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The Most Cleverly Hidden Secret of All Time! (666th post)by Mr. Muskrat (Canon)
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I have stumbled across the most cleverly hidden secret of all time!
"What is it?", you ask, "What?", even "Huh?"
"Tell us more!", you demand, "You'd better tell!" No need to yell or get nasty. I hear you, I hear you! And please, do not all talk at once. Two voices are more than enough for me to bear.
Please allow me to share with you how it has forever changed me! We are a new man! Yes we are my precious. All will be made known soon enough. In the proper time and in the proper way, all will be made manifest. For you see, it is my duty, Nay!, my destiny! to reveal it to all of you. Oh my. I have been rambling. You must forgive me but I have been altered by this discovery! And I cannot stop talking about it and its effects.
"The discovery!", you say. Yes! The discovery! I should get started telling you about it! It... It is simply... marvelous!!! Oh my! It is so difficult to find the words to express my findings. But I shall attempt it...
If you blend certain words and symbols together in a certain way, you get the usual, the expected result. Take this program for example:
Pretty easy to follow right? Of course it is. It doesn't do anything unexpected at all.
Now let me show you a funny variable trick:
Here is another example that (while less than sane) is prefectly valid:
But! by simply twisting the words and symbols around in a most peculiar fashion; creating new and unusual "phrases"; you will witness a most, uh, interesting outcome. Yes, interesting... It changes everything! Everything I tell you!!!
Argh!!!! I simply cannot express it in words... No! no my precious, I tried. True! I tried! It does involve words but words alone cannot convey the deeper meaning. Nay! One must be shown, yes! one must be shown! Come my precious! We will show them.
See? Do you see it? Isn't it amazing? Yes my precious, it is very impressive! Who would have guessed it? By mixing certain words and symbols into complex phrases the outcome twists around and... and... becomes evil. Oh so... evil! It is everywhere. Beware the evil! Or you too might be corrupted. I've said to much my precious?
Now I must go. My precious says so. I must obey my precious. Farewell!
Updated: Added post number to title.
Updated!: Patched code to work with 5.8.x. Thanks broquaint and The Mad Hatter for testing. jeffa tells me that it also works on 5.6.0! Fixed yet another sneaky bug thanks to katgirl!
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