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Rob
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MED: Punctuation  
« on: Jul 25th, 2002, 5:10pm »
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Add punctuation to the following phrase to make something gramatically and logically coherent:
 
is is not not not is not is is is is not is not is it not
 
 
'is' is not 'not'. 'Not' is not 'is'. 'Is' is 'is'; 'Not' is 'not'. is it not?
 
Best I could come up with, lemme know.
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Re: MED: Punctuation  
« Reply #1 on: Jul 28th, 2002, 6:22pm »
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i like my solution here
"is is not not not is not is is is" is not "is not", is it not?
 
maximal cheating Smiley (well i havent found anything with more cheating)
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Brett Danaher
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Re: MED: Punctuation  
« Reply #2 on: Jul 31st, 2002, 6:37am »
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Here's an interesting alternative...  Mine is a bit more Shakespearean, is it not?  Ha - not it is.  Anyway, here's my solution.
 
 
is ‘is not’ not ‘not is’? 'not is' is. ‘is’ is not ‘is not’, is it not?
 
Actually, the last question there might be a little funny, since usually when you ask "is it not?" you are trying to confirm a positive statement, not a negative one.  But it basically works.
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« Reply #3 on: Aug 9th, 2002, 5:02am »
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I kinda took the same route as brett so mine doesn't make as much sense as Rob's, but here it is:
 
Is "is not" not "not is?" "Not is" is "is"; "is not" is "not," is it not?
 
I cheated in that everything in quotes I pretended to be a noun of some sort, which could be reworded like,  
 
Is Brad not Steve? Steve is short; Brad is tall, is [he] not?
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Re: MED: Punctuation  
« Reply #4 on: Aug 13th, 2002, 9:48pm »
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Is is not not. Not is not is. Is is is. Not is not. Is it not?
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Re: MED: Punctuation  
« Reply #5 on: Aug 13th, 2002, 9:50pm »
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or to be more gramatically annoying.  
 
"Is" is not "not." "Not" is not "is." "Is" is "is." "Not" is "not." Is it not?
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Maximal cheating  
« Reply #6 on: Aug 23rd, 2002, 9:33am »
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on Jul 28th, 2002, 6:22pm, Gareth Pearce wrote:
i like my solution here
"is is not not not is not is is is" is not "is not", is it not?
 
maximal cheating Smiley (well i havent found anything with more cheating)

Maximal cheating would be this:
"is is not not not is not is is is" is not "is not is it not"
 
 Smiley
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Robert Grimsley
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Re: MED: Punctuation  
« Reply #7 on: Aug 30th, 2002, 1:14pm »
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Similar question:
 
Punctuate the following:
 
it's over over over over over over over over over over
 
Answer below (scroll down)
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It's a conversation between 2 people on a walkie-talkie or similar device where the protocol is to end each message with the word 'over'.  2 people who had been dating are breaking up.  One party can't believe it, and asks for 2 confirmations:
 
Girl:  "It's over.  Over."
Guy: "Over?  Over."
Girl: "Over! Over."
Guy: "Over??  Over."
Girl: "Over!! Over."
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Re: MED: Punctuation  
« Reply #8 on: Aug 30th, 2002, 5:19pm »
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Something similar to above.
is is not not not is not is is is is not is not is it not
 
Is is.  Not, not, not is not.  Is, is, is, is not.  Is it not?
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