A. Ross Eckler


The May, August and November 1996, Word Ways described the results of a National Public Radio competition of December 1995 in which listeners were challenged to write grammatical and understandable sentences containing the same word four or more times in a row. Some listeners incorrectly assumed that a stutter of sounds would qualify, and constructed sequences of homonyms instead of identically-spelled words. These logologically-interesting results are presented in the following (and final) article. (A few are questionable, relying perhaps on regional pronunciations.)