Oct 17, 2013

Where is the “A”? Time for another game :)

I have been facing some problem with my “A” key. I at least have to press this key twice to get the word right. If you haven’t noticed, I have been trying to use quite few As’ in my posts. It is too much trouble to right click & correct it otherwise.

In previous few weeks I have become bit of an expert in finding words which do not need A.

So here is a little game. Write a single sentence of fifteen words or more without using the word A.

Put your sentence in comment box, the longest entry will win the button to show off.

Just in case you did not notice, the line above this was an example. :P (I am searching for a creative person who can make a nice button for the winner.)


Let’s have some fun friends. Wackier the better. Just make sure it makes sense. You can have multiple attempts too, just for fun.


Update - Corinne Rodrigues has kindly agreed to be the judge for your grammatical errors if any. 

61 comments:

  1. Ha ha...what a neat idea!
    Let's see how I do with this one - seems kind of tough when you first consider it, then not so, when you try! ;)

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  2. this is quite interesting ... life looks ugly without such fun ...you must be feeling so curious to know how we perform on this quiz...i first thought i will not be successful but eventually i think i did quite well...

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    1. Sorry Shiva. There was a condition, it had to be a single sentence. I'll take your last sentence to be longest one.

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    2. ha ha ...right :) actuallu I did it for the fun of it... forgot the nuances ... but good fun

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  3. This post is good enough for me to try something new like typing out one full sentence without using the first letter of the English script, is it not?

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  4. "Let me tell you, to think constructing one sentence which is supposed to be minimum fifteen words in length, plus one which should be without the first letter of the English writing system, would look like the most extremely difficult exercise one could conceive for one's intellect, is true to some extent, though the extent itself is determined by the ingenuity of building such ridiculously long sentences which on second look no sentient being would find interesting or purposeful."

    Phew.. I am done.. enough writing for the day.. :D

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    1. My god! Is it a sentence or a whole paragraph? I will now have to look for some English experts to tell me if it is grammatically correct too.

      But great. Hats off.

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    2. Thanks.. :P actually there is an additional comma in that.. which should've been removed.. :D

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  6. made a mistake with 'forward'. sorry.

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    1. I would love it if you try once more.

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  7. Oh My God! This is excellent.
    Let me try this, hope the grey cells work something which is nice, cool, ingenious, slick, unique, intense, meritorious plus demiurgic too. :)

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  8. I Never thought dropping something which i memorized first thing in the beginning could get me the eligibility to win itself!!!

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  9. Typing in one complete correct sentence without even thinking of using the most commonly used letter in English seems quite tough but when you try doing it , it doesn't seem to be onerous or I guess this exercise is why we feel this to be one extremely difficult impossible thing to perform but trust me it is pretty simple when you figure out the synonym to every single word you wish to use which most likely will help you write one long ridiculously funny sentence which then observed once published seems like childish but then you know it "You did it" which does bring in some joy which we owe to the wonderful person who decided to write this interesting post for us.

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    1. Hey Sugandha , I am not sure whether the above sentence accounts for one grammatically correct sentence but I must say , I enjoyed participating& 've tried my level best to win this thing! :) :p :D
      Excellent idea....great post!:)

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    2. I have found judge for grammar. Lets see what she has to see.

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    3. Impressive! :D Though factually, 'e' is the most commonly used letter.. ;)

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    4. Thanks Vaisakh :)
      Like I said we found "A" as pretty important 'coz of this exercise :)

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  10. There is she,my love with bright & lovely smile reflecting on her shining eyes but do you know why the smile is for,it is for the Costly Gem I gifted her,though I won't introduce the Gem,it is for you Guys to guess the Gem but someone truly opined them to be Girls best friend forever

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    1. Whom else can I expect to right something out of context. Thanks for dropping by and giving a new direction

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  11. English is a phunny language and we are supposed to have fun with the phunny grammar, including the odd punctuation marks and the irritating prepositions which are never in position....I am out of breath hehehe

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  12. interesting...Is there any prize for shortest one :-)

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    1. I can try to make a button for the ones who failed...

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  14. If someone tells you to pick one number from one to eighty two, you can choose one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty, twenty one, twenty two, twenty three, twenty four, twenty five, twenty six, twenty seven, twenty eight, twenty nine, thirty, thirty one, thirty two, thirty three, thirty four, thirty five, thirty six, thirty seven, thirty eight, thirty nine, forty, forty one, forty two, forty three, forty four, forty five, forty six, forty seven, forty eight, forty nine, fifty, fifty one, fifty two, fifty three, fifty four, fifty five, fifty six, fifty seven, fifty eight, fifty nine, sixty, sixty one, sixty two, sixty three, sixty four, sixty five, sixty six, sixty seven, sixty eight, sixty nine, seventy, seventy one, seventy two, seventy three, seventy four, seventy five, seventy six, seventy seven, seventy eight, seventy nine, eighty, eighty one, or eighty two!!

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    1. Meena, actually I was waiting for this one...I was wondering how come no one used numbers when it is know that the the first number to have a is thousand.

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    2. I am curious to know the significance of eighty two here.. :P

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  15. Life goes on without the letter which begins the string of letters just like it never ever existed, not being missed even once while typing out this sentence, induces one to think we need to look into life from other corners.

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    1. Beautiful...you have not only played the game, but also bought a wonderful message for life.

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  17. its interesting to try writing sentence without the first vowel since we think it is the most common letter but e is the most common letter used in English though it seems difficult it is simple without even trying too hard in the best sense of trying even though not much sense is being conveyed here in this "little" sentence which seems long but is full of gibberish which I think is stupidity in its sheer sense which brought together people trying to do this thing in their own method of delight with some counting from 1 to eighty others bringing more nonsense to this blog yet putting effort to lengthen the number of people including the number of sentences being typed without worrying too much about how it was written.

    PhenoMenon
    http://throodalookingglass.com/2013/10/nights/

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    1. Hahha...dont worry Pheno. The idea is to have fun and writing one to eighty is neither stupid nor "lunatic" :)

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  18. .....I'm the outsider but I'm the innermost insider ... :) in response to Meena Menon ... :)

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  19. Shining in front of me, the girl spoke few words but every word did not hold the desired effect which surprised me to no levels so I decided to listen properly, every time I listened more, I noticed more of it, something weird, the unseen letter of the twenty six set, the first of its kind, the prime vowel missing.

    Richa

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  20. Let me see if I click this one for the contest, though I seem to be often lacking words :)

    How'd I do?

    BTW: this is a superb idea...you got people exercising their grey cells :)

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  21. What's life without dollops of fun. Amazing idea to rack our brains

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  22. Here is the list of some English words without the first letter - sky, why, dry, try, tryst, gym, hymn, lynx, lynch, myth, wyrm, myrrh, rhythm,pygmy, gypsy, flyby, crypt, nymph, and syzygy, spryly, sylphy, bird, learn, girl, church, worst, Twyndyllyngs, Fly, eye, Try, Sky, Fry, Why, Cry, Dry, Pry, BY, CRY, DRY, FLY, FRY, FYRD, GYPSY, GYVE, HYMN, HYP, LYMPH, LYNCH, LYNX, MYTH, MY, PLY, PYGMY, PYX, SHY, SHYLY, SKY, SPRY, SPY, STY, STYX, SYLPH, SYZYGY, THYMY, TRY, TRYST, WRY, WYND

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    My vocabulary and understand of the English vowels just got enhanced.. Thanks to you Sugandha

    Fun post

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    1. Interesting.
      Lets see what Corinne has to say here.

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  23. Wow, this experiment's little toughie
    I hope I don't get too roughie
    with my keys,
    Oh I dropped some cheese,
    while trying to write,
    sentences of some might. :D

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    1. Beautiful lines...though it might not be fit to be winner, but its well written :)

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  24. Will try to write some sense without the most used vowel the first letter in English, sentences incomplete without it, sense of one if used before counting nouns, suffix used with words to form new words, vowel with many uses, writing blogs without this word will look insensible, funny writing, long live this vowel with its numerous uses bringing sense to English writing the first born of English followed by 25 siblings

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  25. We have a winner :) Just wait a little while we prepare a proper award ceremony :D Any guesses?

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  26. The main point is it should make sense and not mere collection of words without a
    Here is my entry.
    "It is no problem to conjure or concoct sentences of such type in lengths that would be incredibly long without the prescribed vowel, yet be comprehensible, to come within the zone of selection in order to win the judge’s nod."

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