Bork Bork Bork!

2003-05-10 23:00 PDT

I have spent a large portion of my evening looking for a small simple program that I used to have long long ago… Unfortunately it has become increasingly difficult to find it, so I am using this entry to point people to this very valuable resource. The En-chef-er-ize-er is a wonderful little program that takes standard input and translates it to “Mock-Sweedish.” Written by Jonathan Hagerman in the early 1990s, the program has halped millions of people send e-mails to friends, relatives, and co-workers in Mock Sweedish.

Here is an example of the En-chef-er-ize-er in action:

Plain Text

Once upon a time there was a dear little girl who was loved by every one who looked at her, but most of all by her grandmother, and there was nothing that she would not have given to the child.  Once she gave her a little cap of red velvet, which suited her so well that she would never wear anything else.  So she was always called Little Red Riding Hood.

En-chef-er-ize-ed Text

Once-a upun a teeme-a zeere-a ves a deer leettle-a gurl vhu ves lufed by ifery oone-a vhu luuked et her, boot must ooff ell by her grundmuzeer, und zeere-a ves nutheeng thet she-a vuoold nut hefe-a geefee tu zee cheeld.  Oonce-a she-a gefe-a her a leettle-a cep ooff red felfet, vheech sooeeted her su vell thet she-a vuoold nefer veer unytheeng ilse-a.  Su she-a ves elveys celled Leettle-a Red Reeding Huud.

The complete story can be downloded along with the En-chef-er-ize-ed version.

As you can see, the En-chef-er-ize-er is a complete riot, and everybody should have a copy installed on their machine.

For those of you running OS X or other variety of UNIX/Linux I will share the copy I downloaded.


For those running some other platform, you will probably find a version for your machine at one of the two sites listed below: