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Saturday, November 08, 2008

Austen Ipsum: Random Jane Austen Dialogue Generator

Here's a little web service that outputs random dialogue from Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice. Just give it the number of sentences you want. It's a more interesting alternative to "Lorem ipsum" for dummy text:

http://jonathanaquino.com/austen.php?sentences=3

Here are some 3-sentence samples:

  • I must not decide on my own performance. I am not to be intimidated into anything so wholly unreasonable. It is unaccountable! In every view it is unaccountable!

  • You conjecture is totally wrong, I assure you. If I can perceive her regard for him, he must be a simpleton, indeed, not to discover it too. Those were your words.

  • Yes, vanity is a weakness indeed. So, Lizzy your sister is crossed in love, I find. If _he_ wishes to avoid seeing _me_, he must go.


Definitely more interesting than the usual "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit."

I highly recommend Jane Austen's delightful novel. It's Britain's second favourite book, after Lord of the Rings. You can download the text - makes for good reading on a mobile device.

2 Comments:

  • Hi. Cool site.

    You said: "It's Britain's second favourite book"

    But, from the lorum generating site itself:

    "The point of using Lorem Ipsum is that it has a more-or-less normal distribution of letters, as opposed to using 'Content here, content here', making it look like readable English."

    Conclusion: Your trying to distract us :)

    By Blogger autodidakto, at 11/26/2008 11:15 AM  

  • Haha! Pleasant distractions!

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 11/27/2008 12:49 AM  

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