A number of Spoof Writers today received the maximum sentence of 23 words.
After the jury of their peers had been seconded for a period of 14 hours, to mull over the court documents, it was decided that:
"Any writer using sentences of more than 23 words, would be subject to ridicule by their fellow writers.
Punctuation, appropriate or not, will not be taken into account in the 23 word sentence.
Writers are expected to use correct punctuation at all times although spelling is not of the utmost importance as it is well know that there are some American Writers 'on board'. For this reason, exceptions will be made, within reason.
Dangling participles, however, will not be tolerated.
Any writer using dangling particples will be subject to a fine and/or removal of their own 'dangly bits'. The punishment bestowed upon them will, ultimately, be their choice.
The above punishment is not 'sexist' as it is know that many female Writers also have 'dangly bits'."
This does seem to many of us, a tad harsh. However, many of us do agree that a 23 word sentence is 'pushing it a bit'.
More as this story unfolds.