Monday, March 2, 2009

A New Kind of Capitalism!

How long of a sentence can you form where each word begins (appropriately) with a capital letter? Mine has 16 words. Can you top it? Post in the comments.

"In Buckingham Palace, Great Britain, I (Queen Elizabeth II) Google Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlocke Holmes."


Prepositions and conjunctions are the hardest part.

16 comments:

Gretchen

March 3, 2009 at 1:21 AM

You can get one word longer if you replace Queen Elizabeth II with Pope John Paul II.

Malcolm

March 3, 2009 at 1:48 AM

Ooooh. Good call. I knew mine could be expanded a bit more. The question is, though, what is Pope John Paul II doing in London?? :P

Gretchen

March 3, 2009 at 1:51 AM

The other question is how much sense it has to make:

In Saint Paul's Cathedral, Buenos Aires, Argentina, I (Pope John Paul II) Google Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes.

Malcolm

March 3, 2009 at 1:57 AM

Well that's true as well, and I never said it had to make sense... I guess as long as it was grammatically sound and somewhat understandable (even if unnatural) then it's good.

Do you like my use of "Google" as a word? I was also considering "Photoshop", but that generally has an "into".

Gretchen

March 3, 2009 at 2:01 AM

Yes, I liked the derived verb to get around the capital restriction, although the sentence would sound more natural if it were in past tense. You could also use "Facebooked," although not sure about the connotations here.

In Saint Paul's Cathedral, Buenos Aires, Argentina, I (Pope John Paul II) Facebooked (or Facebook-stalked?) Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes.

Malcolm

March 3, 2009 at 2:04 AM

Good point.
xD
"Facebook-stalked"
but actually,
if you search Sherlock Holmes on Facebook
...he's there.

Gretchen

March 3, 2009 at 2:07 AM

That's what Holmes wants you to think...he's a tricky divil though.

Gretchen

March 3, 2009 at 2:09 AM

Also, if you ignore geography even further, you can get:

In Saint Paul's Cathedral, Buenos Aires, United Arab Emirates, I (Pope John Paul II) Google Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes.

Malcolm

March 3, 2009 at 2:11 AM

I don't think geography can be ignored. That's really cheating. People can be places they probably wouldn't be, doing things they probably wouldn't do, but they can't be somewhere that doesn't exist.

Besides, now you have to find the best combination of city/country haha

Gretchen

March 3, 2009 at 2:14 AM

Well, Saint Paul's Cathedral sure as heck isn't in Buenos Aires. So now I have to replace that too?

However I think I can equal the city conundrum.

In Saint Paul's Cathedral, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, I (Pope John Paul II) Facebook-stalked Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes.

Gretchen

March 3, 2009 at 2:22 AM

Ok, now...

In New York University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, I (Pope John Paul II) Facebook-stalked Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes.

This is not geographically impossible, as NYU is building a campus in Abu Dhabi (thanks wikipedia!)

Malcolm

March 3, 2009 at 2:27 AM

Nice stuff, Gretchen. 21 words to my 16.

I think I used to say (when I made a challenge) that if somebody did it they could do a guest post. Now, this one wasn't very hard, but I'll still offer you that honour :P should you choose to accept it.

Gretchen

March 3, 2009 at 2:33 AM

Pretty sure I have neither time nor inclination nor topic for a guest post, but thanks for the offer. I like that.

Is it too cheap to add numbers, "Junior," titles, etc to some of the other names also?

In New York University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, I (Pope John Paul II) Facebook-stalked Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Junior's Mr. Sherlock Holmes.

Malcolm

March 3, 2009 at 2:47 AM

Ehhh, I don't think made-up names work, unless of course they were previously made up... if that makes sense.

But I could say

"Martin Luther King Jr. Tweeted Mrs. Dr. Vandertrampp Anglicizing John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt's Photoshopped South African Passports"

= 17

Gretchen

March 3, 2009 at 2:50 AM

He's actually Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. No joke.

Malcolm

March 3, 2009 at 5:52 AM

Ahaha! That's excellent.

Also, I only just now saw the "I like that" in your reply about a guest post.....

meta meta meta meta!!!