I have discovered the meaning of life

This is a secret blog and if you are reading it you should know a few things:

  1. I moisturise like Patrick Bateman.
  2. I dictate these blogs to Dennis, my PA, who types them out.
  3. I have discovered the meaning of life.

Today I will discuss 3.

Hello again.

So what is the answer?

The answer, as Douglas Adams reveals in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, is 42:

“The Answer to the Great Question… Of Life, the Universe and Everything… Is… Forty-two,’ said Deep Thought, with infinite majesty and calm.”

“Forty-two!” yelled Loonquawl. “Is that all you’ve got to show for seven and a half million years’ work?” 
“I checked it very thoroughly,” said the computer, “and that quite definitely is the answer. I think the problem, to be quite honest with you, is that you’ve never actually known what the question is.”

Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Cryptic right?

Not any longer. For I have discovered the true meaning of this famous answer.

It is wordplay, a pun on the word FORTITUDE.

42 = FORTITUDE

What does fortitude mean?

Fortitude means courage in pain or adversity.

i.e ‘she endured her illness with great fortitude’

synonyms: courage, bravery, strength of mind, strength of character, moral strength, toughness of spirit, firmness of purpose, strong-mindedness, resilience, backbone, spine, mettle, spirit, nerve, pluck, pluckiness, doughtiness, fearlessness, valour, intrepidity, stout-heartedness, endurance

antonym: faint-heartedness

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