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Drabble [Friday 26th November 2010 at 11:55 pm]
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Regular readers may recall last year's centidrabble, and from the year before the decidrabble that led to it. While the decidrabble was not unique, it turned out that the centidrabble was. Given the success of those two posts, the next logical step would be to create a millidrabble.

Unfortunately a millidrabble would contain just 0.1 words. According to the internets the average word length in English is five letters. This would mean somehow writing a coherent post that consisted of half a letter. Hmm.

It looks like I'll have to go in the other direction, and post a drabble instead.
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[User Picture]From: omgimsuchadork
Saturday 27th November 2010 at 2:22 am (UTC)
If you wanna be slightly abstract about it, a lowercase O is half an A, B, D, G, P, or Q, depending on where and how you attach the line bit next to it, and a C is half an O or S (or an E, I guess)! Lowercase L is half a lowercase K or T (maybe two-thirds if you wanna be picky about it); I is about half a J; V is the top half of X or Y, or one of the side halves of W; and R is the beginning part of M and N, while N itself is the bottom half of H.

I can't account for F, U, or Z, but I tried. :D;
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[User Picture]From: boggyb
Saturday 27th November 2010 at 10:57 am (UTC)
A lowercase r could be the bottom half of an uppercase F, and a lowercase c could be half an uppercase U (take the bottom half of the U, then rotate it).

Oh, and V could be two-thirds of a Z (again, rotate the Z).

Still not sure what I could write as a coherent 1-letter post though.
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[User Picture]From: omgimsuchadork
Saturday 27th November 2010 at 2:54 pm (UTC)
I was thinking about rotating the C and V, but I wasn't sure if that would count. You got me on the F, though (didn't think of it because my R's are curvier than my F's)!

As for one-letter words in English, the only once I can think of (and that I hope exist) are A, I, and O. They don't usually stand on their own, do they, but I think you could get away with I, possibly O.
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