A tale from the start of term

The following should probably have pen-and-ink illustrations in the style of Struwwelpeter, but for now readers will just have to imagine them.

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These are the students who muddled up Monday and Tuesday.

This is the lecture at twelve o’clock for the students who muddled up Monday and Tuesday.

This is the class with a similar name to the lecture at twelve o’clock for the students who muddled up Monday and Tuesday.

This is the lecturer who runs the class with a similar name to the lecture at twelve o’clock for the students who muddled up Monday and Tuesday.

This is the office that belongs to the lecturer who runs the class with a similar name to the lecture at twelve o’clock for the students who muddled up Monday and Tuesday.

This is the room seven levels downstairs from the office that belongs to the lecturer who runs the class with a similar name to the lecture at twelve o’clock for the students who muddled up Monday and Tuesday.

These are the students who muddled up Monday and Tuesday who went to the room seven levels downstairs from the office that belongs to the lecturer who runs the class with a similar name to the lecture at twelve o’clock for the students who muddled up Monday and Tuesday.

This is the secretary all perplexed who opened the door to the students who muddled up Monday and Tuesday who went to the room seven levels downstairs from the office that belongs to the lecturer who runs the class with a similar name to the lecture at twelve o’clock for the students who muddled up Monday and Tuesday.

This is the phonecall made by the secretary all perplexed who opened the door to the students who muddled up Monday and Tuesday who went to the room seven levels downstairs from the office that belongs to the lecturer who runs the class with a similar name to the lecture at twelve o’clock for the students who muddled up Monday and Tuesday.

This is the lecturer all irate who runs the class with a similar name to the lecture at twelve o’clock for the students who muddled up Monday and Tuesday who received the phonecall made by the secretary all perplexed who opened the door to the students who muddled up Monday and Tuesday who went to the room seven levels downstairs from the office that belongs to the lecturer who runs the class with a similar name to the lecture at twelve o’clock for the students who muddled up Monday and Tuesday.

This is the problem slowly deduced by the lecturer all irate who runs the class with a similar name to the lecture at twelve o’clock for the students who muddled up Monday and Tuesday who received the phonecall made by the secretary all perplexed who opened the door to the students who muddled up Monday and Tuesday who went to the room seven levels downstairs from the office that belongs to the lecturer who runs the class with a similar name to the lecture at twelve o’clock for the students who muddled up Monday and Tuesday.

What is the chance that the lecturer all irate who runs the class with a similar name to the lecture at twelve o’clock for the students who muddled up Monday and Tuesday who received the phonecall made by the secretary all perplexed who opened the door to the students who muddled up Monday and Tuesday who went to the room seven levels downstairs from the office that belongs to the lecturer who runs the class with a similar name to the lecture at twelve o’clock for the students who muddled up Monday and Tuesday can explain the problem slowly deduced by the lecturer all irate who runs the class with a similar name to the lecture at twelve o’clock for the students who muddled up Monday and Tuesday who received the phonecall made by the secretary all perplexed who opened the door to the students who muddled up Monday and Tuesday who went to the room seven levels downstairs from the office that belongs to the lecturer who runs the class with a similar name to the lecture at twelve o’clock for the students who muddled up Monday and Tuesday to the students who muddled up Monday and Tuesday?

Thought not.

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