The Personality plug-in for Eudora adds 3 stereotypical “personalities” to your Message Plug-ins menu in Eudora 3.x and 4.x for Windows. It translates English messages into either mock Swedish (like the Swedish Chef on the Muppet Show), mock Jive (a black dialect of the 70s), or B1FF-speak (a fictitious person who is “new” on the ‘Net who spells poorly and uses all capital letters).
Warning: you may find these personalities offensive. They may use profanity and other offensive slang. Use at your own risk.
To use the Personality plug-in for Eudora, you’ll need:
- Windows 95, 98, or NT (sorry, Windows 3.x not available)
- Eudora Light 3 or Eudora Pro 3 or 4
- WinZIP (or some other program that will extract
persplugin.zip for Windows 95, 98 and NT (25 kbytes). To install:
persplugin.zip into your
\Program Files\Eudora\Plugins folder
- restart Eudora
- with a message open, chose Edit – Message Plugins – and then Swedish Chef, Jive, or B1FF to add personality.
Here is an example of an original message without any personality:
How are you? This was an everyday boring email message
until I decided to apply the Personality plug-in for Eudora.
Now my email is cooler and more fun to read than ever. You
can even convert incoming email as well! Just imagine how
much fun you'll have when you apply the Jive, the Swedish
Chef, or B1FF personality to those boring memos you get in
… and the same message with the Jive personality:
How you is? Dis wuz an everyday bo'in' email message until
ah' decided t'apply de Personality plug-in fo' Eudo'a.
Sheeeiit. Now mah' email be coola' and mo'e fun t'read dan
ever. Ah be baaad... You's kin even convert incomin' email
as sheeit. Right On! Just imagine how much fun ya''ll
gots' when ya' apply de Jive, de Swedish Chef, o' B1FF
sucka'ality t'dose bo'in' memos ya' git in yo' Inbox.
… and the same message with the Swedish Chef personality:
Hoo ere-a yuoo? Thees ves un iferydey bureeng imeeel
messege-a unteel I deceeded tu epply zee Persuneleety
ploog-in fur Ioodura. Noo my imeeel is cuuler und mure-a
foon tu reed thun ifer. Yuoo cun ifee cunfert incumeeng
imeeel es vell! Joost imegeene-a hoo mooch foon yuoo'll
hefe-a vhee yuoo epply zee Jeefe-a, zee Svedeesh Cheff, oor
B1FF persuneleety tu thuse-a bureeng memus yuoo get in yuoor
… and the same message with the B1FF personality:
H0W R U?! THI5 WA5 AN EVERYDAY BOR1NG EMAIL ME55AG3 UNTIL I
DECIDED 2 APPLY THE PERS0NALITY PLUG-1N 4 EUDORA. N0W MY
EMAIL 1S C00L!!!ER & MERE FUN 2 REED THAN EVER!! Y0U
CAN EVEN C0NVERT 1NC0M1NG EMA1L A5 WELLL!1! JUST 1MAG1NE
H0W MUCH FUN U"L HAVE WHEN U APPLY THE J1V3, TH3 SWEDI5H
CHEF, 0R B1FF PERS0NALITY 2 TH05E BER1NG MEM0S U GET 1N
The Personality plug-in for Eudora borrows heavily from some good old Unix standbys. Credit should be given to:
jive.l lexer – (unknown origin)
- Swedish Chef
chef.x lexer – convert English on stdin to Mock Swedish on stdout. Apr 15, 1992; John Hagerman.
b1ff.x lexer – by Matt Welsh (email@example.com) +1 607 253 2737 modified and improved by David Whitten. 92/11/03.
Further information about B1FF, courtesy of Matt Welsh:
For the information of some:
B1FF is a fictitious person who is "new" on the 'net.
You can recognize his posts by:
He always SHOUTS as he types.
He sometimes spells FONET1KLEE (phonetically) the rest of the time, he
just misspells words or punctuates them incorrectly.
He shortens some words (presumably for ease in typing)
like '4' for 'for' or 'four'
like '2' for 'two' or 'to' or 'too'
like '&' for 'and'
like 'U' for 'you' or 'ewe'
like 'R' for 'are'
like 'C' for 'sea' or 'see'
He can't see the difference between certain letters
like '1' and 'i'
or like '0' and 'o'
or like '5' and 's'
or like '2' and 'z'
His speech is peppered with profanity.
He never uses only one '!' or '?' when '!!!!!!!!' or '????!!!!' will do.
He never uses the apostrophe (') and always uses the double quote (")
I have some vague memory of B1FF being mentioned in the New Hackers
dictionary, but I can't verify the validity of this.
I can't even validate that his full name is NELSON 0TB1FF , but it sounds
Developers: download source code
perspluginsrc.zip for MS Visual C++ 5.0 (75 kbytes).
Everyone: find other Eudora plug-ins at The FEL-X Eudora PlugIns & Add-Ins Site.
You might also check out John B. Chambers’ Chef/Jive/ValSpeak/Pig-Latin CGI form.