Jonesy - 2:55 am on Jul 14, 2011 (gmt 0)
What I was trying to point out was you would
never get a hit on that sentence I posted...
You cannot blithely call a word something that is preceded by a
blank and followed by a blank. More exacting it is something that
is preceded and followed by "white space". White space includes
spaces, tabs, commas, periods, begin- and end-of-line markers, and
other special characters as the situation dictates.
If possessive words could be encountered, then an apostrophe would be needed in the white space. Etc., usw.
It gets worse if the source is not 'normal' human language textual
material. Jargon, technical text all present their own issues.