|Portmantout: A portmanteau of every English word
(30 Apr 2015 at 22:59)
| Oh, wow, that was dumb. I actually have at least three good posts saved up, but for some reason I thought I already posted in April. So I backdated this one. It's really May right this second. But it concerns April work:|
This is a video I made for my little hack about "Portmantout". Portmanteau is a stringin'-together of two words (like caviar + armpit = caviarmpit), and Portmantout is when you do that for all of the words in English! I did the work and wrote the paper for SIGBOVIK but the video is part of my slow attempt to make an entertaining Youtube channel. It's a lot of work to put together these videos but I'm happy with how it came out!
|Could you maybe tell us a bit more about what the SIGBOVIK conference was like? Were you emceeing? Were the plans about parallel talks in the same room or whatever it was successful? |
|Ha, sure. I thought it went really well this year. There were about ~200 people in attendance this year, and ~10 talks. Nothing went on too long, a problem we've had in the past. I did emcee again. Here was my intro talk:
I'm always happy to emcee, though I'm hopeful that some young ones will take over for continuity's sake!
The idea about parallel tracks was basically a joke, though there was a talk by some of the organizers that briefly simulated what some of these would be like, which was pretty good.
|Great work Tom. Somebody had to do it - glad it was you :D|
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|First english word I learned was "Defenestrate". Sadly not in this portmantout. Maybe there's a portmanreste with it somewhere. :)|
|Yeah, I think that's a word that ought to exist; I wonder why it's not in my wordlist?|