The best nonsense word generator

It’s easy to generate random words, or even ones that seem patterned on a particular language. But there’s something just right about the words that emerge from Soybomb.com’s Nonsense Word Generator: each is marvelously silly, yet seems to have meaning and history.

This page generates nonsense words based on a frequency list of phonemes as they occur in legitimate English words. Occasionally an actual word may show up but it should mostly generate pronounceable gibberish.

It reminds me a lot of Adams, Lloyd and Cantor’s Meaning of Liff: if ever they ever run out of odd place names to assign to experiences and things for which we have no words, this will surely come in handy. Every time I reload it it gives me a word I want to assign a definition to:

Cremplications noun

The results of attempting to communicate in a foreign language one has not learned.

Snughlin noun

A fluffy garment that looks cosy when ordered from the internet or a catalog, but turns out to be made of nylon insulation.

Physion noun

A subatomic particle found in branding consultants.

Remember them old IRC games where a bot would pose a challenge, everyone would have to answer it in a minute, and then vote on the best response? That, but for this!

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