The Case of the Lowercase Letters


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  • The morning after famous lexical semantics professor Edger Nettleson was found dead with a suicide note , his widow went to a detective in search of his highly anticipated paper with the hope that his note would be a clue
  • The detective read the letter and noticed two thing 1. the whole letter was written in lowercase letters (which couldn't have been a mistake) 2.there was an odd number of homophones.
  • the first sentence of homophones put together took the detective and the widow to a basement wine cellar. once they got there the detective continued to read the letter in search of another odd sentence. Then asked the widow a strange question.
  • died, bye, won, which, wheres, ate, carots
  • the detective found the words "died, bye, won, which, wheres, ate, carots." the detective asked the widow the size of her wedding ring, her answer was eight carrots.
  • the detective then realized that Edger Nettelsons wife had killed him but forced him to write a suicide note first to cover her tracks so she would get the money from his unpublished paper but in the end he outsmarted her.
  • you killed your husband and forced him to write a suicide note.
  • The widow was then arrested. The detective walked around the wine cellar after everything was done. it had cases of wine stacked on the floor, he decided to open the lower case.
  • hmmm....
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