Hacking English

by moodyharsh 2016-04-27

I try to follow Grammar for its prosodic flows.

Pauses are crucial for prosody.

Here are a few ways to create a pause, in ascending order of




Emoticons fascinate me.

They are the resurgence of pictographs, a bit like Egyptian Hieroglyphs,
or the Chinese symbols.

For example, ⼮ is the Chinese symbol for river.

Some cool emojis

ಠ_ಠ – disapproval
ᕕ(ᐛ)ᕗ – happy
ᕙ(‸‶)ᕗ   – lack of muscles
∎-∎ – cooling glasses
(-_-)凸 – showing the finger

Exploring multi-language, unicode, alphabets and coming up with your own is fun.

Here are some that I discovered,

ఠ_ఠ   – worried about your sanity
౪ – stethoscope
(‸‶   – amazed that you can actually do that
(‸‶)౨ – why do you always
-ల – punch (looks like a boxing glove)

If you see empty boxes, your browser is shit.

In English, capitalization applies to,

  1. First word
  2. Proper noun

Some new rules for programmers,

When a Proper Noun has more than one word, use capitalization
for both the words, just like CamelCase
When a verb has more than one word, captalize the second word.
When describing attribtutes, use hyphenation.
When a Verb is used as a noun, capitalize it.
When you feel like, emphasizing a word, capitalize it.
When the word really needs to stand out, CAPITALIZE EVERYTHING.

Other hacks, use (parentheses (and nested for adding context))

Use hypens to create new-words just like German.