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76 In the Odyssey, the goddess Athena disguises herself as an old man and uses special sandals to walk on the water to get to Ithaka. Telemakhos, the man whom she stays with, questions the goddess-appearing-as-man about how he arrived in Ithaka, saying "What kind of ship is yours ... I don't suppose you walked here on the sea."...

77 A web site that offers a free course on editing and proof reading has three glaring typos....

78 on "How to Write a Resume" someone is trying to emphasis the importance of "the attention todetail", yet forgets to include a space between the words?...

79 I loved the book The Book Thief by Mark Zusak; I decided not to give it back to the owner....

80 Is it ironic that Mrs Bennet is always telling her daughters to find a husband when she is in fact the one repelling the men away?...

81 there is an S in the word "lisp"

82 When a grammar nazi who corrected your grammar makes a grammatical error...

83 Is it ironic that in Shakespeare's Hamlet, the To Be or Not To Be soliloquy reveals Hamlet's growing madness, whilst immediately after this scene Claudius determines that Hamlet is not mad?...

84 'He near laughed at the irony of giving a boy advice on living and girls while he himself still hadn't experienced the pleasures of a relationship with one.' This is a sentence from my story. One question: Is this Irony?...

85 in Shakespeare's 'King Lear', Lear divides up his kingdom hoping to prevent future conflict but his actions actually cause conflict. where, if he had probably left it until after his death, there would have been no conflict?...

86 I have a stuffed tiger named Calvin?

87 a dyslexic person used maths to justify the reason why they do not read books?...

88 Once Oedipus saw the truth of his circumstances, he blinded himself.

89 I dont know the defenition of ironic, yet I claim things as ironic.

90 the younger sister in Agnes Owens' short story 'The Lighthouse' says to her sibling "I hope a monster doesn't get you" and later in the story, a monster in fact, gets them both....

91 To write sieg heil in hebrew

92 The woman in the novel, who is not perceived as being very strong has to be strong for her daughter whom is very depressed, even suicidal?...

93 Silence can have many levels of feelings that are unexpressed, but does not necessarily mean goodbye....

94 Is is ironic that - I've just looked up the word tautology, and it pretty much repeats the same definition four times. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/tautology...

95 A list of books under 200 pages, meant for readers withs short attention spans, is given as an infographic rather than a list...

96 Is it ironic that someone says, "It's great to have pneumonoultamicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis!"....

97 A woman posts a proud picture of her child's writing, highlighting their "correct" use of the word "their" and lamenting that even many 30 year olds can't get this correct. The usage isn't correct....

98 the fictitious novel's plot was the constant surveillance of computer comments by employees and non-employees. Upper management stole thousands of dollars from this same company and went unnoticed....

99 An article on grammar contains a grammatical error?

100 I had given an opinion on reading vs. hearing Shakespeare's works saying I like lingering over the written words. I also was reading the poetry of e.e. cummings earlier this evening. I went to a website and found an award given to a boy of someone whom I care for. The article explained that poetry is not just meant to be written, but instead,to be heard. The article also mentioned Shakespeare. So there is Shakespeare, poetry, written vs. listening, surprise of an award, all within the same evening....