Babble

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:   

I am Sam I am Sam Sam I am That Sam-I-am That Sam-I-am! I do not like green eggs and ham I do not like them, Sam, you see. Not in a box. I do so like green eggs and ham? I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them anywhere. I would not , could not, in the rain. Not in the rain. Not in the dark. Not on a train! Not in a car! You let me be, I will eat them ANYWHERE! I do mot like them with a mouse? I do not like them ANYWHERE! I do not like them in a car! You let me be, I will not eat them with a mouse? I do not like them anywhere. I do so like green eggs and ham. I do not like them in a box. And I will not eat green eggs and ham. I do not like them, Sam-I-am. Say! In the dark? Here in the dark! Not in a car! You let me be. I do not like them anywhere. I do not like them in the rain? I would not, could not, in the rain. Not in a box. I could not, in a car! You let me be! I would not , could not, would not, could not, would not, could not in a tree. Not in a tree! Not in a box. I do not like them with a fox. I will try them. You will see. Say! I like them, Sam-I-am. A train! Could you, would you on a train. Not in the dark? Here in the rain. Not in a house. Not in a car, Not in a box. I do not like them, Sam-I-am. A train! A train! Could you, would you,