LNHY: Ten Word Masterpiece Theater #16

Jamas Enright 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?
>> One.
> 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.

Jamas Enright
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