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Re: Two bits for your thoughts

by Elgon (Curate)
on Mar 02, 2004 at 20:38 UTC ( #333363=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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That was a fun riddle - I didn't realise that there were no e's in it, although I did get the other two.

Did you get the inspiration from "La Disparition" by George Perec? (It was a book written in French which didn't contain a single letter "e". It was translated into English by Gilbert Adair under the title of "The Void".)


"Stercus! Dixit Pooh. Eeyore, missilis lux navigii heffalumporum iaculas. Piglet, mecum ad cellae migratae secundae concurras."

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Re: Re: Two bits for your thoughts
by Limbic~Region (Chancellor) on Mar 02, 2004 at 20:46 UTC
    I had heard about the novel a long time ago, but no. I love brain teasers and logic puzzles and found this some time ago as well. It was when I was correcting a newbie in Freenet's #perl about when certain things were allowed to be omitted that I got the inspiration. I then constructed my version.

    Cheers - L~R

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