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<?php $request_uri = 'abra the/palm a begins'; $res = preg_split('/\b.{1,2}\b/su', $request_uri); print_r($res);
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Output for 4.3.0 - 7.2.0
Array ( [0] => abra [1] => the [2] => palm [3] => [4] => begins )