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Ernest Vincent Wright's Dictionary
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Origin

Ernest Vincent Wright

Type

Dictionary

Effects

Alters cognitive functions including the activator’s first letter of their name

Downsides

Difficult learning curve

Activation

Reading

Collected by

Warehouse 13

Section

Clio-362A

Aisle

754620-8662

Shelf

176816-4829-182

Date of Collection

June 27, 1988

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OriginEdit

Ernest Vincent Wright authored the 50,000 word long novel ​Gadsby​, which avoided using the letter "e" throughout the entire story. Many linguistic choices involving quantity, actions and pronouns became unavailable, so he employed simpler verbage such as changing 'walked' into 'did walk'. Most copies were destroyed in a fire and only a handful of critics ever read the constrained text. The physical books remain a rare collector's prized item, while the story itself has been published within the public domain.

EffectsEdit

Removes the ability to see, speak, or even think of words that include the first letter of their name. Initially, they will feel a great urge to suddenly stop speaking or interacting with their environment. After a small amount of acclimatization, they will gradually become fluent in their altered lexicon, although they will still have difficulty re-learning old concepts.

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