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When typing into a smartphone, hitting the wrong
character is common. The smartphone guesses what you
are trying to type and offers a guest guess correction.
example I typed "frest" and it knew I meant "great".
Frest means great. The phone knows it does. I suspect
has a list of meaningless words that it thinks could
be other words. Each of those words is a disguise for the
In my continued recent interest in obfuscation, provide a
list of all of those phone-sanctioned substitute words.
Then liberally use them in place of the real word. Or
a macro substitute them. The phone can switch them
back. This will enlarge the language by an order of
magnitude. Some of the offspring of a given word will
evolve off to have their own meaning (as I think was the
real story of PWNED). Some will just be the original in
holiday drag. Some will be used by those in the know to
irritate those in the not know.
Criss cross Spell Check
Not the inspiration but the source of Zeuxis quote in annos [bungston, May 31 2014]
||/Before you know it - you've got a geometric
semantic map of the whole of language that could
be used for spell-correction, search-engine
optimisation and translation - I rather suspect
there are various implementations of such a
geometric semantic space floating out there
at the interwarbs as we speak.
Zeuxis, Aug 27 2013
Also artificial hipsters.
||// I suspect the phone has a list of meaningless
words that it thinks could be other words //
||Nope. The spell checker runs edit distance algorithms
against a dictionary of real words. After all, any list
exhaustive enough to contain "words" like "frest"
would be prohibitively large.