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    Just what this topic says. can you accomplish it? You might. So, try, if you think you can, but, do not say that symbol, I know it is the most common in anglo saxon nowadays but that must not worry any of you at all.

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    Writing without that particular symbol is hard but it isn't a thing you can't accomplish if you try. Thinking about it, you will find that lots of words don't contain it. Not using a particular symbol is a lipogram, for your information.

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    That word is a word I am familar with actually. Also, an odd guy did do a book of fiction without using that symbol. 50,000 words it had. Words that would look most obvious to us to say in particular situations. That man Simply thought an hour or so to find words that did not contain that digit.

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    This is a fact. I think said book is Gadspy (not film or book, Gatsby). I don't actually know, though. I could look it up, but I am just too lazy.

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    It must look tough to think up a fifty thousand word book without that symbol. I probably couldn't pull that off.
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    I don't think I could also. That is almost too hard.

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    It's not as hard as you might think. You just sub words that contain that symbol for a synonym without it. Still, finishing a book in 50,000 words is difficult to accomplish on its own.

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    I wonder, did Gatsbys author count his words when writing that book, or was a word count thing on his microsoft word program to inform him how many words had come up so far.

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    How many words don't contain that particular symbol, anyway? Can anybody construct that list?
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    @NoirGrimoir; I thought so. I had to look up those words using a digital dictionary which has a portion that has synonyms for words. Was awkward on occasion with substituting words, but I did try.
    @DracoMan; I am thinking that too. It might ask for copying from a dictionary, and the list will look so long anybody wanting to do that must find a good way to do that task. If I jot it all down, my hand will hurt...
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    It looks as though you guys just can't hold back on that symbol aright. It's in a lot of posts. ;)

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    No way, no such symbol is in my post!

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    How about dirty words? I can say a bunch in this discussion, you f***ing s**tpots. (Pardon my Klingon.)

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    Although, I don't know if mods or admins would allow such words on this forum.

    I admit, I did put that symbol in my starting post.

    Apart from my starting post for this topic, what posts did you spot that symbol on? I could not spot any additional flaws in our typing.

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    In post 8 (using symbol, not word, so as not to post that digit), that symbol is found in that word following that first word in your post. So in two posts you didn't stay on task. Bad, MM! I subtract two points from your total! For posts without that symbol, you win a point! Subtract a point for all flaws in posts. (Just now making this up.) I'm at 5!

    (Whoa, I almost did post that symbol on two occasions in this post)

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