Time to have a category for games?
In Spanish.SE we used to have quite a lot of fun with the Translation Golf: we would pick some English text and the goal was to translate it into Spanish using the less amount of characters as possible, but keeping the meaning of the original text.
Here in Linguistics we cannot assume the knowledge of any language other than English, since each one of us may know a different set of them.
For this, I was thinking in two levels:
- What about having a game consisting in challenging the 'compression' of a given text in English? This would mean finding shorter ways to express something, shorter synonyms, and so on.
- If the above had enough support, what about having a category for challenges like this?
In the same vein as site proposals, please comment your interest below.