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One for the English scholars

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One for the English scholars

Can you make up a sentence using only two letter words?
The longest I've seen is 26 words: If it is to be so, so is it to be -as it is to be so-as to do it as it is to do
I admit I found this one on the web, and its a couple of years old.
Ok its a sentence, just, can you do better?
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
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Re: One for the English scholars

Actually, reading the sample it could be 27: If it is to be so, so is it to be -as if it is to be so-as to do it as it is to do
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
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Re: One for the English scholars

Another good one to try is how many times you can repeat a word (in a row) and it still make sense.
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Re: One for the English scholars

Yes! I've seen that somewhere, but can't remember what it was offhand. vaguely recall it might have been "how" carefully punctuated about eight times. But could easily be wrong.
PS. the shortest two letter sentence is: No!
I think.
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
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Re: One for the English scholars

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Another good one to try is how many times you can repeat a word (in a row) and it still make sense.

You mean something like this?
Found on the web: Ann while Bob had had had had had had had had had had had a better effect on the teacher
It need some punctuation to make it comprehensible.

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Re: One for the English scholars

mav, that's suffered in the translation.  it used to be:
john, where james had had "had," had had "had had;" "had had" had had the examiner's approval.
the new version must be american.  they translated the new testament and rendered it incomprehensible.
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Re: One for the English scholars

I remember something like this, but with the word 'that':
I saw that that, that that that that that jack saw was so.
Still seems to stop at 7 though, and to be honest my head is now spinning.
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Re: One for the English scholars

The first one of these I came across was only a paltry five but it doesn't take a lot of reading to understand it:
The landlord of the Dog and Duck was having a new sign made. When it came back he wasn't happy with the sign and contacted the signmaker saying:
The spacing isn't the same between Dog and 'and' and 'and' and Duck
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