Here’s the answer to the question posted in a previous blog:
Jack, where John had had “had”, had had “had had”. “Had had” had had the teacher’s approval.
Coming home on the bus one day this week, I had a blinding flash of inspiration. This one’s for John R, who prefers computation to punctuation.
Add up the vital statistics of the answer given above:
|Number of words:||17|
|Number of punctuation marks:||11|
|Number of “had”s:||11|
|Number of capital letters:||3|
So, in an awesomely insignificant way, the answer to the question is 42. As indeed it should be.
(Please note that this calculation uses base 10, not base 13.)