A literary challenge
Posted on 2003-02-20
Ok guys, this is my first question on EE. I've enjoyed thinking about alot of the puzzles/riddles in this topic area, so I thought I'd put something back and post my own.
This is a challenge. What is the longest english sentence you can construct such that each word's letter count is precisely one more than the previous word? You don't necessarily have to start at 1 either.
Ie: In two days their system crashed (2,3,4,5,6,7)
Note: Punctuation doesn't count as letters. I will also allow compound words to be broken up into their components, ie : forthcoming = forth coming (5,6)
The points will be awarded to the longest sentence after
2 weeks, or the most creative answer in the event of a tie.