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2008-12-31, 06:06   #12
gd_barnes

May 2007
Kansas; USA

22×2,593 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Flatlander You should know that that word is highly offensive in Flatland.

And where might Flatland be?

 2008-12-31, 07:04 #13 IronBits I ♥ BOINC!     Oct 2002 Glendale, AZ. (USA) 3×7×53 Posts Right next to Far Far Away of course
2008-12-31, 08:11   #14
gd_barnes

May 2007
Kansas; USA

22×2,593 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Flatlander You should know that that word is highly offensive in Flatland.

HA HA! He said "that that". What a half-wit!

I think we should ban people that repeat words for no no reason.

But then again, what good with that do? Others woud com along and start leaving leters out of sentences.

2008-12-31, 08:13   #15
mdettweiler
A Sunny Moo

Aug 2007
USA (GMT-5)

3×2,083 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by gd_barnes HA HA! He said "that that". What a half-wit! I think we should ban people that repeat words for no no reason. But then again, what good with that do? Others woud com along and start leaving leters out of sentences.
LOL--actually, in this particular case the repetition of "that" is completely grammatically correct.

2008-12-31, 08:23   #16
henryzz
Just call me Henry

"David"
Sep 2007
Cambridge (GMT/BST)

2×5×587 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by mdettweiler LOL--actually, in this particular case the repetition of "that" is completely grammatically correct.
although that is true i am not certain that a single "that" wouldn't have been grammatically correct

2008-12-31, 08:24   #17
gd_barnes

May 2007
Kansas; USA

1037210 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by IronBits You guys are frick and frack. Up to you to figure out which witch is which tho
Or whether the weather will be good today or whether it will be good two days from now too.

OK, I have a challenge for everyone:

Construct a sentence 30 letters or longer that has a ridiculous # occurrences of the same letter in it. We can divide it up in two categories:

(1) Many occurrences of a vowel (excluding y).
(2) Many occurrences of a consonant (including y).

For consonants, any sentence with 30% of the same letter gets a bronze medal. 35% a silver medal. 40% a gold medal. Add 5% to each of those for vowels.

The sentences must be English, make grammatical sense, not be fragments, and not include proper names. Slang words are allowed but if questionable will be put up for others to review.

Gary

2008-12-31, 08:30   #18
gd_barnes

May 2007
Kansas; USA

22·2,593 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by mdettweiler LOL--actually, in this particular case the repetition of "that" is completely grammatically correct.
Quote:
 Originally Posted by henryzz although that is true i am not certain that a single "that" wouldn't have been grammatically correct
Of course I knew that that was grammatically correct. But he could have said:
You should know that the word you used is offensive in Flatland.

I think Henry is also right. Wouldn't a single use of the word "that" in that context have been correct IF the word "know" is highly emphasized as in:

"You should KNOW that word is highly offensive in Flatland."

I think that that makes some sense, don't don't you?

2008-12-31, 12:39   #19
xilman
Bamboozled!

"𒉺𒌌𒇷𒆷𒀭"
May 2003
Down not across

2·3·13·137 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by gd_barnes Or whether the weather will be good today or whether it will be good two days from now too. OK, I have a challenge for everyone: Construct a sentence 30 letters or longer that has a ridiculous # occurrences of the same letter in it. We can divide it up in two categories: (1) Many occurrences of a vowel (excluding y). (2) Many occurrences of a consonant (including y). For consonants, any sentence with 30% of the same letter gets a bronze medal. 35% a silver medal. 40% a gold medal. Add 5% to each of those for vowels. The sentences must be English, make grammatical sense, not be fragments, and not include proper names. Slang words are allowed but if questionable will be put up for others to review. Gary
Sis hisses as she susses his less sassy sister's sissy tassles.

I make that 63 characters, 51 letters and 26 of a single consonant.

What does >50% score me?

Paul

2008-12-31, 17:30   #20
mdettweiler
A Sunny Moo

Aug 2007
USA (GMT-5)

3·2,083 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by xilman Sis hisses as she susses his less sassy sister's sissy tassles. I make that 63 characters, 51 letters and 26 of a single consonant. What does >50% score me? Paul
Diamond medal?

2009-01-01, 05:23   #21
gd_barnes

May 2007
Kansas; USA

22·2,593 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by xilman Sis hisses as she susses his less sassy sister's sissy tassles. I make that 63 characters, 51 letters and 26 of a single consonant. What does >50% score me? Paul

OMG. Oustanding!

It scores you a diamond and a gold metal!

Keep 'em coming everyone. You don't have to match Paul here, which would be quite a challenge, especially for a consonant.

I'll create a post that has all of the top scores here and I'll arrange it by letter. Obviously j, q, x, & z will be a bit harder than s & t. lol

Gary

 2009-01-01, 05:27 #22 gd_barnes     May 2007 Kansas; USA 22×2,593 Posts Top % use of a single letter in a >= 30-letter English sentence: Overall: Code: letter % use sentence e 53.3 "Eerie eels see eerie green bee's eyes." s 51.0 "Sis hisses as she susses his less sassy sister's sissy tassles." o 45.5 "Good cooks cook good food for good rooks." a 34.4 "Can you can a can as a canner can can a can?" By letter: Code: letter % use sentence a 34.4 "Can you can a can as a canner can can a can?" e 53.3 "Eerie eels see eerie green bee's eyes." o 45.5 "Good cooks cook good food for good rooks." s 51.0 "Sis hisses as she susses his less sassy sister's sissy tassles." We'll show the top 3 for each letter and the top 10 overall. New rule: A submission for a specific letter cannot contain over half of the same words as a prior submission UNLESS it has a higher percentage of use. Otherwise, I could just change "hisses" to "hissed" (and "susses" to "sussed" to make it grammatically correct) in the above submission and have an excellent 2nd place submission for 's'. Gary Last fiddled with by gd_barnes on 2009-01-02 at 13:40 Reason: add more sentences

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