As I commented on Billy’s blog (Billy’s Lines of Gibberish) I’m always learning new and interesting facts from many of the posts that he writes. His latest post happens to be about the French writer, Georges Perec who wrote a 300 page novel back in 1969 called La Disparition which was translated into English as A Void .
I’m sure the novel is interesting in itself, but what I find so fascinating is, it was written without using the letter ‘E’ at all! Think about it! Writing 300 pages and not using the most commonly used letter in the alphabet is a feat in and of itself!!! If you don’t believe me, just try typing one or two sentences without using an ‘e’ and you’ll soon see that it’s not as easy as it sounds!
Billy was going to write his post without using one, but soon realized it was going to take some time and effort! I wrote two comments on his blog, not using the ‘e’ and that took some thinking on how to word it so I could convey the meaning, and yet be grammatically correct.
Maya M….: Okay! So now it’s your turn to try your hand at saying what you want to say and omitting that tiny symbol that most of us can not do without! Pop along to Billy’s Blog for additional information on said author and info on this topic. Now that wasn’t so difficult,…. but this is not how I would normally say things!
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