Lexa (lexabear) wrote in linguaphiles,
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remove the first letter

Futility Closet, a fun random-stuff blog, recently posted this fun language trick:



Show this bold Prussian that praises slaughter, slaughter brings rout. Teach this slaughter-lover his fall nears.

Grim, no? But remove the first letter of each word and the mood changes:

How his old Russian hat raises laughter — laughter rings out! Each, his laughter over, is all ears.

"Language," wrote Flaubert, "is a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to, while all the time we long to move the stars to pity."
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