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Play On Words
posted by Brando Dimagiba on 07/04/2013 01:03 PM

In 1939, Ernest Vincent Wright published the novel Gadsby. The story is set on the  declining fictional city of Branton Hills, which is somehow rejuvenated thanks to the efforts of the book's hero, John Gadsby with the help of a youth group he organizes. The novel contained 50,110 words, each one does not contain the letter 'e.' The whole novel is an example of a lipogram, which is a written work from which the author avoids using one or more letters of the alphabet.Logology used to mean “the scientific study of words.” But in 1965, Dmitri Borgmann resurrected the obsolete... read more

tags: play on words, logology, recreational letter play, anagram, lipogram, acrostic, isogram, pangram

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