LNHY: Ten Word Masterpiece Theater #16
thad at eyrie.org
Thu Dec 28 01:29:37 PST 2006
On Thu, 28 Dec 2006, Martin Phipps wrote:
> Tom Russell wrote:
>> Martin Phipps wrote:
>>> Is a contraction (can't) one word or two?
> I've always counted it as two which is why I get pissed off at the Bon
> Jovi song that goes "I'll be there for you. These five words I say to
> you. If you breathe I want to be the air for you." If a contraction
> is two words then I count six words in "I'll be there for you". It's
I used Microsoft to count for Drabble Girl. ;)
I also recall Weird Al's song "This song's just six words long," although
it sure sounds like he's singing "This song is just six words long" which,
of course, isn't.
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