September 24, 2005

Shorter yet

In response to Geoff Pullum's post on the Shortest published sentence of the year ("Z."), Michael Kaplan observes that there is a counting number smaller than 1, and attempts to exhibit a sentence containing that number of characters.

[Actually, Jonathan Lundell has also suggested a sentence one letter shorter than my shortest, and it's more convincing. See the modified tail end of my original post. &mdashGKP] Posted by Mark Liberman at September 24, 2005 07:55 AM