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This is an oddly unusual group of words.  It's not that anything is wrong, but by contrast it's a bit mystifying in that nothing is wrong with it.  This paragraph's grammar has a quality of curiosity to it that only hints at what forms its abnormal trait.  Can you track down what is so quirky about this post?

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The only quirky thing that I was able to spot with your post was that you used the apostrophe, and spelled plurals and possessives, correctly.

 

BTW GVT, just out of curiosity, is English your native language?

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Lacks the letter 'E'?

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Heraclea got it.

The letter E is statistically the most common letter in the English languages:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letter_frequency  &  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCn8zs912OE

It takes a little bit of effort, and some stretches in a thesaurus, but to compose an entire English paragraph with legible meaning and complete sentences sans-E is challenging.

For example, this reply post (which I'm writing more naturally) has the following statistics (value in brackets includes the URLs): 

E = 42 (50), 12.80% (12.63) vs 13%
T = 38 (46), 11.58% (11.62) vs 9.1%
A = 26 (28), 7.93% (7.07) vs 8.2%
O = 16 (20), 4.88% (5.05) vs 7.5%
I = 27 (32), 8.23% (8.08) vs 7%
N = 22 (25), 6.71% (6.31) vs 6.7%
S = 28 (31), 8.53% (7.83) vs 6.3%
H = 17 (20), 5.18% (5.05) vs 6.1%
R = 16 (19), 4.88% (4.80) vs 6%
D = 3 (4), 0.91% (1.01) vs 4.3%
L = 24 (25), 7.32% (6.31) vs 4%
C = 12 (16), 3.66% (4.04) vs 2.8%
U = 8 (11), 2.44% (2.78) vs 2.8%
M = 10 (11), 3.05% (2.78) vs 2.4%
W = 4 (10), 1.22% (2.53) vs 2.4%
F = 5 (7), 1.52% (1.77) vs 2.2%
G = 12 (13), 3.66% (3.28) vs 2%
Y = 3 (5), 0.91% (1.26) vs 2%
P = 7 (10), 2.13% (2.53) vs 1.9%
B = 4 (5), 1.22% (1.26) vs 1.5%
V = 1 (2), 0.30% (0.51) vs 0.98%
K = 2 (4), 0.61% (1.01) vs 0.77%
X = 1, 0.30% vs 0.15%
J = 0, 0% vs 0.15%
Q = 0 (1), 0% (0.25) vs 0.095%
Z = 0 (1), 0% (0.25) vs 0.074%

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13 minutes ago, GraspingVileTerror said:

Heraclea got it.

 

Yeah, I was way off. 😄

 

I went down the "Colorless green ideas sleep furiously." road after reading the OP and couldn't find my way back.  By the time I realized that was the wrong road it was too late. 😄

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