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There are always two of my kind in any group of people
I am the beginning of an emperor
But nowhere in his second-in-command
You can argue I'm dirty
Well, I am dirty, and smelly too
What am I?

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Are you

The letter 'p'?

There are always two of my kind in any group of people

There are two 'p's in 'people'.

I am the beginning of an emperor

emperor

But nowhere in his second-in-command

There is no 'p' in 'second-in-command'

You can argue I'm dirty

There's a slightly taboo word that starts with 'p'

Well, I am dirty, and smelly too

Like, poo.

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  • $\begingroup$ @boboquack - it's in the first half. But yeah, I couldn't really make that line fit. $\endgroup$ – Mithical Mar 26 '17 at 7:06
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    $\begingroup$ When I said pee, I meant for the last line $\endgroup$ – boboquack Mar 26 '17 at 7:16
  • $\begingroup$ I dont get the beginning part. It should have been in the beginning I guess $\endgroup$ – Techidiot Mar 26 '17 at 9:36
  • $\begingroup$ @Techidiot - quite possible. $\endgroup$ – Mithical Mar 26 '17 at 9:37
  • $\begingroup$ @Techidiot The second and third are reference to the fourth, fifth, and sixth. $\endgroup$ – user_194421 Mar 26 '17 at 10:26

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