thanx but i still cant tell if thats the legitimate name of it. so i guess its just called "double words"? im gonna go with that for now so it does drive me nuts.
but i thought this was cool:
"James while John had had had had had had had had had had had a better effect on the teacher
The example refers to two students, James and John, who are required by
an English test to describe a man who, in the past, had suffered from a
cold. John writes "The man had a cold" which the teacher marks as being
incorrect, while James writes the correct "The man had had a cold."
Since James' answer was right, it had had a better effect on the
The sentence can be understood more clearly by adding punctuation and emphasis:
James, while John had had "had", had had "had had"; "had had" had had a better effect on the teacher.
yeah i know