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I hope u havent been googling NB i will be very dissapointed and i think as the preident of the nattybooshka club u will have to serve a mini punishment!!! forefit if u will :laughing:

I have indeed googled this question to see if what I remembered was right... But I have also not submitted an answer to the question... And I wont! Not even confirmed that I'm right yet!

 

So you can rest assured that there will be no forfeit Madame President.

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I hope u havent been googling NB i will be very dissapointed and i think as the preident of the nattybooshka club u will have to serve a mini punishment!!! forefit if u will :laughing:

I have indeed googled this question to see if what I remembered was right... But I have also not submitted an answer to the question... And I wont! Not even confirmed that I'm right yet!

 

So you can rest assured that there will be no forfeit Madame President.

 

If you aren't playing this round NB i'll happily tell you the answer I have if you contact me by email.

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I hope u havent been googling NB i will be very dissapointed and i think as the preident of the nattybooshka club u will have to serve a mini punishment!!! forefit if u will :laughing:

I have indeed googled this question to see if what I remembered was right... But I have also not submitted an answer to the question... And I wont! Not even confirmed that I'm right yet!

 

So you can rest assured that there will be no forfeit Madame President.

 

If you aren't playing this round NB i'll happily tell you the answer I have if you contact me by email.

Yeah... Great question... And maybe I was close, or maybe miles away... Email sent!

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Answer for sale :D

 

lol

The longest sentence with only one word (where a 'word' is defined as a sequence of letters disregarding semantics and capitalization) in the American language concerns buffalo (the animals) of Buffalo (the city) who buffalo (i.e. bully) other buffalo of Buffalo, who are themselves buffaloed by yet more buffalo of Buffalo. This gives us the sentence, "Buffalo buffalo, Buffalo buffalo buffalo, buffalo Buffalo buffalo."

 

Note the parenthetical brace of commas - the sentence would be two characters shorter (and a couple of technical writers' forums a few threads fewer) without them. Unfortunately, 'buffalo' doesn't mean 'to bully' in English (it only means that in American) and so that's not the correct answer!

 

The longest similar sentence in (olde) English - but at least from the correct side of the pond - probably concerns the area around two of my caches ('Thanckes for the memories' and 'Thanckes Again'). For info, "Thanckes thanckes" are the oil storage containers at the RN fuel depot at (50.3829, -4.2064). So we might consider some thanckes (pronounced 'tanks' and meaning large storage containers) of Thanckes (the area around my caches) thanckes (i.e. expresses gratitude) to other thanckes of Thanckes, who themselves give thanckes to yet more thanckes of Thanckes. Although that scenario is an anthropomorphism, and so semantically incorrect, it still gives the syntactically correct (and longer than the American bovine-based equivalent), "Thanckes thanckes, Thanckes thanckes thanckes, thanckes Thanckes thanckes!"

 

Unfortunately, I don't know of a single word that can be semantically a noun, proper noun, and a verb in current English and so can't answer your question!

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Answer for sale :D

 

lol

The longest sentence with only one word (where a 'word' is defined as a sequence of letters disregarding semantics and capitalization) in the American language concerns buffalo (the animals) of Buffalo (the city) who buffalo (i.e. bully) other buffalo of Buffalo, who are themselves buffaloed by yet more buffalo of Buffalo. This gives us the sentence, "Buffalo buffalo, Buffalo buffalo buffalo, buffalo Buffalo buffalo."

 

Note the parenthetical brace of commas - the sentence would be two characters shorter (and a couple of technical writers' forums a few threads fewer) without them. Unfortunately, 'buffalo' doesn't mean 'to bully' in English (it only means that in American) and so that's not the correct answer!

 

The longest similar sentence in (olde) English - but at least from the correct side of the pond - probably concerns the area around two of my caches ('Thanckes for the memories' and 'Thanckes Again'). For info, "Thanckes thanckes" are the oil storage containers at the RN fuel depot at (50.3829, -4.2064). So we might consider some thanckes (pronounced 'tanks' and meaning large storage containers) of Thanckes (the area around my caches) thanckes (i.e. expresses gratitude) to other thanckes of Thanckes, who themselves give thanckes to yet more thanckes of Thanckes. Although that scenario is an anthropomorphism, and so semantically incorrect, it still gives the syntactically correct (and longer than the American bovine-based equivalent), "Thanckes thanckes, Thanckes thanckes thanckes, thanckes Thanckes thanckes!"

 

I've no idea of a single word that can be semantically a noun, proper noun, or a verb in current English and so can't answer your question!

 

Nevertheless your answer is correct. There is no such language as American. However the differences between the language spoken in the UK and the one in the US have lead people to use the term American English to identify the language spoken in the US.

 

However as you correctly state this is found on the UK message board and should make sense in UK english well there is another word that makes a sentence in UK english with as many words.

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Answer for sale :D

 

lol

The longest sentence with only one word (where a 'word' is defined as a sequence of letters disregarding semantics and capitalization) in the American language concerns buffalo (the animals) of Buffalo (the city) who buffalo (i.e. bully) other buffalo of Buffalo, who are themselves buffaloed by yet more buffalo of Buffalo. This gives us the sentence, "Buffalo buffalo, Buffalo buffalo buffalo, buffalo Buffalo buffalo."

 

Note the parenthetical brace of commas - the sentence would be two characters shorter (and a couple of technical writers' forums a few threads fewer) without them. Unfortunately, 'buffalo' doesn't mean 'to bully' in English (it only means that in American) and so that's not the correct answer!

 

The longest similar sentence in (olde) English - but at least from the correct side of the pond - probably concerns the area around two of my caches ('Thanckes for the memories' and 'Thanckes Again'). For info, "Thanckes thanckes" are the oil storage containers at the RN fuel depot at (50.3829, -4.2064). So we might consider some thanckes (pronounced 'tanks' and meaning large storage containers) of Thanckes (the area around my caches) thanckes (i.e. expresses gratitude) to other thanckes of Thanckes, who themselves give thanckes to yet more thanckes of Thanckes. Although that scenario is an anthropomorphism, and so semantically incorrect, it still gives the syntactically correct (and longer than the American bovine-based equivalent), "Thanckes thanckes, Thanckes thanckes thanckes, thanckes Thanckes thanckes!"

 

I've no idea of a single word that can be semantically a noun, proper noun, or a verb in current English and so can't answer your question!

 

Nevertheless your answer is correct. There is no such language as American. However the differences between the language spoken in the UK and the one in the US have lead people to use the term American English to identify the language spoken in the US.

 

However as you correctly state this is found on the UK message board and should make sense in UK english well there is another word that makes a sentence in UK english with as many words.

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Police?

 

Ding.

 

Sorry Pajaholic I think you talked yourself out of that one.

 

Wasn't sure it'd work 8 times... But longest word I could think of that worked 3 times!

 

Question: Bat For Lashes is a solo performer, who's real name I won't mention. Her cousin is considered by many to be the best in the world ever at his sport... Name the cousin.

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Police?

 

Ding.

 

Sorry Pajaholic I think you talked yourself out of that one.

 

Wasn't sure it'd work 8 times... But longest word I could think of that worked 3 times!

 

Question: Bat For Lashes is a solo performer, who's real name I won't mention. Her cousin is considered by many to be the best in the world ever at his sport... Name the uncle.

 

I'll take a stab at Tiger Woods

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Police?

 

Ding.

 

Sorry Pajaholic I think you talked yourself out of that one.

 

Wasn't sure it'd work 8 times... But longest word I could think of that worked 3 times!

 

Question: Bat For Lashes is a solo performer, who's real name I won't mention. Her cousin is considered by many to be the best in the world ever at his sport... Name the uncle.

 

I'll take a stab at Tiger Woods

So would his (ex?) wife... But nope! (that's golf out then!)

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Sorry!

 

Saw error in question... Tried to edit... Hit reply instead... Then deleted corrected one! It's getting late!

 

Here it is properly!

 

Question: Bat For Lashes is a solo performer, who's real name I won't mention. Her cousin is considered by many to be the best in the world ever at his sport... Name the cousin.

 

(golfers now ruled out)

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what was the question again hehehehe

Ok.

 

Bat for Lashes is a solo artist, her cousin was considered the best in the world ever in his sport... Who is he?

 

As it's gone on a while, pub quizzers should know him by his record... Most consecutive victories in any sport. (obviously this rules out anyone from Great Britain)

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what was the question again hehehehe

Ok.

 

Bat for Lashes is a solo artist, her cousin was considered the best in the world ever in his sport... Who is he?

 

As it's gone on a while, pub quizzers should know him by his record... Most consecutive victories in any sport. (obviously this rules out anyone from Great Britain)

 

no idea who bat for lashes is, but I recall Jehengar (spelling?) Khan went undefeated playing squash for years

Pete

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what was the question again hehehehe

Ok.

 

Bat for Lashes is a solo artist, her cousin was considered the best in the world ever in his sport... Who is he?

 

As it's gone on a while, pub quizzers should know him by his record... Most consecutive victories in any sport. (obviously this rules out anyone from Great Britain)

 

no idea who bat for lashes is, but I recall Jehengar (spelling?) Khan went undefeated playing squash for years

Pete

Ding dong!

 

Jahengir Kahn, cousin of Natasha "bat for lashes" khan... Went 555 matches with all victories from the age of 17 unbeaten... Over 5 years. During this time he won a major tournament without losing a single point.

 

His record is under threat... Number 2 on the list is a female wheelchair tennis player who is now past 350 wins in a row.

 

The only people who compete for the title are the Harlem globetrotters.... Who've been unbeaten for decades. They have however drawn matches in regulation time, going on to win in overtime. For records purposes these are counted as draws, so the unbeaten streak goes on, but the winning one stops.

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what was the question again hehehehe

Ok.

 

Bat for Lashes is a solo artist, her cousin was considered the best in the world ever in his sport... Who is he?

 

As it's gone on a while, pub quizzers should know him by his record... Most consecutive victories in any sport. (obviously this rules out anyone from Great Britain)

 

no idea who bat for lashes is, but I recall Jehengar (spelling?) Khan went undefeated playing squash for years

Pete

Ding dong!

 

Jahengir Kahn, cousin of Natasha "bat for lashes" khan... Went 555 matches with all victories from the age of 17 unbeaten... Over 5 years. During this time he won a major tournament without losing a single point.

 

His record is under threat... Number 2 on the list is a female wheelchair tennis player who is now past 350 wins in a row.

 

The only people who compete for the title are the Harlem globetrotters.... Who've been unbeaten for decades. They have however drawn matches in regulation time, going on to win in overtime. For records purposes these are counted as draws, so the unbeaten streak goes on, but the winning one stops.

 

OK: changing the subject completely to something topical that caught my eye....

 

In some quarters 28th June just gone was referred as 'Tau Day': To what does 'Tau' refer?

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In some quarters 28th June just gone was referred as 'Tau Day': To what does 'Tau' refer?

The only thing I can think of is the maths constant. I read something about this last week but IIRC 'Tau Day' is today (the 29th) not yesterday.

 

According to some wrong it's illogical to define stuff about circles according to pi, the ratio of circumference to diameter when everything else to do with the geometry of a circle is expressed in terms of its radius. Tau in this sense is the ratio of circumference to radius and is thus equal to 2 x pi. Using tau, one revolution = tau radians whereas the same angle is 2 x pi and this, according to proponents of tau, can make geometry and trigonometry a little simpler.

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