Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Fluorine Uranium Carbon Potassium Erbium Sulphur!

Here's an amusing diversion from Theodore Gray's Periodic Table site - make words out of chemical symbols. Proper names are tricky as lots of names begin with or contain the letters D and J, and Dysprosium aside they don't feature in the table at all. Certain names like Oliver Sacks and Gavin Henson can be made, but not many. The real fun, of course, is in making the longest vaguely plausible name you can make, like for instance the entirely plausible Bamber Beau Forbes Wingate Stephenson Hardy Harper. Even more fun is composing sweary phrases, as follows:

1 comment:

electrichalibut said...

After an attack of conscience (some people view this stuff at work, myself included), I've relegated the more c-wordy second bit to be visible via the link only. Approach with fucking caution.