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**randompasserby****Member**- Registered: 2006-09-25
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the novel the great gatsby..or however you spell it has 50,000 words in the book right? but get this not one word has the letter e in it. creepy or what?

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**Ricky****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-12-04
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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald has the letter 'e' in many places. Just look at the title. However, Gadsby, by Ernest Vincent Wright, does not.

"In the real world, this would be a problem. But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist. So we'll go ahead and do that now..."

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**randompasserby****Member**- Registered: 2006-09-25
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whops wrong book...

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**Devantè****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-07-14
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Wow, nice find. I wonder if anyone else noticed it.

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