You have to start somewhere

at sometime:

We began more than 6 years ago

on Feb. 9, 2013


So here’s Post #002¹.



[By Admin on February 9th, 2013 at 1:01 am Edit] Posted In: Curiosities, LANGUAGE]

   Jones where Smith had had had had had had had had had had had the writing teacher’s approval.


Okay, here’s the deal. Without changing the word order, or adding any words, can you add only proper punctuation (and capitalization if needed) to make this into two meaningful sentences (or just one, if you choose to use a semicolon instead of a second period)?


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   (Here’s the solution.)

   Jones, where Smith had had “had,” had had “had had”; “had had” had had the writing teacher’s approval.

   [In other words, give the “A” to Jones for being correct in this (unexplained) instance. A period could correctly replace the semicolon making this two sentences. The first “had” after it then would have to be capitalized.] If you’re sharing this, remember that there are eleven “had’s” in a row. Jones is, of course, a grammar nerd. If he’s wise, however, he’ll let his grammar brilliance hide in the background of the interesting and delightful things he will write…


   [We’ll say more about our 900 original posts, presented at 3 per week–without missing a deadline–in a future post.] 


 ¹ Post #001 was merely a baseline notation to start things off.