Carl Sandburg

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Babbler's Riddle

The Babbler has installed a password onto the People's Place. Before you can gain access to this really cool place, you must solve the Babbler's Riddle. Enter the solution in the box on the right.

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The Babbler's Riddle

“...the most detestable word in the English language...one word just a little worse than any other you can think of...”

Carl Sandburg
The People, Yes
(1936)

 

What is Carl's least favorite word?