Seeing as how this is the solution to An Unusual Paragraph, maybe you should go read that node before you read this one...


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--jest using up some space--


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--don't want you to see the answer by accident--


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--Okay, enough.--


There weren't any 'E''s. The entire paragraph was written without using the letter e. This is an example of a Lipogram.

The paragraph was written by Eliot Hearst in his article Psychology and Nothing, American Scientist, vol. 79, no. 5 (September-October 1991). He used to demonstrate the difficulty of trying to find an absence of stuff as a solution to a problem.

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