11.19.2008

Brain Teaser, #9.

This is an unusual paragraph. I'm curious how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it. It looks so plain you would think nothing was wrong with it. In fact, nothing is wrong with it! It is unusual though. Study it, and think about it, but you still may not find anything odd. But if you work at it a bit, you might find out! Try to do so without any coaching! You probably won't, at first, find anything particularly odd or unusual or in any way dissimilar to any ordinary composition. That is not at all surprising, for it is no strain to accomplish in so short a paragraph a stunt similar to that which an author did throughout all of his book, without spoiling a good writing job, and it was no small book at that. By studying this paragraph assiduously, you will shortly, I trust, know what is its distinguishing oddity.

7 comments:

T3h Qu33n said...

You don't use the word "are"?

george said...

no letter E!

.mk. said...

Ding! ding! ding!! "We have a winner - what do we have for him, Johnny?!", "Well, Bob..."

Bonus to anyone that can tell us what it's called to write without the letter E. There really is a name for it.

[thought i'd stay out of the Chem Lab this time....]

.mk. said...

Oh, and it really is odd to write without E, b/c it's the most common letter used in the English language.

Jes said...

i knew the E thing too. even before I saw george's answer

.mk. said...

i'll admit, i remember this one from gradeschool, but i had to google it to find it complete.

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