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Postby poohcarrot » Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:33 am

poohcarrot wrote:Punctuate

John Where Jane Had Had Had Had Had Had Had Was The Correct Answer

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Postby bikkit » Sat Jan 02, 2010 1:05 pm

Even more:

John, where jane had had 'had' had had 'had had' . 'Had had' had had the better mark

also:

put a bigger gap between john and and and and and sons
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Postby poohcarrot » Sat Jan 02, 2010 1:22 pm

bikkit wrote:Even more:

John, where jane had had 'had' had had 'had had' . 'Had had' had had the better mark


No it doesn't, because I don't think you can use three "far past" past perfects without reference to a "near past" point of time. The last had had would surely have had to be a had. Yours is still better than mine though Bikkit, but I make it 10 "hads" not 11. :lol:

(what do you mean by a bigger gap? Do you mean "John Andand and Andand Sons"?)
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Postby bikkit » Sat Jan 02, 2010 3:06 pm

no tht was just the scentece. it's one of those punctuate thingys
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Postby swreader » Sat Jan 02, 2010 3:09 pm

poohcarrot wrote:That is "is". That is not "is not". Is that it? It is.

swreader wrote:Puncutuate:

That Is Is That Is Not Is Not Is That It It Is



Sorry, Pooh. That isn't the answer.

Correctly puncuated, it makes gramatical and logical sense--which your use of quotation marks dosen't. (Hint-- there are quotation marks, but not where you've placed them.)
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Postby poohcarrot » Sat Jan 02, 2010 3:17 pm

SW you say to me "I have a question. What does that say over there? My eyes are bad. Does it say "is" or "is not"?"

I say, "That is "is". That is not "is not". Is that it?"

You say, "It is."

Why doesn't that make logic sense? :lol:
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Postby Quark » Sat Jan 02, 2010 3:17 pm

I don't care whether it's grammatical or not. I wouldn't be seen dead writing like that :lol: .
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Postby swreader » Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:42 pm

Pooh, this was in Charley (the movie version of Flowers for Algernon) He constructed it while he was in the genius stage and totally stumped his teacher (and me).

I think you'll agree that this is a somewhat better punctuation that doesn't need a bizarre situation (any one who can see well enough to read can tell the difference between "is" and "is not" - if they can read the words at all.) That's my quarrel with the "logic" of your punctatioin.

The correct answer, which is rather elegant I think, is:

That is, is. That is not, is not. "Is that it?" "It is."
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Postby poohcarrot » Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:12 am

Fair enough. :P

Punctuate this one (which I'm sure you all know).
Men and women tend to punctuate this differently.

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Postby Ponder Stibbons » Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:31 am

poohcarrot wrote:Men and women tend to punctuate this differently.


:lol: I wonder why
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Postby mystmoon » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:22 pm

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Postby poohcarrot » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:57 pm

Woman without her man, is nothing.

See? :D
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Postby Batty » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:45 pm

Woman. Without her, Man is nothing.
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Postby Danny B » Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:32 am

Woman without! Herman is nothing...

I like the gender neutral position of my version. I rather like the note of danger the exclamation mark lends it, as well. Not to mention the slur against poor Herman. ;)
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Postby Ponder Stibbons » Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:10 am

Don't answer this if you've read Brisingr/Eldest!

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