Tonight, a Facebook thread got a little out of control after I posted a status update that I was “mentally bankrupt.” It was a long day working on client work – a project that is just about done but past due.
After some commentary by Facebook friends, we got to writing little scripts that would take a random selection from a group of adjectives and adverbs and put similar phrases together randomly.
What came of this exercise was a fun little jaunt into a variety of programming languages.
$adverbs = array(
$adjectives = array(
'sleeping with fishes',
'taking a dirt nap',
echo $adverbs[array_rand( $adverbs )] . ' '
. $adjectives[array_rand( $adjectives )];
adv = [ "devoid","bankrupt",
"sleeping with fishes",
"taking a dirt nap","shallow" ]
print adj[rand(adj.length)] + " "
+ adv[rand(adv.length)] + "\n"
adj = [ 'mentally', 'morally',
adv = [ 'devoid','bankrupt','empty',
'hollow','vacant','sleeping with fishes',
'taking a dirt nap','shallow' ]
print popchoice(adj) + " "
adjective VARCHAR (30) NOT NULL
CREATE TEMPORARY TABLE adverbs (
adverb VARCHAR (30) NOT NULL
INSERT INTO adjectives (adjective)
INSERT INTO adverbs (adverb)
('sleeping with fishes'),
('taking a dirt nap'),
( SELECT adjective FROM adjectives ORDER BY RAND() LIMIT 1 ),
( SELECT adverb FROM adverbs ORDER BY RAND() LIMIT 1 ) )