Friday, December 29, 2006

F U I Am More Then A Genius

According to these people counting out the number of letter F’s in the following can show if you’re a genius or not.
Read the following sentence — just once, at normal speed, with no looking back — and say how many times the letter F occurs: “Finished files are the result of years of scientific study combined with the experience of years.”

Most only count 3, they miss the word “of.” According to the official rules there are 6 F’s and if you spotted them all you’re a genius. Some stray odd readers count 5 for which there is no explanation. However all those hyphens and the semicolon mean the whole paragraph is one sentence. I count 8 F’s. Admit it, I’m better then you.

3 Comments:

Blogger TommyOkktane said...

Wouldn't the correct answer be "zero" since, technically, there is no following sentence.

Dec 29, 2006, 7:23:00 PM  
Blogger TommyOkktane said...

Never mind, apparently an appositive statement is considered a sentence in that example.


Curse you, Fowler's.

Dec 29, 2006, 7:29:00 PM  
Blogger Dean ASC said...

Fowlers is way better then Strunk & White and significantly less gay.

Dec 30, 2006, 12:04:00 PM  

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