Rantings of a sub-editor

February 22, 2010

The world’s longest sentence

Filed under: crimes against English,longest sentence — substuff @ 11:54 am
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This is from a Sutton United match report. I think it’s the longest sentence in the world:

“The result maintained U’s place in the playoff positions at the head of a group of no fewer than ten clubs within six points of each other, their position strengthened by having the best goal difference in the division apart from Dartford, and games in hand over most of the sides around them, including the three immediately above them, but they will feel they should have been clear on points in fifth place after playing for a little more than half an hour against ten men, and after Sam Gargan had equalised Simon Parker’s first half opener with sixteen minutes left the relative ambitions of both sides were demonstrated as U’s pushed for a winner that so nearly arrived when Gargan’s shot hit the inside of the post, while Tooting striker Paul Vines, presented in injury time with the chance to launch a counter attack that, had it produce a goal would have left U’s with no time to recover, chose instead to run the ball towards the corner flag and use up time.”

Phew!

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