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176 you are writing a dissertation on vampires, and it becomes so taxing that it just sucks the life out of you...

177 In a novel, two brothers announce their intention to murder a man to everyone who happens to pass their way for an entire morning. A third of the people they meet support their decision, a third try to warn the potential victim, but fail, for various reasons, and a final third attempt to stop the brothers, but for whatever reason, fail. Finally, the brothers hide next to the front door of their target, only to discover that the man, finding his front door inconvenient, in general chooses to leave through the back door of his home....

178 the moor is dark beneath the moon?

179 Is it ironic that "another scheme I had was to translate some songs from French into English, but no one wanted to sing them?"...

180 the author who wrote a book about the Malvern Hills is then reading the book itself on the Malvern Hills?....

181 I had to explain the word comprehensible for a low literacy audience?

182 ...if you write a essay about how hard it is to write an essay?

183 Charles is convicted as a sex offender ,and is released early because of good behavior but later commits the same crime once again....

184 meredith decides to live with her grandmother because she is terrified to go home , but a few hours later she heads home...

185 Blind people are not allowed in a competition, but this blind girl still goes on the stage and performs and at the end the judges get to know that she was blind....

186 a website that espouses its expertise doesn't use the proper possessive form? It is, after all, the readers' verdict, not a single reader's verdict.

-- Noted and fixed, thank you. Perhaps this is a good example of Murphy's Law, whereby any written piece regarding 'correct form' will undoubtedly contain mistakes. ...

187 Ray Bradbury's book Fahrenheit 451, is consistently on the top 100 list of banned books in the US....

188 someone will write a poem about how homework takes forever, and then they realize they're done?...

189 In Frankenstein, is it ironic that the creature says the cottagers were his protectors...

190 the dictionary entry for "short" is really, really long?

191 Hamlet uses Socratic irony rather than tragic irony to expose his father's murder....

192 In Harry Potter, "the boy who lived" died, than came back to life?...

193 Hester's daughter Pearl from the Scarlet Letter thinks she will also eventually have to wear a scarlet letter like her mom when she gets older?...

194 a husband gave his wife a skunk for Valentine...

195 Severus Snape is killed by a snake, his Hogwarts House mascot.

196 the only word that you spell right on a spelling test is "illiterate"?...

197 that you can be or not to be as Hamlet would say?

198 A man with the last name Shakespeare is completely illiterate?

199 While arguing to defend that someone else is in fact "clever", that someone would misspell the word "they're" as "there"....

200 In a Clean, well-lighted place, one of the last lines is "He would lie in the bed and finally, with daylight, he would go to sleep."...