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Bringing Ingots

I noticed that the phrase "bringing ingots" uses the trigram "ing" three times in a row. I started to think how I could improve upon this number with other letter formations. Trying to form fairly sensible sentences (without repeating a word), I made these examples:
Jill, I'll illuminate the room. (ILL, 3)
Don't use a dull atlatl at late hours. (LAT, 4)
and the not-too-contrived, monster:
Because asea seas ease a sea seal. (SEA, 7)
If you strain the context a bit more, you can get it up to 8 instances:
Misease? Asea seas ease a sea seal! (SEA, 8)
I'm sure I'll be looking for more examples.

-- Eric

[29 November 2009]
   
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Comments about this article:
Hi Eric,

Happy Holidays.

How about this one:

Dear bare bear dare fare tear hare ear near rare pear area. (ARE, 13)

-Ben

Posted by: Another Lego Guy


A third Lego guy:

Ack!, the back black rack lacks sacks!

Posted by: Ron - Toy Tech


A third Lego guy:

Ack!, the back black rack lacks sacks!

Posted by: Ron - Toy Tech


Here you are with 6 ihgts:

Thatīs right thatīs the fight of the knight, who, like a light in the night, pretends to be alright

Posted by: coralie coquine


The letter groups must be repeated with no intevening letters.

Smells and sounds can invoke memories, but when Proust ate the madeline, wasn't he recalling the past as taste? (ast, 3)

Posted by: Alan Morgan


On an unrelated note, I like the coloring in Herge's comics, particuarly when he's portraying really nice clothing. Yes, I enjoy the satin tint in Tintin.

Posted by: Alan Morgan


How about a TV doctor who found the courage to examine an inflamed nipple: Dr. Kildare dared a red areola. (DARE, 4)

Posted by: Tracy


 
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