LOGOLOG
a weblog of wordplay by Eric Harshbarger

## Repeated letters

While walking home last night, I mentally tried to construct a sentence which contained as many consecutive instances of a single letter as possible. I had seen an example of this before, but it had been a while since I'd pondered the problem. I focused on the letter L and quickly settled upon:

`Jill'll lull Lloyd.`

which not only has 5 L's in a row, but also another 4-L string. Not bad.

Another property that can be examined is the sentences "L-density", or, what percentage of the letters in the sentence are, in fact, L's. Of the 15 letters used, 9 are L's, so the L-density is 0.60 (maybe I'll notate that %L = 60.00).

I can improve that percentage with this addition:

`Li'l Jill'll lull Lloyd.`

Now, %L = 61.11.

And if Jill tries to lull everyone, not just Lloyd, we can improve things with:

`Li'l Jill'll lull all.`

(%L = 75.00)

Anyone out there want to try to improve this (with a fairly sensible sentence)? Or tackle one of the other letters? I'm not looking for single words or phrases, I'd like complete sentences (even if they are horribly contrived).

```%D = 66.67: Did dad add?
%E = 70.00: Lee, see epee?
%G = 57.14: Egg gagged Gregg.
%L = 75.00: Li'l Jill'll lull all.
%O = 62.50: Woo voodoo-loon too?
%P = 64.29: Pip, pop peppy pup.
%S = 66.67: Assess sassy sis's ass.
```

If this type of challenge interests you, you may also like this previous LOGOLOG entry.

-- Eric

[2 September 2009]

Archive

How about Li'l Lally'll Lull Lloyd, Jill & All... unless ampersands are out. (They would improve our score)

Here's one I just thought of:

Bobby bubble babbled by Bebe Bibb's baby bib

.....I doubt anyone can beat that :)

-Ben

Posted by: Another Lego Guy

Ben, nice submission with the B's. Looks like that would score:

%B = 52.78

A simpler one actually has a slightly higher score:

%B = 54.54: Bob's bobs bob.

(and it's a palindrome!)

In your L-example, even with the ampersand, I'm seeing 16 L's out of 26 letters, which scores only %L = 61.54... less than the 75.00 above.

Posted by: Eric Harshbarger

N is conspicuously missing:

%N - No nanny in inn. (58.33%)

Posted by: Chris

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