Alex Tobin

Bad Customer



Bad Customer is a javascript that generates psuedo-Japanese jokes. The first line is always "A bad customer enters a bar", the last is always "Thank you for your custom!" The intervening text is composed of randomly chosen Japanese syllables, arranged in grammatically correct sentence structures. Verbs, adverbs, adjectives and quotations are correctly formed, but individual words are constructed at random and are often entirely gibberish. There is a small built-in "dictionary", which will autocorrect certain "near-miss" psuedo-words and consolidate correct arrangements of hiragana into the appropriate kanji. For non-speakers of pseudo-Japanese, Google Translate provides an extra layer of semantic entropy.


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