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How many vocabulary words were used in Green Eggs and Ham?


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April 10, 2008 11:45PM

'Green eggs and Ham' contains 50 different words. 49 of the words are only one syllable in length; the only word longer than one syllable is "anywhere" (excluding the hyphenated 'Sam-I-Am'). Supposedly, Dr Seuss' publisher challenged him to write a book using no more than 50 words and 'Green Eggs and Ham' was the result.