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tvellalott
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9/15/2010 7:08:59 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
James while John had had had had had had had had had had had a better effect on the teacher.
First person to add punctuation to this sentence and make it mean something wins kudos.
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9/15/2010 7:10:43 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Also, Google is cheating!
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9/15/2010 7:11:29 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/15/2010 7:10:43 PM, tvellalott wrote:
Also, Google is cheating!

Is Wikipedia cheating?
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9/15/2010 7:16:59 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/15/2010 7:11:29 PM, LaissezFaire wrote:
At 9/15/2010 7:10:43 PM, tvellalott wrote:
Also, Google is cheating!

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9/15/2010 8:15:08 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/15/2010 7:08:59 PM, tvellalott wrote:
James while John had had had had had had had had had had had a better effect on the teacher.
First person to add punctuation to this sentence and make it mean something wins kudos.

It's already grammatically correct.
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9/15/2010 8:20:23 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
James, while John, had had had had had had had had had had had a better effect on the teacher.

It means that while James was John (while they were the same person-- implying they no longer are), there was a point in the past at which there was a point prior at which there was a point prior at which there was a point prior at which there was a point prior at which there was a point prior at which there was a point prior at which there was a point prior at which there was a point prior at which this James who was John had a better effect on the teacher.

It's still inevitably incomplete, punctuation can't change that (because: Better effect than what?)
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9/15/2010 8:21:37 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 9/15/2010 8:15:08 PM, xxdarkxx wrote:
At 9/15/2010 7:08:59 PM, tvellalott wrote:
James while John had had had had had had had had had had had a better effect on the teacher.
First person to add punctuation to this sentence and make it mean something wins kudos.

It's already grammatically correct.

Perhaps, but you didn't add punctuation. He said first person to add punctuation, and make it mean something, not first person to leave it alone and leave it meaning what it means without punctuation.
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9/15/2010 8:44:21 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
This reminds me of my favorite sentence:

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