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Old 2020-06-16, 21:53   #23
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a a1call's abbreviations .... yoda's you your
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Old 2020-06-16, 21:54   #24
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Old 2020-06-16, 22:24   #25
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A quite hard task is to write a large text with all small words. It takes more of them, to say the same, or less on the mark yet. There are too few to choose from. It takes more time. Use two or more times per word is quite hard to dodge.
It can lead to odd forms. Some short words fail (any). Some long words pass (pleased).
Is there a more long word to pass the test than "pleased"?

(One syllable each D'oh!)
(One vowel sound each. D'oh!2)
(Try to write an essay email letter chapter short story book that way sometime eventually when you can.)
(I hope the preceding that amused made you smile laugh.)

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Old 2020-06-16, 22:41   #26
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A quite hard task is to write a large text with all small words. It takes more of them, to say the same, or less on the mark yet. There are too few to choose from. It takes more time. Use two or more times per word is quite hard to dodge.
It can lead to odd forms. Some short words fail (any). Some long words pass (pleased).
Is there a more long word to pass the test than "pleased"?

(One syllable each D'oh!)
(One vowel sound each. D'oh!2)
(Try to write an essay email letter chapter short story book that way sometime eventually when you can.)
(I hope the preceding that amused made you smile laugh.)
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Old 2020-06-17, 04:14   #28
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Old 2020-06-17, 08:50   #29
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A quite hard task is to write a large text with all small words. It takes more of them, to say the same, or less on the mark yet. There are too few to choose from. It takes more time. Use two or more times per word is quite hard to dodge.
It can lead to odd forms. Some short words fail (any). Some long words pass (pleased).
Is there a more long word to pass the test than "pleased"?

(One syllable each D'oh!)
(One vowel sound each. D'oh!2)
(Try to write an essay email letter chapter short story book that way sometime eventually when you can.)
(I hope the preceding that amused made you smile laugh.)
Here are a few words from the great Bard:

To be, or not to be,
That is what we must ask:
If 'tis more good in the mind to bear
The slings and darts of sheer bad luck
Or to take arms to a sea of woes
And to do so, end them. To die, to sleep --
No more -- and by a sleep to say we end
The heart's ache, and the ten times ten times ten true shocks
That flesh is heir to. 'Tis an end
Much to be wished. To die, to sleep --
To sleep -- will I dream? Ay, there's the rub,
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come
When we have left this life,
Must give us pause. There's the fact
That makes a bad thing of so long life.
For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,
He who does us wrong, the proud man's scorn
The pangs of love which we hate, the law's long wait,
The rude notes of the state's work, the spurns
That long wait for worth of that which is not worth much takes,
when he -- yes, he -- might take his leave
With but a long pin? Who would big loads bear,
To grunt and sweat through a life which makes one tired,
But that the dread of life once one is dead,
The lands not yet found, from whose bourn
No man who goes there comes back, blows the mind
And makes us want to bear the ills we have
Than fly to those of which we know not?
Thus our thoughts make all of us fear,
And thus the true hue of fixed aims
Is made sick by the pale cast of thought,
And works of great pitch and true worth
With this way their flows turn to the side
And lose the name "to do". -- Soft you now,
The fair lass who might yet be my wife! -- Nymph, when you pray,
Keep in mind all my sins.
I could quote much more, but not just yet --- it takes up too much of my time to type it all in.

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Old 2020-06-17, 10:51   #30
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Darn! Quick response failed. Something went wrong, internet died. Why?? Arrghh!!
Came prepared, meeting high expectations. Was useless.
Found four mistakes:
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Some thoughts:
Listing alphabetically aids search.
Quoted sections restricted too? Case-insensitive? Hyphenates? Compounds? Plurals? Abbreviations? Clarify regulations please. Universally yes promotes longer sessions.
Single (American?) dialect, grammatically correct complete sentences required?
Components made unique using suffixes or prefixes qualify.
Instigating such challenges among spelling champions' voluminous vocabularies may bruise various egos, unfortunately.
Fortunately, polysyllabic submissions extend play duration.
Proliferate adjectives, adverbs, plus possessives, padding count.
Surely certain programmers could hack linux shell script, etcetera; automate checking uniqueness.
Algorithm: strip trailing punctuation, merge, make lowercase, split on spaces, sort
Afterward, brief candidates resemble usually Yoda's.
Employing https://alphabetizer.flap.tv/ iteratively during ample leisure yielded following. (end)
Fun challenge anyway. Just watch - can't stop mart_r easily. Better hurry, grab pencil, paper, dictionary, get going! Thou shalt, under every circumstance, carefully observe which possible phrases create sense somehow, producing ever more text while hopefully presuming proper grammar. Though great progress has been done, never let these hurdles provoke inspirational lockdown. One must remain calm: see, when always choosing terms wisely, further advancement is feasible. Also, maybe bring forth own writing style if unavoidable.

Shakespeare's modern version reads strange.

Toodle pip!


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Old 2020-06-17, 12:23   #31
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Have enjoyed reading people submissions so far. The creativity has been great. Thanks for making a list of words used. That should make things easier. I was hoping that people would end up using words that aren't used very often. This seems to be happening.

To answer some rules questions:
As long as it is spelt differently it is a different word - pluralization etc makes different words. Would probably say case insensitive.
Contractions allowed.
Compound words and hyphens probably can be used.
Abbreviations - as long as they aren't just being made up.
Avoid different spellings between American and English - one out of color and colour etc.
We should try to write complete grammatically correct sentences although we can push the boundaries of course.

Have I missed anything?

Looks like a few words have been repeated: won't may but not some
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Optimistic prediction: GIMPS discovers two new Mersenne primes in 2021.
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Optimistic prediction: GIMPS discovers two new Mersenne primes in 2021.
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Someone will have to keep a sorted list of all the words used and check all new posts for duplicates. Should turn into a full-time job in no time.
BTW, can a sentence have repeated words?
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A quite hard task is to write a large text with all small words. It takes more of them, to say the same, or less on the mark yet. There are too few to choose from. It takes more time. Use two or more times per word is quite hard to dodge.
It can lead to odd forms. Some short words fail (any). Some long words pass (pleased).
Is there a more long word to pass the test than "pleased"?

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