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Coming up with ‘Secret’ Words

Posted on 15 February 2003 by Demian Turner

While reading through the docs for the Ambivalence PHP framework, I noticed the author had quite an interesting way of coming up with a name for his project.  "Ambivalence" – you think why did he call it that?

Well it turns out it’s the old dictionary-scan-turn-an-acronym-into-a-word trick 😉

Unix-based users are encouraged to give it a try:

grep -i m.*v.*c /usr/share/dict/words

A little regular expression to pull out all words from the dictionary that have the letters MVC contained in them :-)

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