More Stupid Word Tricks, taken from Metamagical Themas, by Douglas Hofstadter. These sentences are related to self affirming statements such as This sentence is true.

Terse!

Fourscore and seven words ago, this sentence hadn't started yet.

I've heard that this sentence is a rumor.

  1. This sentence every third, but it still comprehensible.
  2. This would easier understand fewer had omitted.
  3. This impossible except context.
  4. 4'33" attempt idea.

This sentence offers its reader(s) various alternatives/options that he or she (or they) is (are) free to accept and/or reject.

This sentence, as well as any that follow it, was/were not originally thought of by Douglas Hofstadter.

Omit needless words.

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