January 29, 2005

What is odd about it?

What is so odd about this blog post? If you follow along, you might catch on. It is not similar to what you would find in a normal paragraph. I am hand-crafting it just so you will find an unusual situation is facing you.

I must inform you, writing this is a bit of hard work, as Bush would say.But Dubya might squint at this awkward composition all day and fail to twig to anything surpassing ordinary writing.

Still thinking about it?

I am too worn out to go on. I’ll quit now and go pass out for tonight.

Posted by James at January 29, 2005 2:07 AM
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Now this I got right away! If only I found your whats-that-film posts as straightforward as this! In fact, this annotation is as usual as your post, and in a similar way.

Posted by: Chuck S. at January 29, 2005 6:48 AM

Typo! I should have said "unusual", not "usual".

Posted by: Chuck S. at January 29, 2005 6:49 AM

I know what it is. I don't know if I should say anything though. Should I allow folks to try first, saving my point until all have had an opportunity?

Think hard on what I just writ. You'll know if I'm right.

Posted by: David Grenier at January 29, 2005 7:58 AM

Oh, pish, Chuck. You usually catch on to his film posts first!

Oh, that was tiring! I don't think I'll go on!

Posted by: Mags at January 29, 2005 8:26 AM

Whoops, David. I found a small slip up in your post!

Still, it is obvious that you all thought of what I was doing! I can't slip this trick past you folks.

Nobody will say I didn't try!

Posted by: James at January 29, 2005 9:48 AM

Whoops, Chuck! David's sin is also yours!

Posted by: James at January 29, 2005 9:50 AM

Hah... but only in my follow up posting. My original annotation is okay. As is this annotation.

Posted by: Chuck S. at January 29, 2005 11:48 AM

I say, that's right.

Posted by: James at January 29, 2005 2:58 PM

As do I. I got it quickly, too.

Posted by: briwei at January 29, 2005 6:48 PM

How do you do that? How long can it go on as such? I would hardly display ability for such tricks.

Posted by: KissyO at January 29, 2005 7:26 PM

I got it right away also, having tried it once myself. Note that I said "once." It was a pain in the ass so I decided not to do it again. ;-)

Posted by: Julie at January 30, 2005 12:28 PM

This tiring flavor of communication sounds a bit Victorian.

Posted by: Mike at January 30, 2005 3:31 PM

That's an odd conclusion, Mike. Odd and intriguing.

I hadn't thought if it that way.

Posted by: James at January 30, 2005 7:17 PM

Victorian? Possibly. But not Mesozoic. On and on and on...

Posted by: briwei at January 31, 2005 12:19 AM

Doh! Saw my flaw, but could not stop it. My click was through.

Posted by: briwei at January 31, 2005 12:20 AM

It is a trick which is a bit difficult to pull off if going quickly.

I just try not to allow my digits to hit "wrong" locations. By watching, you can stop an "oops!"

By now, is any patron of my blog not conscious of what this funny situation is? Probably not. It is obvious to all by now.

Posted by: James at January 31, 2005 8:31 AM

I have absolutely no idea what you are going on about. I thought "pallindrome" because of the forced sentence structure, but no.

WTF?

Posted by: Patti M. at January 31, 2005 8:55 AM

Eet ees very very subtle.

Posted by: Julie at January 31, 2005 11:29 AM

There ees something we have eschewed.

Posted by: briwei at January 31, 2005 11:40 AM

Patti: it is not what is in the post that is odd, it is what is NOT in the post. What's missing?

Posted by: Chuck S. at January 31, 2005 11:43 AM

No "e"s?

Why would anyone do this?

I'm quite tired.

Posted by: Patti M. at January 31, 2005 12:33 PM

Why would anyone do this?

To hurt your brain! ;-)

Posted by: Chuck S. at January 31, 2005 12:37 PM

OWIE! Mommy, make the bad man stop!

Posted by: Patti M. at January 31, 2005 12:42 PM

ETAONRISHD

Those are the 10 most common letters of the English language, roughly in order of their incidence. Since E is the most common, it is challenging to write a paragraph without it.

I suspect any of the first five letters would be very difficult. Freakin' T appears in the most common demonstratives we use (that, this, those, there) and also of course in the article 'the', and the pronouns 'they', and 'it'. Alas, poor "Knights Who Say Ni", we all no how hard it is to avoid that pronoun.

How shall I scribe a phrase wherein said symbol is excluded? Why would I engage in such a painful exercise? OUCH. MY BRAIN IS ACHING.

Posted by: Chuck S. at January 31, 2005 12:46 PM

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