E! It’s essential! Or is it?

June 10, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

 

Did you know that one out of every 8 letters we read is an E?

But I ask you, can a human do without it? I just did!! Can you?

In 1939 an author wrote an entire book of 50,000 words without a single letter E! His name was Ernest Vincent and the book was called “Gadsby”.  A piece of writing with a constraint or rule like this is called a “lipogram” and there have been many examples in history, though Gadsby is probably the most famous.

Hmm… maybe we’ll have a Lipogram competition some day soon!

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