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Oh, and...
I selected a bunch of words at random and made them go pretty colours!

toaster
ophthalmic
knob
curious
sigma
fnord

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bopeepsheep From: bopeepsheep Date: May 19th, 2004 05:52 am (UTC) (Link)
asshat
peekablocks
elephantitis
monkeyball
lemoncheesecake
paramount
accessorize
nowayout
j4 From: j4 Date: May 19th, 2004 05:55 am (UTC) (Link)
They've all come out in black here... I think you may have outdone me in the irony stakes.
bopeepsheep From: bopeepsheep Date: May 19th, 2004 06:01 am (UTC) (Link)
I have no idea if they would work in an actual entry, I just picked the first words to come to mind. :-)
imc From: imc Date: May 19th, 2004 07:18 am (UTC) (Link)
I have no idea if they would work in an actual entry

We've done this…

If you are a Mozilla and Xcolibur user then no, they won't. The entry view in Xcolibur contains a DOCTYPE which switches Mozilla into strict mode, which means you have to use either one of the 16 defined colour names or a hex triplet.
bopeepsheep From: bopeepsheep Date: May 19th, 2004 07:23 am (UTC) (Link)

No, we haven't

I'm not one of them there Mozilla users and you're answering a question that was never asked (or something). All I meant was that I had no idea if those words would result in anything if I put them into my LJ as an entry as the sort-of-meme demanded. Since yesterday's experiment seems to prove that a lot of words do come out coloured in my particular setup, I will just have to try it and see, won't I?
j4 From: j4 Date: May 19th, 2004 07:28 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: No, we haven't

as the sort-of-meme demanded

It wasn't a meme at all! It was a piss-take of the current craze for "I put all the names of my friends in funny colours"! And boy, did it backfire. :-}
bopeepsheep From: bopeepsheep Date: May 19th, 2004 07:32 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: No, we haven't

Oh, no, I knew it wasn't a real one. Your leet skills bit gave that away. That's why I put sort-of and why I didn't actually obey it. (And why my words aren't exactly meaningful or sensible either.) I apologise for my husband's turning this into a browser rant. :-)
imc From: imc Date: May 19th, 2004 07:37 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm not one of them there Mozilla users

Netscape == Mozilla

All I meant was that I had no idea if those words would result in anything if I put them into my LJ as an entry

Sorry, brain the wrong way round. What I meant to say was `We've done this. Yes they will, because LJ's recent-entries view does not contain a DOCTYPE which switches Mozilla into strict mode.'
bopeepsheep From: bopeepsheep Date: May 19th, 2004 07:53 am (UTC) (Link)
I have IE on this machine too, you know (spit). And for these coloured entries have been using it on and off to see if it makes a difference. Anyway, you're dissecting a joke too much. Stop it.
k425 From: k425 Date: May 19th, 2004 11:55 am (UTC) (Link)
They were coloured here.
From: kaet Date: May 19th, 2004 06:16 am (UTC) (Link)
rage
envy
cowardice
love
sadness
nja From: nja Date: May 19th, 2004 06:18 am (UTC) (Link)
April is the cruelest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.
Winter kept us warm, covering
Earth in forgetful snow, feeding
A little life with dried tubers.
Summer surprised us, coming over the Starnbergersee
With a shower of rain; we stopped in the colonnade,
And went on in sunlight, into the Hofgarten,
And drank coffee, and talked for an hour.
Bin gar keine Russin, stamm' aus Litauen, echt deutsch.
And when we were children, staying at the arch-duke's,
My cousin's, he took me out on a sled,
And I was frightened. He said, Marie,
Marie, hold on tight. And down we went.
In the mountains, there you feel free.
I read, much of the night, and go south in the winter.
juggzy From: juggzy Date: May 19th, 2004 09:25 am (UTC) (Link)
OK. That actually works, as a piece of evocation, rather than being a bunch of pretty colours. You get a prize, you soppy, poetic, beardy.
nja From: nja Date: May 19th, 2004 11:37 am (UTC) (Link)
I wrote it myself, too!

I hope the trustees of the estate of T S Eliot are not reading this.
rysmiel From: rysmiel Date: May 19th, 2004 07:28 am (UTC) (Link)
This is the first of many people on my friends list doing this that's actually shown up right in Konqueror. What are you doing differently ?
j4 From: j4 Date: May 19th, 2004 07:30 am (UTC) (Link)
Er, I'm explicitly specifying web-safe colo(u)rs in valid HTML. Not just putting random words, people's names, slices of toast etc. in the color= attribute.

I think my joke misfired. :-/
darcydodo From: darcydodo Date: May 19th, 2004 09:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Ooh, I didn't try putting a slice of toast in!

*runs off to test this out*

Damn it, now there're crumbs in my keyboard. And it didn't work.
j4 From: j4 Date: May 19th, 2004 09:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Try putting birds in your keyboard, to eat the crumbs?
darcydodo From: darcydodo Date: May 19th, 2004 09:34 am (UTC) (Link)
Ooh, ooh, good plan.
imc From: imc Date: May 19th, 2004 07:33 am (UTC) (Link)
Not many people can spell ophthalmic.
oldbloke From: oldbloke Date: May 20th, 2004 01:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Damn.
Now I'm not sure if I can't or you can't.
imc From: imc Date: May 20th, 2004 05:24 am (UTC) (Link)
You could always try a dictionary
oldbloke From: oldbloke Date: May 20th, 2004 06:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Too easy!
We have a selection at home, including one that's too heavy to life even split into two volumes.
Last thing we checked was 'farrow' to see if it derives from some old word for ickle babby piglit (it does).
burkesworks From: burkesworks Date: May 19th, 2004 01:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, let's try it with this famous quote from Chomsky;

colourless
green
ideas
sleep
furiously
jiggery_pokery From: jiggery_pokery Date: May 19th, 2004 01:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
*giggles*

*p|-|34r5*
oldbloke From: oldbloke Date: May 20th, 2004 01:12 am (UTC) (Link)
The newsletter from the Association of Teachers of Mathematics is delivered in html and text. Some people complained about not being able to read the colours in the html version of the last one. Partly a Microsoft thing, I think, and maybe partly a how-many-colours-does-your-screen-have thing - he had shades of blue for both fore and back. Looked nice on my screen, probably awful on bog-standard VGA.
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