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what is unusual about this paragraph?

The paragraph below is most unusual. How quickly can you find out what is so unusual about it? It looks so ordinary you'd think nothing was wrong with it - and in fact, nothing is wrong with it. It is unusual though. Why?


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"Gatsby was walking back from a visit down in Branton Hill's manufacturing district on a Saturday night. A busy day's traffic had had its noisy run; and with not many folks in sight, His Honor got along without having to stop to grasp a hand, or talk; for a mayor out of City Hall is a shining mark for any politician. And so, coming to Broadway, a booming bass drum and sounds of singing, told of a small Salvation Army unit carrying on amidst Broadway's night shopping crowds. Gatsby, walking towards that group, saw a young girl, back toward him, just finishing a long, soulful oration ... "
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Old 01-31-2007, 05:55 AM

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There is not a single 'E' in the entire paragraph.
I looked at this for almost a half hour trying to figure it out.
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There is not a single 'E' in the entire paragraph.
I looked at this for almost a half hour trying to figure it out.


Tho, I noticed it almost immediately...
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Lyndaslp - It's easier for you. You're a language specialist. You know your stuff. If an E is missing - rightfully or wrongfully - you'd notice it. Good going folks. I probably would never have noticed.
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The first unusual thing I noticed is that the post is a year old!!
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