This was originally a project for a data structures and algorithms course.

Input a reasonably long chunk of text and press Babble to get your result. The aim of this simple program is to produce an output that makes semi-grammatical sense at first glance, but doesn't make much logical sense when you actually try reading it. More text is always better; use at least a paragraph for best results. Song lyrics can often produce amusing results.

The "Babbliness" factor determines how closely the output will match the input. Output with a Babbliness value of 5 will not resemble the input very much at all and will probably not make much grammatical sense, while output with a Babbliness value of 1 will make good grammatical sense but possibly be nearly identical to the input text.

Sample inputs: Green Eggs and Ham   Goldilocks and the Three Bears   Still Alive   Declaration of Independence   Gospel of Luke   Romeo and Juliet   

Babbliness:    Output length:   

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to render the Military independent of and superior to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to alter or to fall themselves by abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the amount and payment of their Public Records, for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the Inhabitants of these States: For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the people. He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the Name, and by Authority of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the People