Post posted post haste
Here’s a fragment I just bumped into in 《黄金时代》 (aka Wang in Love and Bondage — some details from Paper Republic):
Doesn’t sound like anything unusual if you read it aloud: “Xiàozhǎng zhǎngzhe chángcháng de…”, but the four 长s are kind of neat. And it makes you wonder what the record is for this kind of thing. I’d prefer to define it a bit conservatively, something like…
- Take any 10 characters in a text
- Disregard punctuation
- Don’t allow contrived texts that are specifically designed to include lots of the same character. Just plain old writing.
What’s the greatest number of same characters (out of 10) out there? The one above is an easy 4/10, but I’m sure there’s better.
[If you think the title of this post is bad, you should have seen the one I trashed]