Saturday, April 04, 2009

Puzzler answer

For any of you who missed Shannon's excellent (and correct) comment yesterday, here is the answer to the grammar puzzle from yesterday:

John, where Jim had had "had," had had "Had had;" "had had" had had the teacher's approval.

Now there's a language for you: 11 hads in a row, and it still works!


Cindy Marsch said...

So what's Shannon's prize? I think she deserves one of those quilts you were working on! Whew! I played with that thing a few times yesterday and just got frustrated. Quotation marks make all the difference! I DID get the part about something that "had had the teacher's approval." :-)

I like Sudoku, played on a wooden board with colored wooden balls. And Literati on Yahoo Games.

Shannon said...

WOO-HOO!!! :)

Mesa Mike said...

Now figure out which of the following need to be capitalized in order to make this a proper sentence:

buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo.

It actually needs no other punctuation.

MagistraCarminum said...

Mesa Mike: no matter what you capitalize, how can this be a proper sentence without a verb?

Mesa Mike said...

The verb is 'buffalo' :-)

A little googling should reveal the answer.

Patchwork Quilt said...

I'm afraid the answer still doesn't make sense to me ... it seems like there are too many "hads" :/