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1 I misspelled the word "oversight" in a work email today

2 My teacher said to do a project about Fahrenheit 451, a book about books being illegal, where we made a robot that will help the censors burn books more efficiently, and I made a reference to Charlotte's Web...

3 An alliance of (now) thirteen cities is still known as "The Twelve Cities" after several of the now allied cities destroyed one of the most prominent cities and two more were built in its place?...

4 i believed a broken automaton would save me

5 Trumps administration hyerbolally hyping terrorist attacks, and the actively defends the authoritarian leader of Russia....

6 a kid tells his dad he has cancer and then his dad gets cancer

7 victor spent his time trying to make life but is about to die

8 In the story a visit for charity is it ironic that marian got something from the ladies, but wouldn't give something as simple as a penny back...

9 Would it be ironic if over time the word etymology came to mean something else?...

10 Gilray kept pestering me with letters about his chrysanthemum. He seemed to have no faith in me-a detestable thing in a man who calls himself your friend. ...

11 Alan Moore said he will never return to write super heros comics is now writing darking duc...

12 Dr Suess Did not like children.

13 The Gettysburg Address, perhaps the most famous Presidential speech of all time which is inscribed prominently on the wall of the Lincoln Memorial, includes the phrase "The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here...."...

14 His interest was a mere sniff

15 A man gets super powers and robs a bank, and later ends up protecting the bank from getting robbed using his super powers....

16 a character gets sentenced to death when the country's motto is "freedom, equality and fraternity"?...

17 A student spells every word on a spelling test wrong except for the word illiterate?...

18 While someone is speaking about their vast knowledge of vocabulary and their careful choices in wording, they misuse a word....

19 Someone tries to correct your grammar, and makes a grammar mistake?

20 The werewolf is a vegetarian in her human form.

21 A person finds peace and happiness working a minimum wage job

22 JFK was reading a James Bond novel the night before he was assassinated. So was Lee Harvey Oswald....

23 "keep your nose out of things you do not know anything". "Maxime had him in a fierce and disquieting gaze" "Ican not take anybody seriously who sits around all day reading astrology magazines"...

24 I'm writing a formal college admissions essay on humour

25 The something which can't be described is described by the word 'ineffable'...