This is another challenge along the same vein as similar challenges that have shown up on this site, requiring the puzzle to craft the longest possible sentence given a specific requirement.
What is the longest sentence with n words, where n is the number of Scrabble points that each of its words is worth?
Here is an example, for clarification, with Scrabble scores for each letter underneath:
She has two blue rental cars. 141 411 141 3111 111111 3111
As you can see, the sentence has 6 words, where each word has a Scrabble score of 6.
Included for your convenience is a list of Scrabble letters by points:
1 point: e, a, i, o, n, r, t, l, s, u 2 points: d, g 3 points: b, c, m, p 4 points: f, h, v, w, y 5 points: k 8 points: j, x 10 points: q, z
- New rule: You cannot use words more than once in a sentence. I originally allowed this so that sentences like starplusplus's ("They couldn't teach what they should have taught; imagine trying!) would be possible (two uses of "they") - unfortunately, it's proved rather degenerate. While it's nice to know the longest possible sentence, let's find one that doesn't use methoxybenzenes 21 times.
- Proper nouns are not allowed, even if some form of the same word is in the Scrabble dictionary. This means you can't use "Bob" as a name even though "bob" is listed by another definition.
- In order for your answer to be accepted, you have to explain what your sentence means. Typing a 30-word sentence without explaining it will likely just confuse me!
- I'm not going to be super strict on punctuation, but be reasonable; semicolons, dashes and commas can be used to break the sentence into fragments, and contractions are acceptable as well.
(6/3/2015) Update: I'm no longer allowing use of the same word twice in a sentence. All other rules are still in play. I'm hoping this will make for more diverse sentences, as well as more interesting ones!