Lil B is a mystery wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a song about Ellen Degeneres.
But Stone, it appears, has lived most of his 45 years as something of an enigma.
The enigma of this Afghan war, the fifth against a Western power since 1840, is located exactly where it was in the other four.
1580s, earlier enigmate (mid-15c.), from Latin aenigma "riddle," from Greek ainigma (plural ainigmata), from ainissesthai "speak obscurely, speak in riddles," from ainos "fable, riddle," of unknown origin.