I think this classic story involves
"I'm sick of looking like a fish", says the first one. "I want to be a ladder!
"At least you don't have to put up with this stupid ponytail", ... second, "I want to be a triangle!"
"I'd just be happy looking more like a wine glass and less like a beer mug" the third one adds.
"Ha!" shouts the fourth, "I'm just ...
NOTHING. The pronunciation of this in various accents could be rendered as NOTHIN' (one letter removed), NOT'IN' (two letters removed), or NOT'N' (three letters removed). And of course if you remove all the letters you're left with nothing!
The answer is a postbox/mailbox because if you remove a physical letter from it, it remains a mailbox; its meaning is still to hold letters. You can remove all the letters, but it will still be a mailbox.
a nearsighted ant sergeant negates an agent, denigrates estranged straightened gnat agents
An officer in an army of earthbound insects, suffering from poor eyesight, orders an informer to be dispensed with, and is harshly ...
The two word phrase hidden quite cleverly in this long passage is
This word was hidden in this puzzle in the following way:
The lines that gave it away were
An additional hint that I missed. Thanks Sabre for finding the clue that was craftily embedded into the puzzle
The cookbook should have read: "Reduce the recipe temperature by 36°F." (Or perhaps 35 or 40, for a "round" amount—"36" implies an unwarranted degree of precision.)
The original source that the cookbook was based on presumably said "reduce by 20°C." However, Celsius and Fahrenheit are relative scales (with different definitions of zero), not absolute scales....
Following on from NudgeNudge who got halfway with
This can be shortened to
Adding where we initiated
Whats inbetween and the two lower rated
this combination leads straight to a street
we keep going southwards till we know we're beat
So the answer is
16 Words (Internationalize)
I can assert with reasonable certainty that no longer chain exists (according to the dictionary that I am using to generate this). There are a huge number of variations of the chain starting with
but this one was possible to squeeze a grammatical sentence out of.
Wikipedia has a nice article on this.
Buffalo buffalo (buffalo from Buffalo NY) [that] Buffalo buffalo
buffalo (that the buffalo from Buffalo NY bully) buffalo Buffalo
buffalo (are bullying buffalo from Buffalo NY).
Bolt me fast, or bolt fast.
bolt: secure in place, or dash away suddenly
fast: firmly fixed, or quickly
The intended meaning is "Either tie me down securely or run away quickly". As @xnor remarks: "I guess the speaker is a werewolf" (thanks for helping!).
If the above sentence wasn't ambiguous enough for you, we can take out the ...
A quick addition to Tom's otherwise excellent answer (answer not comment to preserve spoilers):
The first part of the sixth one's statement, I don't like it when you guys leave me until last, it makes me feel like part of me has just fallen away. is because:
The question was:
You wish you have it for your lovely home
I will have some water and I am fine
It happens only in the future you may say
Now, it's not a word but the world was crazy about it!
This appears to be Elian Script. I'm not sure I can read the writer's handwriting entirely (and they seem to have added some nonstandard things like a zigzag for T), but the first few lines read:
?HE C PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE!
I REALLY WANT MY PEN!
Edit by OP: I spend some time to fully decipher it but I think Deusovi deserves the ...