Oh, Irish wit, you’re the pig’s whiskers!

In what matter was he born?

He awoke as if from sleep.

His sensations?

Bewilderment, perplexity.

Are not these terms synonymous and one as a consequence redundant?

Yes: but the terms of the inquiry postulated unsingular information.

— Flann O’Brien, At Swim-Two-Birds, Extract from Shorthand Note of a cross-examination of Mr. Trellis at a later date on the occassion of his being on trial for his life, the birth of Furriskey being the subject of the examination referred to

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