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:
The results of attempting to communicate in a foreign language one has not learned.
A fluffy garment that looks cosy when ordered from the internet or a catalog, but turns out to be made of nylon insulation.
A subatomic particle found in branding consultants.
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Because of its ubiquity, the landscape is littered with proposed etymologies of the term “OK.” This nice explainer clarifies the murky origins of one of the most widely spoken words in the world.
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