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 for Dissociated Press
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  Dissociated Press
   n.
  
      [play on ?Associated Press?; perhaps inspired by a reference in the 1950
      Bugs Bunny cartoon What's Up, Doc?] An algorithm for transforming any text
      into potentially humorous garbage even more efficiently than by passing it
      through a marketroid. The algorithm starts by printing any N consecutive
      words (or letters) in the text. Then at every step it searches for any
      random occurrence in the original text of the last N words (or letters)
      already printed and then prints the next word or letter. EMACS has a
      handy command for this. Here is a short example of word-based Dissociated
      Press applied to an earlier version of this Jargon File:
  
          wart: n. A small, crocky feature that sticks out of an array (C has
          no checks for this). This is relatively benign and easy to spot if the
          phrase is bent so as to be not worth paying attention to the medium in
          question.
  
      Here is a short example of letter-based Dissociated Press applied to the
      same source:
  
          window sysIWYG: n. A bit was named aften /bee't@/ prefer to use the
          other guy's re, especially in every cast a chuckle on neithout getting
          into useful informash speech makes removing a featuring a move or usage
          actual abstractionsidered interj. Indeed spectace logic or problem!
  
      A hackish idle pastime is to apply letter-based Dissociated Press to a
      random body of text and vgrep the output in hopes of finding an
      interesting new word. (In the preceding example, ?window sysIWYG? and
      ?informash? show some promise.) Iterated applications of Dissociated Press
      usually yield better results. Similar techniques called travesty generators
      have been employed with considerable satirical effect to the utterances of
      Usenet flamers; see pseudo.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  Dissociated Press
  
     [Play on "Associated Press"; perhaps inspired by a reference
     in the 1949 Bugs Bunny cartoon "What's Up, Doc?"]  An
     algorithm for transforming any text into potentially humorous
     garbage even more efficiently than by passing it through a
     marketroid.  The algorithm starts by printing any N
     consecutive words (or letters) in the text.  Then at every
     step it searches for any random occurrence in the original
     text of the last N words (or letters) already printed and then
     prints the next word or letter.  Emacs has a handy command
     for this.  Here is a short example of word-based Dissociated
     Press applied to an earlier version of the Jargon File:
  
     wart:  A small, crocky feature that sticks out of
     an array (C has no checks for this).  This is relatively
     benign and easy to spot if the phrase is bent so as to be
     not worth paying attention to the medium in question.
  
     Here is a short example of letter-based Dissociated Press
     applied to the same source:
  
     window sysIWYG:  A bit was named aften /bee't*/ prefer
     to use the other guy's re, especially in every cast a
     chuckle on neithout getting into useful informash speech
     makes removing a featuring a move or usage actual
     abstractionsidered interj. Indeed spectace logic or problem!
  
     A hackish idle pastime is to apply letter-based Dissociated
     Press to a random body of text and vgrep the output in hopes
     of finding an interesting new word.  (In the preceding
     example, "window sysIWYG" and "informash" show some promise.)
     Iterated applications of Dissociated Press usually yield
     better results.  Similar techniques called "travesty
     generators" have been employed with considerable satirical
     effect to the utterances of Usenet flamers; see pseudo.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  

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