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Can you think of a simple sentence that has most likely never been spoken or written before?

Asked by Yellowdog (8053points) 1 month ago

According to Wikipedia, a non-sequitur is a conversational literary device, often used for comedic purposes. It is something said that, because of its apparent lack of meaning relative to what preceded it, seems absurd to the point of being humorous or confusing.

What about, then, all the random sentences that have never been spoken before?

As big as language may be, as many words and possibilities of arranging them, as many situations one may speak, all are finite numbers. There are NOT an unlimited number of potential sentences or phrases, but the number is very high.

I suspect that the number of POTENTIAL sentences, spoken or written, is infathomably high, and we’ve only spoken or written an extremely small fraction of them.

Yet, every day, sentences are written and spoken that never have been before.

So, in English, what are some sentences YOU can think of (the simpler the better) that it is extremely unlikely anyone has ever said before?

There is a rubber ball behind the door that has peaches and candy canes painted on it.

Spiders do not eat mayonnaise

San Diego is the new U.S. Capitol

London was never the capitol of the Netherlands.

Its really weird to have that many plants in your bathroom

Five pots and two pans are stacked behind the door.

What are some intelligible, understandable sentences you can come up with, that may or may not make sense, that have likely never been spoken?

Be the first to write it as your reply,

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Dutchess_lll's avatar

Hmmm. Hmmmmm. Hmmmmm?mmm. Hum!

Zaku's avatar

I can, but I don’t want to spoil the significance of their unspoken-before-ness.

Yellowdog's avatar

Actually, both of your responses are sentences that have never been spoken before.

flutherother's avatar

The first planet colonized by Man was called Tepan IV.

That’s an interesting question. I expect certain phrases and sentences are used constantly but not with exactly the same meaning. How often has “I’m sorry but I have to work late tonight” been said? Other constructions will be spoken or written seldom and most never at all.

If you assume there are 5,000 words in the English language, a very conservative estimate, then there are 3.1 quadrillion possible sentences of five words. The great majority of these sentences have never yet been spoken and likely never will be.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

I can but it makes me sad to think about posting it.

nerdgirl578's avatar

@flutherother There are waaay more words than 5000 in any language! (I wonder if that was ever said before?)

ucme's avatar

One small dick for man, one giant penis for a baby mouse.

Patty_Melt's avatar

There is a school for ponies to learn billiards.

How m any flies don’t change colors.

My triceratops has a tummy ache.

Yes, nurse my steak and eggs were excellent.

Have you removed your organs for cleaning, and forgotten where they go when you are done?

Hey mister sister how’s your baby yesterday?

Which vanilla is better than the other chocolate?

I prefer a good laxative to a day off.

My blisters are cherry flavored.

Sure, accountants go to heaven daily.

Make mine so hot it blows off both ass cheeks. maybe I should check that one with other jellies. Anybody ever said that, luv?

I know your toe itches, but I can’t reach far enough into my arse to scratch it.

Your hands are clean and you should wash them.

My motel wants to be a hotel someday.

Kardamom's avatar

There are many balloons inside your blue rolling suitcase.

Yes, you may have some more rutabagas, but only after you help me get up off the floor.

It has come to my attention that you have something sparkly shooting out of your ass.

No, I have never jumped from a moving motorcycle onto the deck of a ship while I was preparing for my colonoscopy.

If I had to choose between eating smoked salmon, or wading through a pool of stagnant water, I would likely choose the stagnant water, because at least I would be cool, and you know how much the heat bothers me.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

OMG I am rolling @Kardamom! And reading them to Rick!!

Dutchess_lll's avatar

The brontosarus swiftly scampered up the slender sapling as sparkly stuff shot out his ass.

Yellowdog's avatar

Just to tell you how often a completely random sentence or phrase is repeated,

I once knew a girl named Taylor, who told me, “My name is Taylor.”

I told her that’s what one of the Astronauts who was mute and in a cage wrote to Zyra, one of the apes on the original Planet of the Apes (1974) movie, when he stole her tablet.

When Taylor didn’t understand, I explained further (to no avail) that Zyra, and the other ape, Cornelius, were calling the astronaut ‘Bright eyes” and, evidently, the astronaut wanted to be called by his real name.

Anyhow, Taylor (the girl I was talking to) had no idea what I was talking about. I told her she’d have to see the movie,

nerdgirl578's avatar

My favorite actor/singer is David Hasselhoff.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! @nerdgirl578!! NOOOOOO!!!

Demosthenes's avatar

“I’m getting fed up with this orgasm.”

Patty_Melt's avatar

Lol x 200.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Wait…wasn’t there some movie where the guy was in some loop and he kept having the same orgasm over and over?

nerdgirl578's avatar

Sounds like a more pleasant version of Groundhog Day :)

gorillapaws's avatar

Effervescent sludge.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Oh it was most decidedly NOT pleasant @nerdgirl578. It was slowly killing him.

zenvelo's avatar

The brothel owner sighed and said. “we just keep running out of peanut butter, the kinksters like it chunky.”

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Oh. My. God.

Patty_Melt's avatar

The king put a plump finger up his nose and extracted a huge booger.

It was his first booger of the day.

I stuff my ass with hay and it is still not satisfied.

How did my banana turn blue?

My turd smells like cinnamon.

I got bored with my Mustang convertible so I traded it for a brown Volvo.

Is your baby smoking yet?

If you forgot your name again, look it up in the dictionary.

I like my ice cream with lots of mushroom gravy on it.

If your goose is a duck then you can’t milk your cow.

Is anybody else’s phone getting PTSD from trying to anticipate next words on this thread?

zenvelo's avatar

@Dutchess_lll I don’t think that is a new sentence….

nerdgirl578's avatar

@Dutchess_lll I remember reading a news story about a woman with some kind of chronic condition that made her orgasm constantly. She was also a teacher for kids in the early teens. That can’t be easy, when I was that age kids were making fun of teachers for FAR less…

Dutchess_lll's avatar

I have heard of that condition The article I read said men thought it was cool and she was “lucky.” It sounded horrifying to me.

nerdgirl578's avatar

Yes, I don’t see how you could live a normal life really… I wonder if it happens to men too? In that case I don’t think they would consider themselves “lucky” either.

Yellowdog's avatar

Is there any way you can have your body altered in some way in order to cause this condition?

Who cares about death, Sounds like a good way to go.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

I was flipped off by a fake gorilla today. Pictures tomorrow when I get HOME!!

Tropical_Willie's avatar

I think I’ll make up a batch of Cauliflower ice cream with Onion Jam ripple.

Patty_Melt's avatar

It was a dark and stormy night.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Just checking to see who’s awake.

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