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Tie tie tiers tie tying tied ties.

February 27, 2007

With apologies to "Lion-Eating Poet in the Stone Den" by Yuen Ren Chao.

The first "tie" is a noun, referring to a garment. The second "tie" is also a noun, referring to knots in the aforementioned garment. The first "tie" modifies the second "tie" as an adjective, meaning of knots in ties.

"Tiers" refers to persons who tie knots, meaning persons who tie knots in ties.

The third "tie" is a simple present form of the verb to tie, referring to achieve equal scores, and meaning the persons who tie knots in ties achieve equal scores.

"Tying" is a past progressive form of the verb to tie, referring to while tying knots, and meaning the persons who tie knots in ties achieve equal scores while tying knots.

"Tied" is an adjective, referring to tied into knots. "Ties" is a plural form of the noun tie. "Tied" modifies "ties," meaning the persons who tie knots in ties achieve equal scores while tying knots in ties tied into knots.


The Leftovers

Tiér [the] tie tier.

Tier tie tier, tying tie tiers' tied ties, ties tying tied ties.

Tie tier Tiér tying tie tiers' tied ties ties tying tied ties.

Tiér tied tie tier tying tier tie tiers' tied tier ties ties tying tied tier ties.

Tiér tied tie tier Tier's tie, tying tier tie tiers' tied tier ties, ties tying tied tier ties.

Tiér tied tie tier Tier's tie tier, Tiers, tying tier tie tiers' tied tier ties, ties tying tied tier ties.

Tiér tied tie tier Tier's tie tier Tiers tying tier tie tiers' tied tier ties ties tying tied tier ties.