The first word in this particular list is “aa,” which is a kind of lava.

The next word is “aah,” which is a perfectly legitimate word, so stop looking at me like that.

It’s things like these that make reading textbooks so much easier.

And these:

In 1939 Ernest Vincent Wright published a 50,000 word novel called Gadsby that does not contain the letter “e.” Since “e” is the most common letter in English, that’s not easy to do.

In fact, it is difficult to construct a solitary thought without using that most common symbol. It is slow going at first, but with caution and hours of training you can gradually gain facility.

All right, I’ll stop now.

It reminded me why I liked this book the first time I read it.

From Allen Downey‘s Think Python: How to Think Like a Computer Scientist, Version 1.3.1

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