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How many f are there??
Posted 15 August 2011 - 06:53 PM
Posted 15 August 2011 - 07:58 PM
Lastly OmegaScales mentions only finding one "f" in the post. This is because when we want to highlight a letter we should put into italics rather than quotes. The quotes make a reader of Standard English feel he is looking for a single lettered word rather than a letter within the word. He is also correct. Quotations should be used for quotes not for highlighting letters or words. Although in our person to person speech we might say "I did the work [the speaker lifts the index and middle fingers of both hands and curves them downward to make quotation marks] my boss told me to do. In this instance, we would italicize the word to show its significance rather than put it in quotes. English grammar rules are tricky. I'm not sure any one person knows all of them, and they change all the freaking time. This is why many riddles and jokes are based on word play. Here is my favorite knock-knock joke.
"Don't cry, it's just a joke."
My daughter would tell me that one over and over when she was just two and a half. It was precious. Anyway, it is a difficult riddle to understand what we are supposed to be doing.
eYE DoNT nO wUt iZ bEEng askd uv US
See what happens when poor English is used to convey a simple message. It took you a little longer to understand what the heck I was telling you in that sentence than in the previous sentences where I use correct English grammar. Here is a funny saying by George Bernard Shaw.
"If gh stands for f as in cough,
if o stands for i as in women,
if ti stands for sh as in nation
This shows how confusing the English language can be. Riddles can take advantage of it.
then the right way to spell fish should be ghoti."
Posted 15 August 2011 - 10:05 PM
you're probably saying this because @hungryforlogic's english is pathetic
Zero. The jumble of words in the second line is just that, and doesn't meet the reqs to be called a sentance.
"Easy, isn't it?" An actual, sentance, contains Zero f's.
Posted 16 August 2011 - 09:22 AM
Posted 16 August 2011 - 01:58 PM
the only point of this riddle is only to show that our brain doesn't process the "of's"
after all this is in the "New Logic/Math Puzzles " topic.. not the "New Word Riddles" topic
Posted 23 August 2011 - 05:16 PM
as long as we understood what was asked of us, it does not really matter as this is no exam or report etc.
Edited by MidnightLove7, 23 August 2011 - 05:19 PM.
Posted 25 August 2011 - 01:12 PM
A word that begins a sentence should be capitalized. As "finished" is not, perhaps there is a word or are words that precede it. Thus one would have a problem in counting the number of actual fs in the sentence as the missing part of the sentence may contain one or more fs. The answer to the question would be 'No'.
If the sentence begins with "finished", such that "finished files" is a proper noun expressed in the manner like that of "e. e. cummings", or if the sentence is written erroneously with an uncapitalized first word, then the answer would be 'Yes'.
The question asks whether one can count how many fs are there and not what the count is.
Edited by Dej Mar, 25 August 2011 - 01:19 PM.
Posted 26 August 2011 - 01:45 AM
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Posted 28 January 2012 - 08:04 AM
First off, I'm glad that this *expletive* only posted once on this board. What an arrogant arse. You would think that someone who is so full of themselves with spelling and grammar would know the difference between quote (a verb) and quotation (a noun). Not to mention his lack of punctuation.
In fact, I kind of wish he still posted here so I could teach him the proper rules of the English language.
Second, what is with the necroposting there Nep Ton?
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