A self-referential sentence
is a sentence that
s itself in some manner. Classic
examples; "This sentence is true" - or the
, "This sentence is false
Another amusing example:
This sentence has three a's, two c's, two d's, nineteen e's, six f's, two g's, five h's, ten i's, two l's, twelve n's, nine o's, five r's, twenty six s's, sixteen t's, four u's,
four v's, eight w's, four x's, and two y's.
presented some self-referential
sentences in his book Metamagical Themas
, but with
on numbers and how to "construct" them,
such as this one;
In this sentence, the number of occurences of 0 is 1,
of 1 is 11, of 2 is 2, of 3 is 1, of 4 is 1, of 5 is 1,
of 6 is 1, of 7 is 1, of 8 is 1, and of 9 is 1.