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Does anyone have information about the origins of this program? When and on which flavor of *IX was it first written, who wrote it, etc?
- It seems to come from BSD. My manpage says: BSD April 19, 1994 BSD
Capital letters in fortunes
Does anyone know what it means when certain words of a fortune are written in all caps? I can't find information about that anywhere.
I don't know. Maybe it's to add emphasis? Stale Fries 18:29, 14 November 2006 (UTC)
You are thinking of the "zippy" fortune library (my personal favorite). Here's an example, "Four thousand different MAGNATES, MOGULS & NABOBS are romping in my gothic solarium!!" They are capitalized for emphasis and not part of a mad-lib type scheme. They may have something to do with Zippy the pinhead but I have no idea because I am not familiar with the comic strip. Diletante 02:24, 17 December 2006 (UTC)
- Thanks for clarifying that, but I'm a little disappointed... Thought it was some kind of riddle... 18.104.22.168 19:01, 27 July 2007 (UTC)
Ditto the request for external links; the article is a little skimpy, at least for Unix newbies.
HOW DO I FORTUNE?