Wednesday, October 03, 2012

A noun phrase to end all noun phrases

Ed Miliband's speech to the Labour Party conference (of which there'll be more on this blog tomorrow), featured a cracking example of a super-long noun phrase for those of you who like that kind of thing.

Here we go... "Have you ever seen a more incompetent, hopeless, out-of-touch, U-turning, pledge-breaking, make-it-up-as-we-go-along, back of the envelope miserable shower than this prime minister and this government?".

For this week's Haribo prize, what's the head word in the highlighted noun phrase? First person to post the right answer in a comment gets the prize.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

hopeless (ben)

Anonymous said...

you

Anonymous said...

Incompetent

Georgie

Anonymous said...

like

Anonymous said...

you

Anonymous said...

smell

Anonymous said...

poo

Anonymous said...

Shower

EMILY

Dan said...

Yay, finally. Yes, Emily wins the Haribo but loses half of the packet thanks to having a dodgy ringtone go off in class.

Shower is the head word of the noun phrase because that is the noun which is being premodified by everything that comes before it.