Date: Tue, 22 Apr 1997 00:44:44 -0400 From: Bob Rankin
Reply-To: TOURBUS-Request@LISTSERV.AOL.COM To: TOURBUS@LISTSERV.AOL.COM Subject: TOURBUS - 22 April 1997 - Ladle Rat Rotten Hut / Exploratorium /~~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~~~/~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~~~~/~~~|~\ | "Why | Surf When / You Can | Ride The | Bus?" / | \ |__________|__________/__________|__________|___________/ | \ / /______|----\ | Visit the TOURBUS website to see the Archives, |//////| | | FAQ, and Subscription Information! |//////| | | http://www.TOURBUS.com |//////| | | |//////| | ~~~/~~~\~~/~~~\~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~/~~~\~~~~ \___/ \___/ T h e I n t e r n e t T o u r B u s \___/ Today's TOURBUS Topic: Ladle Rat Rotten Hut / Exploratorium Today's TOURBUS Site : http://www.exploratorium.edu Ladle Rat Rotten Hut is a takeoff on the "Little Red Riding Hood" story, and was published in the 1940 book "Anguish Languish", by H.L. Chace. Professor Chace taught romance languages at Miami University in Ohio, and it is said that this excercise was written to show his students how integral intonation is to the meaning of language. At first glance, it reads like nonsense, but if you say it out loud it's quite hilarious. Read the text below, or if you have sound capability on your computer, hear it read aloud (via Real Audio) by visiting the Digital Library at the Exploratorium online here: http://www.exploratorium.edu/exhibits/exhibits.html Ladle Rat Rotten Hut -------------------- Wants pawn term dare worsted ladle gull hoe lift wetter murder inner ladle cordage honor itch offer lodge dock florist. Disc ladle gull orphan worry ladle cluck wetter putty ladle rat hut, end fur disc raisin pimple caulder ladle rat rotten hut. Wan moaning rat rotten hut's murder colder inset: "Ladle rat rotten hut, heresy ladle basking winsome burden barter an shirker cockles. Tick disc ladle basking tudor cordage offer groin murder hoe lifts honor udder site offer florist. Shaker lake, dun stopper laundry wrote, end yonder nor sorghum stenches dun stopper torque wet strainers." "Hoe-cake, murder," resplendent ladle rat rotten hut, end tickle ladle basking an sturred oft. Honor wrote tudor cordage offer groin murder, ladle rat rotten hut mitten anomalous woof. "Wail, wail, wail," set disc wicket woof, "evanescent ladle rat rotten hut! Wares or putty ladle gull goring wizard ladle basking?" "Armor goring tumor groin murder's," reprisal ladle gull. "Grammars seeking bet. Armor ticking arson burden barter end shirker cockles." "O hoe! Heifer blessing woke," setter wicket woof, butter taught tomb shelf, "Oil tickle shirt court tudor cordage offer groin murder. Oil ketchup wetter letter, an den - O bore!" Soda wicket woof tucker shirt court, end whinney retched a cordage offer groin murder, picket inner window an dore debtor port oil worming worse lion inner bet. Inner flesh disc abdominal woof lipped honor betting adder rope. Zany pool dawn a groin murder's nut cup an gnat gun, any curdle dope inner bet. Inner ladle wile ladle rat rotten hut a raft attar cordage an ranker dough ball. "Comb ink, sweat hard," setter wicket woof, disgracing is verse. Ladle rat rotten hut entity bet rum end stud buyer groin murder's bet. "Oh grammar," crater ladle gull, "Wart bag icer gut! A nervous sausage bag ice!" "Butter lucky chew whiff, doling," whiskered disc ratchet woof, wetter wicket small. "Oh grammar, water bag noise! A nervous sore suture anomalous prognosis!" "Buttered small your whiff," inserter woof, ants mouse worse wadding. "Oh grammar, water bag mousey gut! A nervous sore suture bag mouse!" Daze worry on forger nut gull's lest warts. Oil offer sodden throne offer carvers an sprinkling otter bet, disc curl an bloat thursday woof ceased pore ladle rat rotten hut an garbled erupt. Mural: Yonder not sorghum stenches shud ladle gulls stopper torque wet strainers. Some Digital Fun ---------------- By the way, the Digital Library (see address above) also has some fun games and mind-bending exercises you can try. Here's a sampling: Trapezoidal Window - Sometimes things are not as they appear. Will your brain say this window is spinning or going back and forth? Common Cents - How good is your memory? Several variations on the Lincoln penny are offered, alongside the genuine article. Bronx Cheer Bulb - Can you send your monitor into oscillatory fits by giving it a good raspberry? Have a paper towel handy! Bird In A Cage - Phantom birds appear in the cage in this exercise. Learn something about the ol' rod and cones. Fading Dot - Make the fuzzy dot disappear just by staring at it. The Exploratorium is a real-world museum in San Francisco, California which is visited by over 600,000 people each year. You can interact with 650 exhibits in the areas of science, art, and human perception. They've made an admirable attempt to make many of the exhibits available online at http://www.exploratorium.edu - check it out for yourself! Espanol! -------- The archive of TOURBUS issues translated to Spanish is growing. Pop in at http://www.tourbus.com/espanol and tell your Spanish-speaking friends about it too. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Promote your business, service or storefront on the Internet Tourbus. It's one of the most effective and least expensive ways to advertise online. Reach over 80,000 people worldwide in a net-friendly way for a fraction of the cost of web banners. Our sponsors say "It works!" 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