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Wow. I said I might undertake to create fresh and witty Puzzling questions because brilliant men on the internet have solved my latest ones way too speedily for my foolish conceited pride - so everyone consider this a fledgling attempt I expect qualifies for favorable attention and greater votes ...

What is this puzzle about?

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    $\begingroup$ Puzzles like this are like ciphertext - the shorter ones are harder to chip away at! $\endgroup$ – Phylyp Mar 14 '18 at 13:47
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    $\begingroup$ Ha! I knew you would post something like this. :P $\endgroup$ – Sid Mar 14 '18 at 13:50
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    $\begingroup$ Beat me to it :P $\endgroup$ – Quintec Mar 14 '18 at 13:54
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    $\begingroup$ @Rubio - roughly how long did it take you to frame this? $\endgroup$ – Phylyp Mar 14 '18 at 14:01
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    $\begingroup$ Wow. I knew I would... see this today!! $\endgroup$ – ABcDexter Mar 14 '18 at 14:03
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Hey! A date I maybe predicted to appear today has truly occurred perfectly...


This puzzle is about:

Pi, which is appropriate because today is Pi day (a.k.a. 14th March, or 3.14 in American style).

Because:

The number of letters in each word form the digits of:

$\pi = 3.14159\ 26535\ 89793\ 23846\ 26433\ 83279\ 50288\ 41971\ 69399\ 375 ... $

with the hyphen in "conceited pride - so everyone" standing for zero

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    $\begingroup$ Even the dot is in the right place! Nice puzzle Rubio $\endgroup$ – ferret Mar 14 '18 at 13:56
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    $\begingroup$ And the trailing ellipsis is functional as well. :) thanks $\endgroup$ – Rubio Mar 14 '18 at 13:59
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    $\begingroup$ I particularly like the hyphen :-) $\endgroup$ – Phylyp Mar 14 '18 at 14:00
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    $\begingroup$ The "today" is what twigged me onto this, and gave me a respite from doing letter frequency analysis! $\endgroup$ – Phylyp Mar 14 '18 at 14:03
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    $\begingroup$ 8 minutes to solve. that counts as "way too speedily" $\endgroup$ – NH. Mar 14 '18 at 14:56

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