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James while John had had had had had had had had had had had a better effect on the teacher

"James while John had had had had had had had had had had had a better effect on the teacher" is an English sentence used to demonstrate lexical ambiguity and the necessity of punctuation, which serves as a substitute for the intonation, stress and pauses found in human speech.

The phrase can be understood more clearly by adding punctuation and quotation marks:

James, while John had had “had”, had had “had had”; “had had” had had a better effect on the teacher.

The meaning could thus be rendered “It was the case that while John used ‘had,’ James used ‘had had.’ The teacher preferred ‘had had.’”

I fuckin’ hate brain teasers.

  1. darkarmageddon reblogged this from fuckyeahcollege
  2. spyderfang reblogged this from failbag and added:
    I can’t believe I actually understood this. -shot to the head-
  3. alxnwndrlst reblogged this from dissonance28 and added:
    What’s crazy is that I understand this. -___- Mr. Migdail! Where you aaat!?
  4. dissonance28 reblogged this from duhneyce and added:
    Is it bad that I understand this >__
  5. duhneyce reblogged this from tsibugan and added:
    for liza
  6. ratak-monodosico reblogged this from abjv and added:
    “James while John had had had had had had had had had had had a better effect on the teacher” is an English sentence...
  7. abjv reblogged this from readmorewikipedia and added:
    Ugh, I think my brain just exploded. ***
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  12. embunms reblogged this from readmorewikipedia and added:
    sick of the “had”. a bit..
  13. punchdrunkonlove reblogged this from failbag and added:
    what.
  14. realworldtv reblogged this from properwicked and added:
    “James while John had had had had had had had had had had had a better effect on the teacher” is an English sentence...
  15. properwicked reblogged this from readmorewikipedia and added:
    “James while John had had had had had had had had had had had a better effect on the teacher” is an English sentence...
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  17. kawaiichristianne reblogged this from readmorewikipedia and added:
    HAHHAA, LOVE IT.
  18. dharmadoll reblogged this from readmorewikipedia and added:
    whhhhhhhhhhhat
  19. -makingelectricity reblogged this from anthropologylove and added:
    contradictori:readmorewikipedia: Can someone just tell me what this even means?