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In Chapter 7 of Lewis Carroll’s Alice Adventures in Wonderland, the Mad Hatter asked this unanswered riddle, “Why is a raven like a writing desk?” Several readers were perplexed (and I was one of them) and Carroll had continuously received letters requesting … Continue reading
A lipogram is a form of constrained writing composed of words wherein a letter or a group of letters of the alphabet is avoided. You can see some examples of lipogram in my post “Six Mary Had a Little Lamb lipograms” where the popular nursery rhyme is written in six different versions using different … Continue reading
I have tried a hundred times, I guess, To find a rhyme for month; I have failed a hundred times, I know, But succeeded the hundred and one-th. There were two men a training went. It was in December month; … Continue reading
There is a Czech tongue twister “Strč prst skrz krk” (meaning “stick your finger through your throat”) which doesn’t contain any vowel. It’s difficult to pronounce this sentence, especially for foreigners. So it’s used as a challenge for those learning … Continue reading
A lipogram is a form of constrained writing composed of words wherein a letter or a group of letters of the alphabet is avoided. Usually, the letter “e”, the most common letter in the English language is omitted. For example, Gadsby by Ernest … Continue reading
Bulldozer – someone who sleeps during a political speech.