ChatGPT fails to accurately count words

ChatGPT claims to be able to accurately count words in a sentence.
Nonetheless, it is not. The claim is not true, and this can be misleading.

Take the example below.

On the other hand, ChatGPT cannot generate a text with a requested word count. It cannot even get near.
I asked for a poem with 399 words, and chatGPT generated one with 301 words.
I asked ChatGPT to count the words in the generated poem, and the answer was 99 words…

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Yes, I noted that too. And I think it applies for 3.5 and 4 because experimenting with Bing Chat, it also fails to count or provide words correctly.