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Snowball (also called a Chaterism): A poem in which each line is a single word, and each successive word is one letter longer. One of the constrained writing techniques utilised by the Oulipo (Workshop of Potential Literature).
o we all have heard people believe anything
Given the mathematical genesis of the Oulipo and the interest in the movement among other programmers, I thought that someone must have created a program to generate these, and I was surprised that I couldn’t find one even after some pretty thorough Googling. So I wrote one myself. The C++ code is here.
MATH & LOVE & POETRY. awesome.
How to write a letter to the editor - this is a great tactic for talking back to shitty representations of sex workers in the media, one that anyone can do, especially in local papers. All papers have info in their print and online editions about how to submit a letter - make sure to follow their formatting instructions and word count!
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