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The pig and whistle pub got a new pub sign. But the landlord was not pleased, as the words' spacing was all wrong.

"There's too much space between 'Pig' and 'And', and 'And' and 'Whistle'."

I thangyew.

mark grout (mark grout), Thursday, 27 May 2004 07:34 (10 years ago) Permalink

PLEASE FOR ME TO BE THE FIRST PEDANT IN COUNTING THE OCCURENCES OF 'AND'

Pack Yr Romantic Almanac (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 27 May 2004 07:38 (10 years ago) Permalink

and spelling 'occurrences' correctly

Pack Yr Romantic Almanac (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 27 May 2004 07:38 (10 years ago) Permalink

If he was a Cockney landlord he might comment:

"I can get me 'and between the and and the words around it, there's so much space! It goes Pig and 'and and and and 'and and Whistle!"

MarkH (MarkH), Thursday, 27 May 2004 07:40 (10 years ago) Permalink

The hand and androgynous goat pub got a new pub sign. But the landlord was not pleased, as the words' spacing was all wrong.

"There's too much space between 'Hand' and 'And', and 'And' and 'Androgynous Goat'."

Sevvin. Beat that moite.

Pack Yr Romantic Almanac (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 27 May 2004 07:40 (10 years ago) Permalink

Oh, you did.

Pack Yr Romantic Almanac (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 27 May 2004 07:41 (10 years ago) Permalink

If he was a Cockney landlord he might comment:
"I can get me 'and between the and and the words around it, there's so much space! It goes "'And and 'and and and and 'and and 'Androgynous Goat!"

MarkH (MarkH), Thursday, 27 May 2004 07:43 (10 years ago) Permalink

Hahahar... arr xpost

Trayce (trayce), Thursday, 27 May 2004 07:43 (10 years ago) Permalink

This thread makes me happy.

Pack Yr Romantic Almanac (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 27 May 2004 07:45 (10 years ago) Permalink

Thats 'andy.

Trayce (trayce), Thursday, 27 May 2004 07:46 (10 years ago) Permalink

The Adventures of 'Appy Andy
by Adam, aged 4

erm... cbf writing a story to go with it

Pack Yr Romantic Almanac (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 27 May 2004 07:49 (10 years ago) Permalink

If you accept that buffalo which come from Buffalo, NY are called Buffalo buffalo, and if you accept that there exists a verb, "to buffalo", and you would like to mention that bison from upstate NY which are buffaloed by other bison, frequently buffalo yet further bison, then you would pronounce:

Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo, buffalo Buffalo buffalo.

Sam (chirombo), Thursday, 27 May 2004 07:51 (10 years ago) Permalink

Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo, buffalo Buffalo buffalo. NY.

mark grout (mark grout), Thursday, 27 May 2004 07:57 (10 years ago) Permalink

Uh.. is this gonna be on the finals?

Trayce (trayce), Thursday, 27 May 2004 07:58 (10 years ago) Permalink

Amber (4 at the time)
"Dad, you know a dog that rounds up sheep is a sheepdog?"
"Yeah?"
"and a dog that helps blind people is a guide dog?"
"Mmm Hmm?"
"Well, if there was a dog that rounded up other dogs, would that be a dogdog?" (starts laffing at her own...)
-- mark grout (mark.grou...) (webmail), March 5th, 2004. (link)

mark grout (mark grout), Thursday, 27 May 2004 08:00 (10 years ago) Permalink

that reminds me of when I went to a gig by Rachael Dadd and she'd written a song about her father and introduced it by saying it was about 'Dadd dad'.

MarkH (MarkH), Thursday, 27 May 2004 08:02 (10 years ago) Permalink

A dog that rounded itself up by one place would be a do. One that rounded itself up by two places would be a d.

MarkH (MarkH), Thursday, 27 May 2004 08:04 (10 years ago) Permalink

Pie pie, anyone?

Ricardo (RickyT), Thursday, 27 May 2004 08:07 (10 years ago) Permalink

A dog to two significant digits would be a dog.oo

mark grout (mark grout), Thursday, 27 May 2004 08:08 (10 years ago) Permalink

google search for 'and six times in a row':
The following words are very common and were not included in your search: 'in', 'a'.
The "AND" operator is unnecessary -- we include all search terms by default.

curses...

still:
Wouldn't the sentence "I want to put a hyphen between the words Fish and And and And and Chips in my Fish-And-Chips sign" have been clearer if quotation marks had been placed before Fish, and between Fish and and, and and and And, and And and and, and and and And, and And and and, and and and Chips, as well as after?

koogs (koogs), Thursday, 27 May 2004 08:11 (10 years ago) Permalink

s/Fish/Pig/g
s/Chips/Whistle/g

koogs (koogs), Thursday, 27 May 2004 08:11 (10 years ago) Permalink

s/Fish/Gland/g
s/Chips/Androcles/g

Sam (chirombo), Thursday, 27 May 2004 08:13 (10 years ago) Permalink

0,$s/and/penis/g

Pack Yr Romantic Almanac (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 27 May 2004 08:15 (10 years ago) Permalink

If he was a Cockney lpenislord he might comment:
"I can get me 'penis between the penis penis the words around it, there's so much space! It goes "'penis penis 'penis penis penis penis 'penis penis 'penisrogynous Goat!"

-- MarkH (mark_e_heste...)

Pack Yr Romantic Almanac (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 27 May 2004 08:17 (10 years ago) Permalink

And to cap off a wonderful experience, I just pasted the word penis into my networking assignment in giant letters. If the tutor asks me what '100BaseFX penis Cable' is, I will begin to worry then, not before.

Cockney lpenislord Almanac (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 27 May 2004 08:21 (10 years ago) Permalink

(btw % does the same as 1,$ and is two characters shorter)

koogs (koogs), Thursday, 27 May 2004 08:30 (10 years ago) Permalink

"Dad, you know a dog that rounds up sheep is a sheepdog?"

"and a dog that helps blind people is a guide dog?"

I'm now considering the implications of crossing a sheepdog with a guide dog....

MarkH (MarkH), Thursday, 27 May 2004 08:32 (10 years ago) Permalink

well, if you see a bunch of blind people in a pen...

mark grout (mark grout), Thursday, 27 May 2004 08:35 (10 years ago) Permalink

Or a bunch of blind sheep in a pen.

accentmonkey (accentmonkey), Thursday, 27 May 2004 08:48 (10 years ago) Permalink

If a man rounded up dogs for a living, and was famous for it, would he be DogManStar?

mark grout (mark grout), Thursday, 27 May 2004 09:59 (10 years ago) Permalink

Incompetent Sheep Farmer: "Hmmm, seems I don't need the dog anymore - I just spray this stuff called Round-up and the sheep go in the pen all by themselves".

MarkH (MarkH), Thursday, 27 May 2004 10:04 (10 years ago) Permalink

I fucking love the British sometimes.

jaymc (jaymc), Thursday, 27 May 2004 15:15 (10 years ago) Permalink

best Don Caballero song is called "And And And And And And..."

hstencil (hstencil), Thursday, 27 May 2004 15:17 (10 years ago) Permalink

the associative nature of the or operator is that for logical statements such as 'or' or 'or' or 'or' or 'or' the outcome is the same no matter whether the bracketing arrangements are "('or' or 'or') or ('or' or 'or')" or "'or' or (('or' or 'or') or 'or')" or "('or' or ('or' or 'or')) or 'or'"

ken c (ken c), Thursday, 27 May 2004 16:18 (10 years ago) Permalink

A dog that rounded itself up by one place would be a do. One that rounded itself up by two places would be a d.

Surely a dog that rounded itself up two places would be an e?

VengaDan Perry (Dan Perry), Thursday, 27 May 2004 16:25 (10 years ago) Permalink

I'm still not parsing the Buffalo one properly.

Casuistry (Chris P), Thursday, 27 May 2004 17:05 (10 years ago) Permalink

I think the buffalo one is supposed to be:

Buffalo-buffaloed Buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.

VengaDan Perry (Dan Perry), Thursday, 27 May 2004 17:36 (10 years ago) Permalink

It's all so clear now!

(seriously)

(I love this thread and I don't know why)

Jordan (Jordan), Thursday, 27 May 2004 17:38 (10 years ago) Permalink

But that was only five times in a row.

nabiscothingy, Thursday, 27 May 2004 19:53 (10 years ago) Permalink

But I can read that first post.

nabiscothingy, Thursday, 27 May 2004 19:53 (10 years ago) Permalink

The word "buffalo" has lost all meaning to me now.

David R. (popshots75`), Thursday, 27 May 2004 19:58 (10 years ago) Permalink

Buffallo Buffallo buffalo? OH NO!

VengaDan Perry (Dan Perry), Thursday, 27 May 2004 20:04 (10 years ago) Permalink

hey mark h, this has nothing to do with 'and' but your anecdoe about rachael dadd has amazed me! cos i met her (i think) 8 yrs ago and back then I always thought that one day I would see her name crop up again somehow, and now it has?!

ambrose (ambrose), Friday, 28 May 2004 09:57 (10 years ago) Permalink

"Tim, where James had had 'had', had had 'had had'. 'Had had' had had the teacher's approval"

cis (cis), Friday, 28 May 2004 10:26 (10 years ago) Permalink

one, two, three, four, five, six oh bollocks. one two three...

mark grout (mark grout), Friday, 28 May 2004 12:51 (10 years ago) Permalink

way to get me to choke in the office ilx...

..it's the little things that impress me the most ;)

CarsmileSteve (CarsmileSteve), Friday, 28 May 2004 13:03 (10 years ago) Permalink

mr B. Little is belittled for being a little little, B. Little belittled being belittled for being a little little, "B. Little, be little, belittled" although in actual fact little belittled B. little for being a little little.

ken c (ken c), Friday, 28 May 2004 13:58 (10 years ago) Permalink

i find the phrase "I find Mrs Pretty pretty pretty" pretty pretty.

ken c (ken c), Friday, 28 May 2004 14:00 (10 years ago) Permalink

I FINALLY GOT SAM'S BUFFALO ONE! Okay, I am nerdier than I thought.

VengaDan Perry (Dan Perry), Friday, 28 May 2004 14:09 (10 years ago) Permalink

If Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo in a particular way, you could say:

Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo, Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.

VengaDan Perry (Dan Perry), Friday, 28 May 2004 14:10 (10 years ago) Permalink

God, this was a great thread. Today in class I thought of:

Blue Blu blew blue Bloo blue!
(Sad Blu fellated sad Bloo to a point of blueness!)

and

Cuts cuts cuts.
(A person named cuts reduces the number of cuts in X)

Remy (x Jeremy), Wednesday, 13 October 2004 05:25 (9 years ago) Permalink

Ah. I am just off for a job interview, so I pop in here to wind down, and I see an old thread of mine with old friends, and I go ah.

Ah.

mark grout (mark grout), Wednesday, 13 October 2004 07:36 (9 years ago) Permalink

Mark marks marks

(Mark takes note of some symbols. Rubbish, I know.)

beanz (beanz), Wednesday, 13 October 2004 13:06 (9 years ago) Permalink


stix nix hix pix (headline in VARIETY circa late 30's)

that's a good one.

er...

piscesboy, Wednesday, 13 October 2004 13:35 (9 years ago) Permalink

That was Variety's headline about 1942's "Yankee Doodle Dandy".

Michael White (Hereward), Wednesday, 13 October 2004 14:38 (9 years ago) Permalink

Reminds me of a review of actor (I think) Guido Nadso. It read: "Guido Nadzo was nadzo guido."

beanz (beanz), Wednesday, 13 October 2004 14:50 (9 years ago) Permalink

Mark marks Marks marks

i.e. I take note of the marks that Mark made.

The job int went well, so one day I may well just disappear from here. Let you know if so.

mark grout (mark grout), Wednesday, 13 October 2004 15:10 (9 years ago) Permalink

10 months pass...
Mark marks Mark's Marx marks.

Onimo (GerryNemo), Friday, 9 September 2005 10:55 (9 years ago) Permalink

Marky Mark Marks Mark's Marx marks

ken c (ken c), Friday, 9 September 2005 11:16 (9 years ago) Permalink

oops, marks

ken c (ken c), Friday, 9 September 2005 11:17 (9 years ago) Permalink

I ken ken ken's ken's ken

Onimo (GerryNemo), Friday, 9 September 2005 11:17 (9 years ago) Permalink

oops, one too many apostrophes there.

I ken ken kens ken's ken, ken?

Onimo (GerryNemo), Friday, 9 September 2005 11:22 (9 years ago) Permalink

and six times times times times times times in a row.

not-goodwin (not-goodwin), Friday, 9 September 2005 11:23 (9 years ago) Permalink

Ken ken? I ken ken kens ken's ken, ken?

Raymond Douglas Dadaismus (Dada), Friday, 9 September 2005 11:24 (9 years ago) Permalink

Ken Ken's Ken? I ken Ken's Ken kens ken, ken?

Onimo (GerryNemo), Friday, 9 September 2005 11:47 (9 years ago) Permalink

Ken Ken's Ken? I ken Ken's Ken kens Ken kens, ken?

Onimo (GerryNemo), Friday, 9 September 2005 11:50 (9 years ago) Permalink

Ken, Ken Ken's Ken? I ken Ken's Ken kens Ken kens, ken?

Onimo (GerryNemo), Friday, 9 September 2005 11:51 (9 years ago) Permalink

4 years pass...

Martin Gardner died last weekend, aged 95. He wrote the original "Fish and and, and and and "And"..." sentence, using "and" 21 times in a row. The Language Log thread comments include an expansion of that sentence to "and" 71 times in a row.

First time I came across the Buffalo buffalo was on this thread. Took me a solid 20 minutes. The Cockney with the Hand and Androgynous Goat example is brilliant.

The Amy Misto Family Knife (Plasmon), Wednesday, 26 May 2010 04:27 (4 years ago) Permalink

The Cockney with the Hand and Androgynous Goat example is brilliant.

Mark G, Wednesday, 26 May 2010 08:30 (4 years ago) Permalink

The Language Log thread comments include an expansion of that sentence to "and" 71 times in a row.

Imagine if that person was standing in an echo chamber.

What would it sound like he was saying?

Mark G, Wednesday, 26 May 2010 08:31 (4 years ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

If you like fish, fish fish. Fish fish fish too.

Tilting at Bushmills (onimo), Friday, 22 October 2010 14:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

when you go to hell ilx only has this thread on it

I see what this is (Local Garda), Friday, 22 October 2010 14:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

If you like fish, fish fish. Fish fish fish. Fish fish other things too.

Harrison Buttwhistle (NickB), Friday, 22 October 2010 14:59 (3 years ago) Permalink

If you like to fish fish, fish fish. Fish fish fish. Fish fish other things too.

Tilting at Bushmills (onimo), Friday, 22 October 2010 15:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

I just bashed my elbow. Fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck.

Harrison Buttwhistle (NickB), Friday, 22 October 2010 15:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

who knows how many times I've spent a few minutes trying to parse the buffalo and failing.

Antoine Bugleboy (Merdeyeux), Friday, 22 October 2010 15:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

and by a few I mean many. Many many many many.

Antoine Bugleboy (Merdeyeux), Friday, 22 October 2010 15:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

Think of "Buffalo buffalo buffalo" as "Chicago bash bisons".

Chicago bash bisons bash Chicago bash bisons.
Buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo.

Tilting at Bushmills (onimo), Friday, 22 October 2010 15:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

that's wrong lol

Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo.

Tilting at Bushmills (onimo), Friday, 22 October 2010 15:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

buffalo doesn't even look like a real word now :(

Tilting at Bushmills (onimo), Friday, 22 October 2010 15:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

try this:

Mice cats chase eat cheese. (Mice, that are chased by cats, eat cheese.)

Dogs dogs dog dog dogs. (Dogs, that are dogged by dogs, dog other dogs)

Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo. (Buffalo, that are buffaloed by buffalo, buffalo other buffalo.)

then add the extra Buffalo-NY

Buffalo-NY buffalo, Buffalo-NY buffalo buffalo, buffalo Buffalo-NY buffalo

and so

Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo

i've just gone a bit mental

ledge, Friday, 22 October 2010 15:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

I love that post so much

O'Donnell and the Brain (HI DERE), Friday, 22 October 2010 15:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

YESSSSSSSSSSSS. I am sorry I've had to break two of you to reach this exalted state, I hope it's been worth it for you.

Antoine Bugleboy (Merdeyeux), Friday, 22 October 2010 15:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

if we could change the binomial name of the buffalo from bison bison to buffalo buffalo we could probably construct a sentence that works as a mental weapon of mass destruction.

Antoine Bugleboy (Merdeyeux), Friday, 22 October 2010 15:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

i am slowly recovering. (can't make sense of onimo's, it should be 'chicago bisons chicago bisons bash bash chicago bisons'?)

enough.

xp ha!

ledge, Friday, 22 October 2010 15:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo Buffalo mozarella.

Mark G, Friday, 22 October 2010 15:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

Buffaloed Buffalo buffalo buffaloed Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffaloed Buffalo buffalo

O'Donnell and the Brain (HI DERE), Friday, 22 October 2010 15:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

wait I think that's one too many

O'Donnell and the Brain (HI DERE), Friday, 22 October 2010 15:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

oh no that's right, never mind

O'Donnell and the Brain (HI DERE), Friday, 22 October 2010 15:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

One guy from wet Wet Wet Wet wet wet Wet Wet Wet wet through.

Harrison Buttwhistle (NickB), Friday, 22 October 2010 15:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

Mine is completely different from ledge's despite having the same words :/

A bison from Chicago that has a tendency to bash is a Chicago bash bison. Sometimes they bash each other. Therefore Chicago bash bison bash Chicago bash bison.

Now I can't understand Ledge's, and I did a minute ago.

Tilting at Bushmills (onimo), Friday, 22 October 2010 15:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

There's a river in Namibia called "Fish". Its fish are Fish fish.

If you like Fish fish, fish Fish fish. Fish fish fish Fish fish. Fish fish fish other things too.

Tilting at Bushmills (onimo), Friday, 22 October 2010 15:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

If you like to fish Fish fish, fish Fish fish. Fish fish fish Fish fish. Fish fish fish other things too.

Tilting at Bushmills (onimo), Friday, 22 October 2010 15:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

If you like to fish Fish fish, fish Fish fish. Fish fish fish Fish fish. Phish fish Fish fish. Fish fish fish Phish. Fish fish fish other things too.

O'Donnell and the Brain (HI DERE), Friday, 22 October 2010 15:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

I have tried to work out and explain and expand upon the ands and kens and buffalo in the pub when drunk. It's never gone well. Needless to say, I love this thread.

ailsa, Friday, 22 October 2010 15:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

Did Fish from Marillion own any fish?

Harrison Buttwhistle (NickB), Friday, 22 October 2010 15:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

Fish didn't like to fish.

Mark G, Friday, 22 October 2010 15:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

fish Fish fish fish fish fish fish Fish fish fish Fish fish?

Antoine Bugleboy (Merdeyeux), Friday, 22 October 2010 15:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

(just kidding, although if anyone would like to try parsing it anyway, knock yrself out.)

Antoine Bugleboy (Merdeyeux), Friday, 22 October 2010 15:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

So, the singer Fish from Marillion, who didn't like to fish, decided to fish anyway, but just to prove he had, would take pictures of the fish that he had fished for onto microfiche format (which is spelled mikrofish in Hungarian, or fish for short).

Mark G, Friday, 22 October 2010 16:04 (3 years ago) Permalink


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