Sass. Lull. Suss? what else? A friend and I, the other day, were discusiing words that are almost entirely all the same letter. Apart from single letter words we were questioning what the highest percentage of a word can be of one letter. Seventy-five percent seems to be the correct figure.
Three letter words, they have to be of the form 2:1 (otherwise, 1:1:1, or all the same letter), like bob or pop. but this only gets us to 66.66% or 2/3. Five letter words, to be above 75% would have to have 4 letters all the same to reach 80%. I don't know of any such word.
So 4 letter words, such as lull, are it. LULL. It is really just one letter substitution away from being all L's. LLLL. That seems too dangerous if you ask me. What if something happened to the 'u'? What if it gets lost? What happens when you type 'lull and miss the 'u'? 'lll'. Do we really need the extra L? Couldn't we just do with LUL and save on a letter. LUL isn't a word is it? I like to think that it originally was lul but as a word, 'lul' wasn't very popular. Its PR people, in an attempt to boost its popularity and improve value, released an all new 'lul', now with 50% more L for your Lulling pleasure.
Fuck you. What exciting things were you doing on Sunday morning, jackass?