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  • The one-l lama, he's a priest,

    The two-l llama, he's a beast,

    And I will bet a silk pyjama

    There isn't any three-l lllama.

    But the four-l llllama, as I was saying to Otis,

    Is waiting patiently for you to notice.

    October 12, 2008

  • Four l's, well, ok, it's a quirky mark of individuality, I guess. But four L's? That's just wrong. Lloyd only capitalizes the first one.

    October 12, 2008

  • "'Do you really spell your name with four LLLLs?' I asked the cashier as he rang up my groceries at the local supermarket. His name tag read LLLLorenzo.

    'Yes,' he said, so curtly that I glanced away.

    'The first three letters are silent,' he added gravely. We exchanged a smile.

    'People don't usually notice,' he said, turning back to the register to total the sale.

    'I'm a proofreader,' I called, over the clamor of the cash drawer opening."

    - Cheryl Rubino, 'Giving a face to immigration reform',, 10 Oct 2008.

    October 12, 2008