By way of @Meanjin comes this Oulipian word game: Antics.

Make a vaguely meaningful sentence where each word adds a letter to the one preceding it, and which gets to more than three letters. Their example:

“A: an ant, anti-antic, antics.”

It took me five minutes to write a Perl script which generates all valid chains for a given corpus, but the word list I’m using has too many abbreviations for the results to be interesting, so it gives things like ‘O ob obe obes obese’.

An Integrated Development Environment or IDE is a specialised programmer’s editor. Mine likes to gobble up all available resources on my computer and then grind to a halt when I need it most.

I, id IDE. Idea? Ideal.

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