Coherent growing sentences for a prize! (in Contests)
December 13 2006 10:49 AM EST
The original thread may be found here
Rules are the same as follows:
O.K., 50k is up for grabs to whoever can make the longest sentence beginning with a single-letter word and increasing by one letter from word to word. This will form a sort of 'word pyramid'. Sentences must be structurally correct, though they must not necessarily make sense. For example:
On a side note, I'm quite impressed with myself for what I just did.
Begin the contest!
--OBBQ, September 24 2005 3:08 AM EDT
There's one new rule: You may not use any previous entries. You may not submit an entry with greater than 30% of the words used present in any previous posts from the other contest. (common words and usernames excluded)
So let the fun begin!
December 13 2006 12:09 PM EST
December 13 2006 12:14 PM EST
And ode to a thief
December 13 2006 12:17 PM EST
ok messed up correction sorry
--------ok got it that time
December 13 2006 12:53 PM EST
I don't understand yours, Ching Chang. So far deifeln would be winning, due to incoherency in Chang's sentence.
my thoughts on the server :P
December 13 2006 1:38 PM EST
December 13 2006 1:59 PM EST
Let me go throw up now... some of these words aren't recognized by the spell checker, but I believe they are legitimate words according to google ;)
December 13 2006 2:34 PM EST
1. Set up sentence in first few words
2. Add a million unrelated adjectives
Hope it all works, my eyes hurt from counting these letters on a white background :S
Okay...let's just say I got a little help from the net for certain words, although I swear I know what they all mean. (I just don't have a decent enough memory to encompass all these within my head. ) Feel free to disqualify me for that if you want, I still had a lot of fun :)
I tried to make it all retain some sense, and the choice of words after 15 was pretty tough. I also did my best to avoid an unesthetical repetition of words, but I fear it still is a shameless mess of adjectives (though mildly related).
In any case, thank you for this marvelous thread idea, you made a boring afternoon at school a lot less aggravating :)
December 13 2006 5:35 PM EST
i say either ash wins, or you need to come up with some more rules BBQ :P
A longer sentence given your format is quite impossible.
Note: 28 letters is the final word, and there's actually two separate dependent clauses in there, as opposed to one with a long list of adjectives. The first verb is "is", and the second clause is a gerund phrase starting with "anagrammatizing"
December 13 2006 6:33 PM EST
I'm pretty sure that's a winning entry, but we'll give it 24 hours in case some spelling whiz can beat it. =)
I'm definitely impressed, though.
December 13 2006 7:02 PM EST
closest thing to an actual sentence, next to Talion's... :-D
On a further note, doesn't the word 'sentence' lose all meaning if ya say it a few times?
Nooooo! Curse you Nightstrike!
Seriously though, good job, this is impressive :)
December 13 2006 10:25 PM EST
i think NS entry is invalid... as it is not a complete sentence. the verb tense is all wrong.
and i quote "whoever can make the longest sentence"
he goofed up in the first 2 lines... by saying i is...
Rather he should have said i AM...
December 13 2006 10:27 PM EST
You misread it.
'I' is the most sassy....is how it should be read.
Though it does not say anywhere that bad grammar disqualifies an entry, so it would be allowed anyways. If I made that a rule, nobody would win.
December 13 2006 10:51 PM EST
well technically you can have as many adjectives, or adverbs as you want, so long as after the adj, or adv, the N/P or Verb follows.
However having a bad verb tense is not grammatically correct.
I'm sure bast can back me up on this. Right bast?
December 13 2006 11:34 PM EST
Clarification (I think) of NS's post:
Of all the letters that manage to sneak into big words, 'I' is the most sassy, giving: (then listing those words that have the letter 'i' in them.)
Technically, a sentance... Pointless as it may be...
There are times when it pays to have struggled with too much organic chemistry, too much physical chemistry, too much information from medical textbooks, too much plant science, too much study of geology and all of its subsets, and more book learning than half a dozen students who are chained to the college campus for life and never, ever, ever going to be forced to graduate. I suspect that had I actually swallowed everything on that list, I would have suffered the onset of maladies as diverse as being changed into Mushu or being changed into OBBQ. There are rumors that this is how sutekh got his start in life, but we are unable to confirm or deny those rumors at this time (we have to wait for him to wake up and see this post since he doesn't come into chat anymore ... we all miss sutekh). The rumor that Bast may have missed at least two of these words in a spelling bee competition is also unconfirmed, but the judges are checking to see if she plans to lobby to have all of these words included in the next johnnywas love ballad. Dutch translations of each word on this list will be provided by bartjan and shade at the end of the contest, and we are bringing back several banned script kiddies to program frodbot to randomly throw out one of these words in new players.
My entry should be read as "The letter 'i' is the most sassy, giving (as an adjective), excited, annoying, emotional, attractive, sentimental, enthusiastic, gentlemanlike, pronounciation (here we have the direct object, finally, of "pronounciation", followed by the second dependent clause:) anagrammatizing (I could diagram it if you want =)
thrak, your sentence is incorrect, as you are missing an actor prior to "swallowed".
I am the fool since, [dependent phrase], swallowed ....
There's no noun that can do the swallowing. Further, there's no final conjunction at the end of your list. That makes your entry, unfortunately, not a sentence.
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My entry should be read as "The letter 'i' is the most sassy, giving (as an adjective), excited, annoying, emotional, attractive, sentimental, enthusiastic, gentlemanlike, pronounciation (here we have the direct object, finally, of "pronounciation", followed by the second dependent clause:) anagrammatizing (here we have the gerund) vasoconstrictive, characterological, myeloproliferative, gastroenterological, ... reinstitutionalizationistic (more adjectives) antidisestablishmentarianism (and the final object of the gerund phrase).
I could diagram it if you want =)
December 14 2006 2:37 AM EST
Some people here will receive a fine for padding their posts with too many other words 'because their words weren't recognized by the spell checker'.
These people should have used HTML input and <nospellcheck>text</nospellcheck>
December 14 2006 9:52 AM EST
You're absolutely lame if you're going to fine Thrak for his story...
I'm aware that the list isn't a coherent sentence (the front could have been reworked, but there is no way to get a conjunction in near the end of the list) . I just wanted to have something to set up my story at the end and also eliminate the only 29 letter word that I know from any future competitions.
December 15 2006 7:32 AM EST
Who said I would be fining thrak? Only thing I said what that people should use the <nospellcheck> command to prevent them from writing extra rubbish...
December 15 2006 8:59 AM EST
OBBQ (Bridgeburners) 188.8.131.52 NightStrike (TempGuy) $50000 -- winner! 8:58 AM EST
Definitely an unbeatable sentence. Congratulations!
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