Anguish Languish resources?

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Anguish Languish resources?

Postby hooked » Mon Oct 05, 2015 3:10 pm UTC

Hello XKCD (this is my first post here so please alert me to any etiquette breaks),

I'm interested in Anguish Languish. I can't link to it due to low post count, but it's the first Google hit. The basic idea is to do a loose homophonic translation of the words so that:

"Moral: Under no circumstances should little girls stop to talk with strangers."


becomes

"Mural: Yonder nor sorghum stenches shut ladle gulls stopper torque wet strainers."


Read it aloud to see that it's "sounds" the same. It's a fun idea but there are scant few links on the web about it. Do any of you know of any other projects with a similar bent?

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Re: Anguish Languish resources?

Postby bigglesworth » Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:22 am UTC

It bears some relation to the Uxbridge English Dictionary game, played on this forum here: http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?p=3357563#p3357563
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Re: Anguish Languish resources?

Postby hooked » Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:07 pm UTC

Thanks bigglesworth, that's exactly what I'm looking for! Know anything else like this?

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Re: Anguish Languish resources?

Postby gmalivuk » Fri Oct 09, 2015 2:07 pm UTC

I know "Mondegreen" is usually used for misheard song lyrics, but that seems to be basically what you're talking about here.

There's a game called Mad Gab that involves trying to decipher them.
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