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How many words, make sense ?

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How many words, make sense ?

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If there was a shred of doubt the world is totally insane, this will remove it.

Pythagoras' Theorem: ..........................24 words.
Lord's Prayer: ........................................... 66 words.
Archimedes' Principle: .................................67 words.
Ten Commandments: ......................................179 words.
Gettysburg Address: ...............................................286 words.
US Declaration of Independence : ..................................1,300 words.
US Constitution with all 27 Amendments: ...............................7,818 words.
EU Regulations on the Sale of CABBAGES: .........................................26,911 words
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Would you like to exapnd on that comment  ?  Cheesy
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Re: How many words, make sense ?

Maybe somewhere there is a lowly EU official living a millionaire lifestyle.....
Because they get paid per word.
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Would you like to exapnd on that comment 

Nope.  Grin
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Re: How many words, make sense ?

http://www.snopes.com/language/document/cabbage.asp
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The wordy cabbage memo is often held up as a telling illustration of needless verbosity and prime example of the sort of pointless government Cabbage spending everyone is in favor of seeing cut from the bone. It's a shame such an archetype is naught but pure invention, yet it appears it was never anything other than the product of someone's fertile imagination.
Versions of the showcased list have been around for at least a half a century, with earlier ones decrying a memo by the government of France specifying the price of duck eggs, a British one referring to "shell eggs," and an American one (from 1953) about fresh fruits. While not all accounts agree on the precise number of words used in the various religious and patriotic texts pointed to as effective models of brevity, the 26,911 words expended in the cabbage tome eerily remains almost constant.
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Patched in the 80's Tongue Roll eyes
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Quilted
Does it mean keep your gluteus maximus clean
Or
Keep you warm at night
Or your Kitchen surfaces dry
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Re: How many words, make sense ?

UK Trading Standards rules implementing the EU Regulations on the Sale of Cabbages - 750,000
Revision to the UK Trading Standards rules implementing the EU Regulations on the Sale of Cabbages - 1million
Angry Why have a turd on your plate when you can have a gold plated turd on your plate?