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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 03 May '05 18:31 / 1 edit
    Punctuate the following:

    1) bill where ben had had had had had had had had had had had the better effect on the teacher

    2) that that is is that that is not is not is that it it is
  2. Donation Pawnokeyhole
    Krackpot Kibitzer
    03 May '05 19:31
    Originally posted by THUDandBLUNDER
    Punctuate the following:

    1) bill where ben had had had had had had had had had had had the better effect on the teacher

    2) that that is is that that is not is not is that it it is
    Bill, where Ben had had "had", had had "had had";
    "had had" had had the better effect on the teacher.

    The second one addles me.

  3. Donation Acolyte
    Now With Added BA
    03 May '05 22:32
    Originally posted by THUDandBLUNDER
    2) that that is is that that is not is not is that it it is
    That "that" is "is"; that "that" is not "is not". Is that it? It is.

  4. 03 May '05 22:41
    Originally posted by Acolyte
    That "that" is "is"; that "that" is not "is not". Is that it? It is.

    Not.

    Well, I had:

    That that is, is.
    That that is not, is not.
    Is that it? It is.




  5. 06 May '05 21:15 / 3 edits
    And if we change one of the names to Had (short for Hadley) we can have:
    Bill, where Had had had "had", had had "had had". Had Had had "had had", "had had" would have been better.

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    Yes, punctuation is important:

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