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Date: 03/22/06 02:30 AM

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    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    March 22, 2006 at 1:27 am
    Link: Gadsby - A story written without using the letter `e`.
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    Ashley Female 13-17
    125 posts
    March 22, 2006 at 2:49 am
    also.... i cant be bothered reading even the first page...
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    Chibee Female 13-17
    130 posts
    March 22, 2006 at 3:27 am
    that guy has too much time on his hands
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    Osprey39 Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2006 at 4:22 am
    Now that is a true writing exercise. Pretty impressive.
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    amba Female 18-29
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    March 22, 2006 at 6:37 am
    wow... that`s amazing. I would read more, but this screen is killing my eyes.
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    KMeTG Male 18-29
    1265 posts
    March 22, 2006 at 6:57 am
    Alright alright I believe you, you did it!
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    benjbenj Male 30-39
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    March 22, 2006 at 7:22 am
    wow, that must have been quite a job!
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    crazyguy24 Male 18-29
    552 posts
    March 22, 2006 at 7:39 am
    I keep searching for an E. I CAN`T FIND ONE!
    This guys insane.
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    ptcruiser Male 13-17
    27 posts
    March 22, 2006 at 8:25 am
    The guy wrote it in 1939, and he`s dead now. You can hardly say "that guy has too much time on his hands". He musta been pretty clever to do it.
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    deaf_woman Male 30-39
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    March 22, 2006 at 8:46 am
    Good to know we can survive, in case terrorists kidnap the letter e.
    Or something like that.
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    Fetikka Male 13-17
    76 posts
    March 22, 2006 at 9:08 am
    not a single e in it... must`ve been frustrating to write it. still pretty crap.
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    HairyEyeball Male 13-17
    451 posts
    March 22, 2006 at 10:26 am
    how can u rite a whole story without using the word "THE"!!!!
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    HairyEyeball Male 13-17
    451 posts
    March 22, 2006 at 10:27 am
    or tree, pencil, letter, paper, and so on
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    BleednBeauty Female 18-29
    573 posts
    March 22, 2006 at 10:42 am
    SHWOAH! :-O I`m impressed. That guy`s a frockin` genius. I wouldn`t have the patience...or even WANT to do it. Too pointless for my liking.
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    damurfdog Female 13-17
    264 posts
    March 22, 2006 at 10:46 am
    holy..........ALRIGHT I AM EFFING TIRED OF SAYING HOLY, QUIT BEING SO AMAZING.

    that guy has waaaaaaaaaay 2 much time on his hands

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    nerb Female 18-29
    296 posts
    March 22, 2006 at 11:07 am
    That was amazingly brilliant. I just tried to write the post without the letter e, but my vocabulary isn`t wide enough. (grumble)
    Very impressive! Though pointless, I must agree.
    Did he sit there with a thesarus or something?
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    7451 Male 70 & Over
    1478 posts
    March 22, 2006 at 11:26 am
    now that is a sad man.
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    2an2makes5 Female 18-29
    337 posts
    March 22, 2006 at 11:38 am
    lol he tied down the letter E so he wudnt write it by mistake, cool, must hav bin on a typewriter tho, not on a computer
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    Menjensen57 Male 13-17
    78 posts
    March 22, 2006 at 11:41 am
    This is amazing! But I would go crazy if I had to do anything this rigorous. I did all of this without using a book of synonyms.
    Yay! I did it! B-U-R-N.
    But I couldn`t try to form a conclusion on how hard it is to do this for 50,000 words.
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    Buffyphil Male 18-29
    273 posts
    March 22, 2006 at 12:17 pm
    I think it`s sad when people have so much time on their hands.
    I don`t even think this is gunna get famous and published or anything?
    (except on the internet)
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    anglatay Female 18-29
    379 posts
    March 22, 2006 at 12:25 pm
    I would miss the `e` if we didn`t use it.
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    Juicy__Lucy Female 13-17
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    March 22, 2006 at 12:43 pm
    I once wrote a whole story with no vowels.

    THATS RIGHT! N VWLS!!!!

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    kmdavis85 Female 18-29
    605 posts
    March 22, 2006 at 1:18 pm
    Holy crap - that must have been hard.
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    chopper13 Male 13-17
    252 posts
    March 22, 2006 at 1:28 pm
    first page second line this guy was desperate. i quote "a child don`t know nothing" I mean wtf atleast try using proper grammar lol
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    KMeTG Male 18-29
    1265 posts
    March 22, 2006 at 1:39 pm
    "A child don`t know nothing". If you read it again you`ll notice that the poor use of grammar also serves to emphasise the contrast between what the author is saying and the people he is quoting. The people he is quoting are wrong in their opinion and this is highlighted by their poor use of grammar. The grammar used by the author is good grammar, while those quoted do not have good grammar because they are ignorant.
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    smelzbelz Female 13-17
    81 posts
    March 22, 2006 at 1:58 pm
    reminds me of a riddle i solved once- u had to find out why a paragraph was strange, and that was because it had no "e"s in it. I cant live without the letter e, as my name begins with it-go letter e!
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    rockingout Male 13-17
    44 posts
    March 22, 2006 at 2:10 pm
    holy wow, that man is an amazing author to accomplish a task such as that. it`s difficult right now to just put down this post without that...uhh....thing. ya...that thing.
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    philitup23 Male 18-29
    468 posts
    March 22, 2006 at 2:25 pm
    On 3/22/2006 12:43:40 PM Juicy__Lucy wrote: I once wrote a whole story with no vowels. THATS RIGHT! N VWLS!!!!

    you messed up...`a` in "thats" is a vowel

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    philitup23 Male 18-29
    468 posts
    March 22, 2006 at 2:26 pm
    so is the `i`
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    Guinstar Female 13-17
    572 posts
    March 22, 2006 at 2:27 pm
    And i in right... :)

    ""I think it`s sad when people have so much time on their hands.
    I don`t even think this is gunna get famous and published or anything?
    (except on the internet)""

    Well it was written in the 1930s (i think) a long time ago, anyway. So i think your point is a bit invalid.. :-)


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    coxycox Male 18-29
    332 posts
    March 22, 2006 at 2:31 pm
    WHY ARE YOU ALL TALKING TO THE AUTHOR? HE DIED THE DAY IT WAS PUBLISHED. *ROLLS EYES*
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    dani_chick Female 18-29
    290 posts
    March 22, 2006 at 2:44 pm
    *sigh* This is a work of genious, and it`s too bad that people really can`t see that. (ahem, "This person had way to much time on their hands.")This was truely a great challenge and shows talent
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    SnowWolf Female 13-17
    349 posts
    March 22, 2006 at 2:50 pm
    Too short of an attention to bother reading it.
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    dragonrice Male 18-29
    632 posts
    March 22, 2006 at 3:30 pm
    WOW! This guy should really get a life unless he`s getting paid alot for this.
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    Zody Female 18-29
    188 posts
    March 22, 2006 at 4:27 pm
    *sigh* This is a work of genious, and it`s too bad that people really can`t see that. (ahem, "This person had way to much time on their hands.")This was truely a great challenge and shows talent

    I think most of the people who claim that someone "had too much time on their hands" are just jealous or annoyed because they don`t have the talent or motivation to do something like this.

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    crazyguy24 Male 18-29
    552 posts
    March 22, 2006 at 4:48 pm
    Ok, now I`m going to do a post without an E. Not counting that. So, I`m not going to actually read that story, not that I would want to. So, going good so far. I got in a car to go to school today. Isaac quit South Park. I`m gonna miss that guy. So, my birthday was March 21. I had a party. With pop. It took me a bit to do this post. I think South Park is on tonight. A NOT old one.
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    crazyguy24 Male 18-29
    552 posts
    March 22, 2006 at 4:50 pm
    CRAP! I got an e!
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    perfectly_me Female 13-17
    314 posts
    March 22, 2006 at 5:15 pm
    Woahh that`s amazing. I searched everywhere and didnt find a single e. Wow.

    (hehe, just in this message i used `e` 12 times)

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    Buffyphil Male 18-29
    273 posts
    March 22, 2006 at 5:17 pm
    Oh yeh , my point was invalid. sorry.
    I still think he was a bit sad though, even if he was from the past.
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    CptObvious Male 13-17
    285 posts
    March 22, 2006 at 5:39 pm
    thats crazy

    and I tried to fin e, all I did was Ctrl + F, type in e, and I didn`t find any... that`s crazy

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    IAmTheMoose Male 18-29
    1343 posts
    March 22, 2006 at 5:50 pm
    the `e-less` paragraph i can understand... but this guy, even if he is dead, took it to the next level....


    ill read it, eventually ;)

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    theshark350 Male 18-29
    429 posts
    March 22, 2006 at 6:06 pm
    oftener isn`t a word (it`s in the intro)...

    Also in eighth grade we had to write a story without using `e`. Needless to say, it is quite a task.

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    gibsonsga73 Male 13-17
    268 posts
    March 22, 2006 at 6:29 pm
    i didnt read it all, but thats pretty cool. I cant even write a page without E`s
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    Broken-Wings Female 18-29
    114 posts
    March 22, 2006 at 6:46 pm
    Ouch. I don`t want to know how long that took to write. It`s an interesting story though.
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    Irishchibi1 Female 13-17
    145 posts
    March 22, 2006 at 6:46 pm
    It doesn`t count, he didn`t use proper english on some sentences
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    neeley2009 Male 18-29
    142 posts
    March 22, 2006 at 7:37 pm
    Again, as many people have said, it was the 1930`s. Plus, some of the greatest books don`t use proper English, it only adds to the feel of the story.
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    Gucciprincss Female 30-39
    550 posts
    March 22, 2006 at 7:38 pm
    Amazing
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    kristun666 Female 18-29
    214 posts
    March 22, 2006 at 8:14 pm
    I don`t exactly have the patience to read this story, but it is impressive nonetheless. It takes real talent to be able to write a story without the letter "e". Especially since it is the most commonly used letter in the english alphabet.
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    Jimbo1027 Male 13-17
    102 posts
    March 22, 2006 at 9:21 pm
    This is my try at doing a full post without that horrid " ". Truly it is hard to finish a book without that button, but look i can do it now, and this was written from 9:22-9:24
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    Osprey39 Male 18-29
    1409 posts
    March 22, 2006 at 9:22 pm
    Seriously, all you morons with ADD who need constant stimulation--the author was a professional writer, he wrote for a living. He probably wrote this story as a personal challenge, not to make a profit. So stop saying stupid crap like "he needs to get a life lol." And the book was published by the way.
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    AMU Female 18-29
    119 posts
    March 23, 2006 at 12:19 am
    Excellent! (3 "e" in one word...tsk tsk tsk!!)
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    FyrfytinGirl Female 13-17
    55 posts
    March 23, 2006 at 9:28 am
    A story with no E`s?

    This is not a story, it`s a freakin book! LOL

    Too long ... got bored after the first paragraph or two.

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    ajr2006 Male 18-29
    943 posts
    March 23, 2006 at 9:53 am
    wow so that`s what its like to have no life.
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    ajr2006 Male 18-29
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    March 23, 2006 at 9:55 am
    HA juicy-lucy you`re an idiot, "I" is a vowel, and so is "A"
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    upendy Female 13-17
    1211 posts
    March 24, 2006 at 6:21 pm
    how could u writ a whol story without that lttr? its lik impossibl. c i can barly writ this commnt without th lttr E!
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    vachement Male 18-29
    129 posts
    March 24, 2006 at 8:02 pm
    That was sweet. And for the person who said that the person has no time on their hands, you`re wrong, because writers WRITE. That`s what they do. And this person experimented with writing. Do scientists have too much time on their hands when they`re making experiments? No, they`re doing their job. So, shut up.
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    lerber3 Male 40-49
    47 posts
    March 28, 2006 at 10:48 pm
    H* must b* a chart*r m*mb*r of th* g*t a lif* club
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    Gothica666 Female 13-17
    108 posts
    April 16, 2006 at 12:21 pm
    Less `E`s More `A`s
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    Gothica666 Female 13-17
    108 posts
    April 16, 2006 at 12:26 pm
    Well, WAY too many `a`s
  60. Profile photo of Gothica666
    Gothica666 Female 13-17
    108 posts
    April 19, 2006 at 6:55 am
    Lets just pretend we didnt have the letter E on our Keyboards:i am writin lyk a chav . Thats what happens.
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    dollars Female 13-17
    16 posts
    April 24, 2006 at 7:19 pm
    I FOUND AN "E"!!!!

    Go to chapter 10 4th paragraph, its says "he".

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    dollars Female 13-17
    16 posts
    April 24, 2006 at 7:21 pm
    just kidding
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    Lord-Help-me Female 13-17
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    June 21, 2006 at 2:53 am
    I will right this comment without using the letter
    "E".
    ---------------------------------------------------
    Hmm, i should think that this was a sure-fire hit,
    But sadly i dont. Sure, its amazing, but jumping off
    a building, or possibly Chowing down on a 15 pound hamburger is more Brain-boggling than this. Hats off to the author of this book, though, you did a good job. I saw this on my tv, it was cool, caught my thought, but not by much. but, now im looking at it on I-A-B, and now i think its just plain cool.
    ----------------------------------------------
    AHA! NO "E"`S!!
    :D
    Beat that, bush.
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    Lord-Help-me Female 13-17
    70 posts
    June 21, 2006 at 2:55 am
    Damn it, replace "hats of to the" with "hats off to sir author of this book"
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    CptObvious Male 13-17
    285 posts
    December 8, 2007 at 1:19 pm
    This story is simply a work of art. How much agitation this brings can not be told. I am simply blown away by how much writing capability this author has.

    ;)

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