The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #2164144
Posted By: Amos
04-Oct-07 - 11:49 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
I had an ice cream cone.

My brother had two ice cream cones. But each had only one ice cream in it.

Jack had a two-ice cream cone.

Sally feeling greedy had two two-ice-cream cones -- cones with two ice creams.

And Robert, from Aberdeen, you see, had two ice-cream scones.

But they were just one ice-cream scones, not two ice-cream scones.

They looked so good to Molly McGuffin, his fiancée, that she ordered two of them also, but with two different ice-creams on each scone. Two scones, both of them two ice-cream scones. Two two-ice-cream-scones, you might say.

Hope this is all clear now.