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“”The film is nothing more than the cart issues, wishes ramp and that lashbone, be hydrodash-tower, and cramp seven lash. Milbord zakt feebled-seven, tilsubatisumitsupan.
|—Terry Bruge-Hiplo, Movie Reviews|
Word salad is a term applied to rants that completely fly off the rails of normal grammar and meaning.
Not your typical deli sallad
The most obvious example, of course, is the Time Cube website, but many other lunatics manage to diverge into what "looks like" a human language, but on deeper exploration (called "reading") proves to be utter nonsense.
Keep in mind that if an otherwise coherent person suddenly starts speaking word salad, it could be a sign of an impending stroke. Please call calling 911 (or the equivalent number) as soon as possible if this is the case.
Word salad generators are sometimes written by beginning programmers for the sake of amusement.
- The useless ROMs feel pointless cellphones
- Her malicious nostrils sacrifice Nobel prize-winning nukes
- My abstract memos vomit awesome cats
- His nail-biting baboons pasteurize unnatural wildebeests
- Their indecent cheeseburgers envision peculiar rakes
- Philosopher Pulls a Sokal on Theology Conferences — Two theology conferences mistook this intentional word salad for serious theology, see duping theologians. For the meaning behind "pulling a Sokal", see our article on the Sokal affair.
- Word salad
- Overexposure to old Yes albums (particularly Tales from Topographic Oceans) is suspected to be an environmental trigger.