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    What's unusual about this paragraph?

    How quickly can you find out what is unusual about this paragraph? It looks so ordinary that you would think nothing is wrong with it at all, and, in fact nothing is. But it is unusual. Why? If you study it and think about it, you may find out, but I'm not going to assist you in any way. You must do it without coaching. No doubt, if you work at it for long, it will dawn on you. Who knows? Go to work and try your skill. Par is about half an hour.

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    Re: What's unusual about this paragraph?

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">The letter "E", the most frequently used letter in the English language, doesn't occur in this paragraph.</span hide>

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    Re: What's unusual about this paragraph?

    The exceptionally excellent puzzle required some time, leaving definitly pleasurable impression.

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    Re: What's unusual about this paragraph?

    ...And each word in Stuart's reply has an "e" in it (including "definitly" which is definitely spelled wrong). In reference to original puzzle, for this type of thing you can cheat by using VBA function like that shown in attached text file. When you run test sub using paragraph text in BigKev's post, the result is "EJVXZ". Of course this doesn't tell you the answer, but gives you a clue if you suspect it concerns some common letter not being used....

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