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From reader SS, Wordle, “a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide.”:

The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.

Here’s an example, drawn from (Roughly) Daily:

Readers can create there own here.

And as a bonus, SS points us to George Lakoff’s compendium of metaphors.

As we choose our words with care, we might find ourselves torn between epigramists celebrating birthdays today…

George Santayana (the Spanish poet and philosopher, born this date in 1863), who famously observed that “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”


Or Margaret Mead (the American anthropologist, born this date in 1901), who mused that “we need to devise a system in which peace will be more rewarding than war.”

Margaret Mead

But then, why choose?

Written by (Roughly) Daily

December 16, 2008 at 1:01 am

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