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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 01 Feb '03 02:50
    I am. is the shortest sentance in the English language.
    What is the longest?
  2. Donation bbarr
    Chief Justice
    01 Feb '03 03:28
    Originally posted by Quick
    I am. is the shortest sentance in the English language.
    What is the longest?
    Perhaps:

    The decimal expansion of pi is as follows: one, four, one, five, nine,...

    There's no upper limit on the length of a sentence, as long as it's grammatical it's all good.
  3. 01 Feb '03 06:03
    Originally posted by bbarr
    Perhaps:

    The decimal expansion of pi is as follows: one, four, one, five, nine,...

    There's no upper limit on the length of a sentence, as long as it's grammatical it's all good.
    Marriage
  4. Donation Rhymester
    and RedHotTed
    01 Feb '03 20:11 / 1 edit
    The shortest sentence in the English language is surely: Go!

    The longest sentance is triple life imprisionment (not running concurrently)


    John Prescott must be in the running for the longest sentence!

    Rhymester
  5. 02 Feb '03 00:37
    OK, where is my copy of the Complete William Faulkner?

    For the longest time, I used to think Faulkner was German. Once I heard he was American, I assumed he wrote in Deutsch and was translated out of it. Once I heard that he wrote in English, I burned my copy of the Complete Faulkner.

    Oh, right.

    WAR SEZ: "Semantics -is- my bi---, or semantics -are- my bi---?"

    -DeSpite
  6. 03 Feb '03 11:07
    Originally posted by misslead
    Marriage
    or in other words... "I do" is the longest sentance

    sorry, sorry. Bad joke..
  7. Standard member zach918
    Banned
    03 Feb '03 22:00
    quick-
    what is your other user id at RHP?
  8. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    04 Feb '03 04:47
    Originally posted by Quick
    I am. is the shortest sentance in the English language.
    What is the longest?
    James Joyce's "Ulysses" has a sentence that is 2,500 words long.
  9. 04 Feb '03 11:48 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by zach918
    quick-
    what is your other user id at RHP?
    If I wanted people to know that I'd have put it in my profile

    I want to keep the 2 personas separate, simply so I can play different games with different people at different skill levels (1 blitz, 1 painfully thought out) and keep them totally separate.

    I hope noone minds

    However, if you want a game then I have 1 slot left open- challenge me.
  10. 04 Feb '03 11:51
    Originally posted by rwingett
    James Joyce's "Ulysses" has a sentence that is 2,500 words long.
    that's just silly! did he run of of dots? was there any other punctuation, or had they all gone on strike?

    I'd be interested to read that. Like the "longest post", it's easy to do it, but is it a cohesive sentance that deserved to be that long?
  11. Donation Acolyte
    Now With Added BA
    04 Feb '03 13:53
    I think people have written books in the past entirely devoid of punctuation, but I imagine they're pretty unreadable. At school I remember reading a passage in German which was the beginning of the first sentence of a book (the entire book only contained 6 sentences!) Grammatically correct but very silly.
  12. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    06 Feb '03 00:08
    Originally posted by Quick
    that's just silly! did he run of of dots? was there any other punctuation, or had they all gone on strike?

    I'd be interested to read that. Like the "longest post", it's easy to do it, but is it a cohesive sentance that deserved to be that long?
    It is one run-on sentence. It isn't grammatically correct. He just omitted the periods and strung a lot of sentences together to acheive a "stream of conciousness" effect.