My co-worker came up with this cute little riddle and I thought I might share it with you.

I start with a "he" and end the same
You can't miss me, as I'll drive you insane

What am I?

  • $\begingroup$ are the quotes like this for a reason? $\endgroup$
    – lois6b
    Commented Sep 29, 2016 at 13:04
  • $\begingroup$ @lois6b, that's caused by my keyboard layout. $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 29, 2016 at 13:07

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Perhaps the word you have in mind is


(I'd explain how it fits the clues but it's kinda obvious.)

Possibly relevant link (spoilered because arguably the URL gives a thing or two away):


(The original content at the far end of the link is not terribly interesting; what's relevant is the snippets quoted from Gödel, Escher, Bach.)

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    $\begingroup$ If you expected this response time, you knew it was easy $\endgroup$
    – lois6b
    Commented Sep 29, 2016 at 13:06
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    $\begingroup$ It would have been even faster, but the first version of my answer was auto-rejected for being too short :-). $\endgroup$
    – Gareth McCaughan
    Commented Sep 29, 2016 at 13:08
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    $\begingroup$ I think is not necessary all caps up. pardon me, change it back $\endgroup$
    – lois6b
    Commented Sep 29, 2016 at 13:09
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    $\begingroup$ At first, I thought the answer was actually just "He" :D $\endgroup$
    – Desty
    Commented Sep 29, 2016 at 14:29
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    $\begingroup$ And here I was expecting something like He-Man or hehe. $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 29, 2016 at 15:28

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