Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Apple #25: Request Lines Are Now Closed


Sorry, folks, but the time for submitting requests has expired. I'll take requests again at some point in the future, never fear, so stay tuned. And I also have some requests to fill yet, so keep an eye out for your topic to appear in the subject line.

Thanks to everybody who submitted suggestions. You've helped expand this thing beyond the confines of my own head.

Finally, I'm going to re-set this so that registration is once again required if you'd like to leave a comment. It's always nice to see input from people because it tells me that somebody is actually reading this.

Thanks again to everybody who's participated.

--the apple lady


  1. Dear Apple Lady:



    Valaida Snow.

  2. Monty Python - "No Language"

    Okay this is a bit involved...


    So, I'm listening to this ... ... Fresh Air (NPR radio show) interview with John Cleese of Monty Python fame. A few minutes (1:41 minutes into it) in the interview the interviewer, Terri Gross, asks John Cleese to speak "No Language" and he leaps into this gobbledygook language that he says is a created - taking the first half of words and adding other words to it ...

    Is anyone here familiar with this "No Language?"

    I know how Pig Latin works:

    1. If a word begins with one or more consonants, move the consonant or consonant cluster to the end of the word.

    2. Add the letters "ay" to the end of the word. So "pig" would be "igpay," "porker" would be "orkerpay," and "swine" would be "inesway."

    3. Simply add the letters "ay" to the end of the word if it begins with a vowel. Thus "animal" becomes "animal-ay."

    that's fairly easy, but it's not "No Language"

    I also am familiar with "Gibberish":

    ok, say you wanna say the word "dog" which is one sylable

    first, you take the first letter of "dog" and add "ither" at the end.

    example:: "dither"

    second, take the rest of the letters after "d" and before you say the rest, you put a
    "g" sound in front of it.

    example:: "gog"

    Your result is "dithergog"


    Now to say gibberish words that have 2 sylables...

    Say you wanna say the word "flower" which is two sylables

    First, take the first letter of "flower" and add "ither" after it

    example:: "fither"

    second, take the rest of the letters after "f" and before you say the rest, you put a
    "g" sound in front of it.

    example:: "glow"

    you now have the first sylable of flower done which is "fitherglow"

    now you hafta do the next sylable of it...

    now for the next sylable do the same thing you did with the first, only eith the letters
    of the second sylable

    your result would be "witherger"

    your final result for "flower" would be.... "fitherglow-witherger"

    Gibberish is much more complex, and if you've never heard it or haven't learned you probably think i'm insane (not that there's anything wrong with that) but again it's not "No Language"


    1- is anyone with me?
    2- is anyone familiar with "No Language" Goobledygook?

  3. Hey, Apple Lady, I heard you had a blog, and it looks like I heard right. It's very cool. The color makes the blog green apple flavored. I don't have any request--just wanted to say hi. Scratch that--my request is Benny Hill. Talk to you soon.

    Jim F.

  4. It's obvious what we need to learn about isn't it?

    Gumby, please, of Gumby & Pokey fame.


  5. Hmmm... How's about a random letter of the alphabet? Say, P, or something?

    Or a rock band. Maybe The Replacements?

  6. Idaho, si tu plait.



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