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A touch of the absurd

Chomsky proposed that it was possible to create a sentence that was grammatically correct but impossible, for example, "Colourless green ideas sleep furiously".

My contributions:

  • Teething healers don't faze little violets, who will be coming soon.

  • Blinking at bubbles doesn't mean you are blue.

  • The garbage said to the man, "Don't blah!"

  • The pasty couple must have married the volcano yesterday.

  • The round smile disliked the fresh foam.

But the real fun is in reading the contexts these guys are coming up with to make the sentences seem absolutely normal.

Some of the best ones I found there:

  • My toothbrush is pregnant again.

  • Black lemon trees eat swimming pools unanimously.

  • Bottled people fly best after death.

  • My knees are laughing.

Reminds me of this game I used to play as a kid. You had to carry on a conversation with your friend but every sentence you spoke had to be totally irrelevant to what the other speaks.


Kid 1: I think it should rain all the time.

Kid 2: But the skirt would be even better if it was red.

Kid 1: The telephone was totally dead yesterday.


4 Responses to “A touch of the absurd”

  1. # Blogger phreakv6

    my shoe got drunk and puked all over the sea  

  2. # Blogger sou

    Hmm.. your shoe was filled with (drunk with) sand/oil/dirt and you emptied it over the sea which looked like your shoe puked all over the sea. Ha!  

  3. # Blogger autogato

    Frogs pilot airplanes through the night sky.

    Riddles calculate trees well.

    Did fish discuss paper music bags?

    Chomsky rocks.  

  4. # Blogger Trauma Queen

    reminds me of DQ
    dumb kweschuns....

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