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The first word spoken on the moon was "okay". (Or not - see comments). Seoul, the South Korean capital, just means "the ca...

Rhopalic Text


What is rhopalic text?  Well, here's a nice example of a piece:-

"I do not know where family doctors acquired illegibly perplexing handwriting; nevertheless, extraordinary pharmaceutical intellectuality, counterbalancing indecipherability, transcendentalises intercommunications’ incomprehensibleness."

Rhopalic describes text in which each word contains one more letter or syllable than the one preceding it.  This text starts with 1 letter, then 2, then 3 and so on.... Clever stuff.