) about Pat Robertson's comments about the victims of that horrible catastrophe!!
Your friend always,
Devin

Roxy said...

You are an awesome writer...I left something for you on my blog, Sunday's post, when you have the opportunity to visit. Of course, you are under no obligation to accept. Just wanted to say you are so talented ;)

Jon said...

FLW,
Thanks! I'm glad that they gave you a laugh... this is the goal!

Devin,
This is a terrible tragedy in Haiti, and I've been thinking about it a lot. I don't know about comments by Pat Robertson on this... and from the sound of it I don't want to. Thanks for your comment on this, and i hope you're well.

Anonymous,
Thank you for stopping by and for your thoughts. I'm glad I could be of some help...

Roxy,
Thanks! I'll check it out...

timmy said...

soadfo, geril, nognan, restep, caleflay, mopsp, trichona, estorik, pirkili, vessiste, ahresti, pousn, madin, acculai, suregai, unable and diespe

i just posted a story using all these words