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Mr. Picklesworth
January 19th, 2008, 08:36 AM
TinyURL is ridiculously popular. I noticed that its links are short random strings of letters and numbers... which tells me that there must sometimes be English!

Indeed, there is -- and lots of it :)
Just go to "preview.tinyurl.com/" with any short word at the end.

Let's see who (has way too much time on his hands) can find the best coincidental TinyURL thing.

The obvious (to get them out of the way):
http://preview.tinyurl.com/1
http://preview.tinyurl.com/a

http://preview.tinyurl.com/hello

Good luck!

MONODA
January 19th, 2008, 08:45 AM
http://preview.tinyurl.com/john
http://preview.tinyurl.com/dog
There are a lot more than I thought!!!

kostkon
January 19th, 2008, 09:34 AM
Funny stuff! I think that's the best of all :P

http://preview.tinyurl.com/linux :lolflag:

Polygon
January 19th, 2008, 09:37 AM
if you read on tinyurls site, when it first started, people could predict when the url generated would be a word, since i guess it just went up alphabetically and then numerically.

it even has something that has a tinyurl that says 'bush sucks' and now that url page has a note saying it is not the opinion of the sites owner

Praadur
January 19th, 2008, 09:55 AM
What I got from this one was... unexpected, but thouroughly entertaining nonetheless!

http://preview.tinyurl.com/oops

Oops indeed.

ssam
January 19th, 2008, 11:32 AM
http://linkpot.net/ is similar, but it always uses words. it is made by one the the lugradio people.

bobbocanfly
January 19th, 2008, 01:01 PM
http://preview.tinyurl.com/cat

helliewm
January 19th, 2008, 02:21 PM
Being childish, it works if you type rude words in to!:lolflag:

Helen

mridkash
January 19th, 2008, 07:43 PM
Hey how does it know my name,
I'm surprised,

can you see this. Can an ad on some website know my name?

how can I stop this? I'm using firefox on ubuntu and it is supposed to be safe!!

Sam
January 19th, 2008, 07:47 PM
There is a link on the screenshot "how do we know you" maybe you should have a look...

mridkash
January 19th, 2008, 07:54 PM
oh, yes I have an account on Amazon.

Pretty neat. They compared my browser cookies etc with the one they have in their database. And successfully identified me! scary!!
:shock:

fatality_uk
January 19th, 2008, 07:56 PM
Being childish, it works if you type rude words in to!:lolflag:

Helen

:lolflag: Im turning 40 in 3 months but god I still find things like this amusing!! I guess I need help.

helliewm
January 19th, 2008, 08:02 PM
Im turning 40 in 3 months but god I still find things like this amusing!! I guess I need help.

We both do I am 42 this year, your not alone:lolflag: I am busy trying to find out which rude word so I can tell my Nephews!

Helen

Praadur
January 19th, 2008, 08:17 PM
Hooray, I don't have to feel too old right now. It's actually quite pleasant to know that people browsing the same things that I am are a fair bit older (and by that I mean at least a few years), as usually I find myself consorting with the youngins.

Of course, the words it wants to work with seem to be too short for some of my favourite British cusses. This was not true of snipurl however...

Just don't try passing 'dragon' to snipurl.

Probably not wise.

Or at least NSFW.