Generate an XKCD #936 style 4 word password

cat /usr/share/dict/words | grep -P ^[a-z].* | grep -v "'s$" | grep -Pv ^.\{1,15\}$ | shuf -n4 | tr '\n' ' ' | sed 's/$/\n/'
The first grep rejects capitalised words since the dict has proper nouns in it that you mightn't want to use. The second grep rejects words with ending in apostrophe s, and the third forces the words to be at least 15 characters long.
Sample Output
counterproductive unreasonableness multimillionaires extemporaneously

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By: bugmenot
2011-08-15 01:03:48

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What Others Think

You almost never need cat and grep in the same command.
dbbolton · 370 weeks and 2 days ago
grep '[a-z]\{15,\}' /usr/share/dict/words
putnamhill · 370 weeks and 2 days ago
I love the commands where cat(1) is piped into grep(1). Gives me a warm fuzzy feeling inside. :)
atoponce · 369 weeks and 5 days ago

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