Coherent growing sentences for a prize! (in Contests)


QBOddBird 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:

I
do
eat
lots
since
mommas
pancake
disaster.


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!

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] December 13 2006 11:27 AM EST

I
am
now
lost
since
forest
engulfs
bipedals
unguarded.

The Pope [Serenity In Chaos] December 13 2006 11:58 AM EST

I
Am
Her
Only
Newly
Chosen
Untamed
American
Godfather

ChingChang December 13 2006 12:09 PM EST

A
is
why
your
daddy
retyped
carrots
sniveler
comparing
imprisoned
inaugurated
improvements
HaHa ----:-)

deifeln December 13 2006 12:14 PM EST

And ode to a thief

I
do
not
deny
Sarah
leaves
remains
rummaged,
ransacked,
thoroughly
unprotected.

ChingChang December 13 2006 12:17 PM EST

ok messed up correction sorry
A
is
why
your
daddy
drawls
carrots
sniveler
comparing
imprisoned
inaugurated
improvements
--------ok got it that time

QBOddBird 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.

Godpanda December 13 2006 1:31 PM EST

I
do
not
wish
since
hippos
granted
infinite
knowledge
foolishly
haphazardly
irresponsibly

Brakke Bres [Ow man] December 13 2006 1:35 PM EST

I
am
the
most
worse,
grungy,
hideous,
shocking,
repulsive,
depressing,
nightmarish,
intimidating,
reprehensible,
carnageblender

my thoughts on the server :P

Talion December 13 2006 1:38 PM EST

A
no,
not
more
words,
should
signify
revoking
perfectly
meaningful
blasphemous
explanations

noneedforthese December 13 2006 1:59 PM EST

A pi can make funny people shocked, although impotency completely, masterfully, unbelievably, spectacularly, impoverishedly, unsuspectingly, catastrophically, quantificationally constitutionalized 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 ;)

deifeln December 13 2006 2:34 PM EST

1. Set up sentence in first few words
2. Add a million unrelated adjectives
3. Post

:o)

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] December 13 2006 3:00 PM EST

O,
to
ace
this
crisp
autumn
dadaist
painting,
beautiful,
impressive
masterpiece,
heartwarming,
painstakingly,
breathtakingly
uncopyrightable,
incomprehensible,
inconsequentially
institutionalizing
clinicopathological
incomprehensibleness,
overintellectualizing
counterinterpretations.

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 :)

Cheers!

{Wookie}-Jir.Vr- December 13 2006 3:36 PM EST

Wow....

Hyrule Castle December 13 2006 5:35 PM EST

i say either ash wins, or you need to come up with some more rules BBQ :P

AdminNightStrike December 13 2006 5:56 PM EST

I
is
the
most
sassy,
giving,
excited,
annoying,
emotional,
attractive,
sentimental,
enthusiastic,
gentlemanlike,
pronounciation
anagrammatizing
vasoconstrictive,
characterological,
myeloproliferative,
gastroenterological,
paleoanthropological,
disestablishmentarian,
counterrevolutionarian,
microspectrophotometric,
deinstitutionalizationic,
microelectrophoreticarian,
immunoelectrophoreticalian,
reinstitutionalizationistic
antidisestablishmentarianism

A longer sentence given your format is quite impossible.

AdminNightStrike December 13 2006 5:58 PM EST

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"

QBOddBird 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.

TheHatchetman December 13 2006 7:02 PM EST

I
do
not
know
again,
reason
posting
fluently,
sentences
comprehend
exquisitely :-)

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?

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] December 13 2006 10:20 PM EST

Nooooo! Curse you Nightstrike!

Seriously though, good job, this is impressive :)

Hyrule Castle 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...

QBOddBird 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.

Hyrule Castle 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?

TheHatchetman 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...


Thraklight Resonance December 14 2006 12:09 AM EST

I
am
the
fool
since,
having
juggled
hammered,
swallowed
galingales,
maidenhairs,
haircuttings,
wollastonites,
candlesnuffers,
trihalomethanes,
geomophologists,
multibillionaires,
ultraconservatives,
polyribonucleotides,
counterdemonstrators,
electroencephalograms,
counterrevolutionaries,
microspectrophotometers,
dichlorodifluoromethanes,
phosphatidylethanolamines,
anhydrohydroxyprogesterone,
hydroxydesoxycorticosterone,
ethylenediaminetetraacetates,
cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine

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.

AdminNightStrike December 14 2006 1:40 AM EST

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 =)

AdminNightStrike December 14 2006 1:43 AM EST

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.

AdminNightStrike December 14 2006 1:45 AM EST

(This post got cut off)

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 =)

AdminShade 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>

Shooto December 14 2006 9:52 AM EST

You're absolutely lame if you're going to fine Thrak for his story...

Thraklight Resonance December 14 2006 5:21 PM EST

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.

AdminShade 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...

QBOddBird December 15 2006 8:59 AM EST

OBBQ (Bridgeburners) 206.148.180.223 NightStrike (TempGuy) $50000 -- winner! 8:58 AM EST

Definitely an unbeatable sentence. Congratulations!
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