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Posers and Puzzles

  1. 02 Aug '06 16:35
    ..about this paragraph? --
    "Gatsby was walking back from a visit down in Branton Hill's manufacturing district on a Saturday night. A busy day's traffic had had its noisy run; and with not many folks in sight, His Honor got along without having to stop to grasp a hand, or talk; for a mayor out of City Hall is a shining mark for any politician. And so, coming to Broadway, a booming bass drum and sounds of singing, told of a small Salvation Army unit carrying on amidst Broadway's night shopping crowds. Gatsby, walking towards that group, saw a young girl, back toward him, just finishing a long, soulful oration ... "
    The above passage is taken from the book "Gatsby" written by Ernest Vincent Wright in the late 1930's
    -Nothing is really wrong with the paragraph.. it is just unusual though. Why?
  2. Standard member JYD
    02 Aug '06 16:58
    googled .. interesting though
  3. 02 Aug '06 16:59
    Originally posted by JYD
    googled .. interesting though
    Yes it is interesting.
  4. 02 Aug '06 17:02
    There are no spelling mistakes.
  5. 02 Aug '06 17:03
    Originally posted by JYD
    googled ..
    Bravo.
  6. 02 Aug '06 17:10
    Originally posted by ThudanBlunder
    There are no spelling mistakes.
    that doesn't make it unusual.
  7. 02 Aug '06 17:11
    Originally posted by name2invalid
    that doesn't make it unusual.
    On this site it does.
  8. 02 Aug '06 17:13
    Originally posted by ThudanBlunder
    On this site it does.
    ~!~
  9. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    02 Aug '06 17:16
    Well Duh, no Z's
  10. 02 Aug '06 17:19
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Well Duh, no Z's
    Z is not a very common letter to make its absence from this paragraph unusual.
  11. 02 Aug '06 18:27
    no Q's either
  12. 02 Aug '06 18:43
    he's called your honour but then referred to as mayor.
  13. Standard member IM4Y2NV
    Dadohalic
    02 Aug '06 19:31
    Originally posted by name2invalid
    ..about this paragraph? --
    "Gatsby was walking back from a visit down in Branton Hill's manufacturing district on a Saturday night. A busy day's traffic had had its noisy run; and with not many folks in sight, His Honor got along without having to stop to grasp a hand, or talk; for a mayor out of City Hall is a shining mark for any politician. And so, ...[text shortened]... 1930's
    -Nothing is really wrong with the paragraph.. it is just unusual though. Why?
    Extremely entertaining read everyone agree?
  14. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    02 Aug '06 19:32
    Originally posted by name2invalid
    The above passage is taken from the book "Gatsby" written by Ernest Vincent Wright in the late 1930's
    -Nothing is really wrong with the paragraph.. it is just unusual though. Why?
    Copycat.

    http://www.timeforchess.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=48736#post_875661
  15. 02 Aug '06 21:01
    Originally posted by name2invalid
    ..about this paragraph? --
    "Gatsby was walking back from a visit down in Branton Hill's manufacturing district on a Saturday night. A busy day's traffic had had its noisy run; and with not many folks in sight, His Honor got along without having to stop to grasp a hand, or talk; for a mayor out of City Hall is a shining mark for any politician. And so, ...[text shortened]... 1930's
    -Nothing is really wrong with the paragraph.. it is just unusual though. Why?
    theres traffic but not many people?