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What's Unusual About This?


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#1 Andrew

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 05:26 AM

How quickly can you find out what is so unusual about this paragraph? It looks so ordinary that you would think that nothing is wrong with it at all, and, in fact, nothing is. But it is unusual. Why? If you study it and think about it, you may find out, but I am not going to assist you in any way. You must do it without coaching. No doubt, if you work at it for long, it will dawn on you. Who knows? Go to work and try your skill. Par is about half an hour.

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 08:58 AM

Took me two readings of the paragraph to figure et out.
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Posted 16 March 2007 - 09:19 AM

I dunno what ees wrong with eet

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 09:54 AM

Eeks that was odd
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Posted 16 March 2007 - 10:28 AM

My first thought was that it was propeerly punctuateed and all the words weeree propeerly speelleed. Don't seeee that too ofteen.
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Posted 16 March 2007 - 10:58 AM

My first thought was that it was propeerly punctuateed and all the words weeree propeerly speelleed. Don't seeee that too ofteen.


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Posted 16 March 2007 - 12:09 PM

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Wonder if I'm correct ?
It is unusual because you imply that there is something unusal about it. The question would normally not be asked when a writer of the subject knows that there is nothing wrong or unusual.
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Posted 16 March 2007 - 12:14 PM

I've got two ideas and I don't know which one is correct.
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Posted 16 March 2007 - 02:35 PM

Well, if there actually IS somit unusual about it, then maybe its the fact that the whole subject of the paragraph asks you "how quick you can find" somit unusual; "why" it is unusual and so fourth, those are the main questions, but surely these questions are answered in the second sentence? It says there is nothing unusual.

It looks so ordinary that you would think that nothing is wrong with it at all, and, in fact, nothing is.


I dont think its unusual i think its a banana eating a horse hoof!

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 04:13 PM

Well, if there actually IS somit unusual about it, then maybe its the fact that the whole subject of the paragraph asks you "how quick you can find" somit unusual; "why" it is unusual and so fourth, those are the main questions, but surely these questions are answered in the second sentence? It says there is nothing unusual.


It looks so ordinary that you would think that nothing is wrong with it at all, and, in fact, nothing is.


I dont think its unusual i think its a banana eating a horse hoof!


:thumbsup: I like the bit about the banana & the horse hoof, picture it your mind for awhile. Kinda gets ya don't it!!! TEE!! HEE!!
I do think you have hit the nail on the head with your reply to the question under discussion however.
Let's see what nn23 has to say about it shall we? Well nn23 give us each a PM if we have it!!

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 04:26 PM

I can say that Paul-uk, boopme, ddeerrff, and joe2005 caught on and followed my lead.
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Posted 18 March 2007 - 01:28 AM

I think I have it.
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Posted 18 March 2007 - 11:21 AM

I Finalllly got et! :thumbsup:
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Posted 18 March 2007 - 11:27 AM

Finally is better than never... Eh?
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Posted 18 March 2007 - 02:39 PM

And for those who haven't keeeeeep looking you'll get it.
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