Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Quote du jour

I thought of trying to rewrite the newsletter with no Fs at all. (After breaking the "F" key on his Macbook). There’s a word for that: lipogram, from the Greek word (λειπογράμματος) meaning “leaving out a letter.” Lipograms are a kind of literary stunt. A famous one was the novel Gadsby, which contains about 50,000 words but no letter E. Some works omit a letter by accident (there is no X or Z in “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”), but the writer of a lipogram does it on purpose.

- Kevin Williamson

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