A good number of years ago, I used to spend entirely too much time hanging out no the #hack channel on IRC (back when there was really only one big IRC network), and one of the persistent jokes was pasting a bunch of words that might be construed as suspicious in one long string in order to trigger false positives for the “NSA greppers.” Well, apparently it can now be told that there really are NSA greppers, just as we always suspected.

If you’re an Emacs user, you can use the built in spook function to produce the sort of text that we reguarly pasted on IRC.