extension ExtPose

xkcdsub

Description from extension meta

This extension makes news articles more fun, as suggested in XKCD 1288, 1625 and 1679.

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Description from store Want to make news articles more fun? This extension will replace words as suggested by XKCD comic 1288, 1625, and 1679. Clicking the extension button will open a new tab with the current page, with specified text replaced. Here are some of the replacements: "witnesses" becomes "these dudes I know", "allegedly" becomes "kinda probably", "new study" becomes "Tumblr post", "rebuild" becomes "avenge", "space" becomes "spaaace", "Google Glass" becomes "virtual boy", "smartphone" becomes "pokedex", "electric" becomes "atomic", "senator" becomes "elf-lord", "car" becomes "cat", "election" becomes "eating contest", "congressional leaders" becomes "river spirits", "Homeland Security" becomes "Homestar Runner", and "could not be reached for comment" becomes "is guilty and everyone knows it".

Latest reviews

  • (2016-05-19) Marchen Konig: It didn't even work on my Chromebook.
  • (2016-03-01) Lynn Carr: Maybe add a badge for the number of subs? Fun!
  • (2014-10-16) Mark Florkowski: wish it was like cloud to butt

Latest issues

  • (2017-06-27, v:0.3) Kiren MacLeod: Optional Phrases
    You should be able to turn off individual replacements. I don't like the "car" to "cat" one, but I like the other ones.
  • (2016-03-05, v:0.2) Matt Carson: Replaces hyperlinks too
    If "car" appears in a link target, it'll do the substitution there too.
  • (2014-09-19, v:0.1) Isaac Steiner: Replaces parts of words
    Looks like the regex for some/all of the replacements doesn't limit itself to whole words. Example: Card becomes Catd

Statistics

Installs
159 history
Category
Fun
Rating
4.0 (4 votes)
Last update / version
2016-05-11 / 0.3
Listing languages
en

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