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Old 2013-05-08, 15:13   #35
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Originally Posted by xilman View Post
Nine syllables, afaict, so comparable with "She sells sea shells on the sea shore". It's longer by that measure.

One of my favourites in English, "The sixth sheik's sheep's sick" is only five.
The version I learned is "The sixth sheik's sixth sheep's sick".

One I heard on TV recently, which I rather like: "The spaceship chip shop sells spaceship-shaped chips".

The following two are my own creation: "The new Unununium munitions emit muon emissions" and "Basra Badgers wear basalt badges."
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