When you enter a search into google ngrams, the graph shows the words/strings down the right hand side. What if you could pick search terms such that reading the right hand side of the graph, from top to bottom, makes an actual sentence...
What is the longest sentence you can create in google ngrams by reading the search terms down the right hand side of the graph?
A nice simple one to start you off. I give you, for a score of 4:
- Each word must be its own ngrams search term (no strings as search terms)
- The sentence must be in English. You must use the corpus "English".
- The sentence must make grammatical sense. To achieve this, you are allowed to insert punctuation in your sentence which is not present in your ngrams search.
- You are not allowed to tick "case insensitive". (Because it spoils the look by adding (All) to the end of each word). Capitals are allowed where they make grammatical sense (beginning of sentence, proper nouns) but are not required.
- You may not string endless adjectives or adverbs together; only one adjective to describe each object and one adverb to describe each verb, unless you can put a joining word in between. i.e. "The big red awesome car" would not be acceptable, but "the awesome car which was big and red" would be... although clearly that example isn't going to appear in order! Note that possessive nouns (e.g. "my sister's car") are adjectives and hence fall under this rule.
- You are allowed to change the end year of your search from the default.
- The maximum score possible is 12, because google ngrams only allows 12 search terms.