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Topic: Verse of rhyme
Message: Posted by: Patrick Differ (Apr 29, 2005 08:29PM)
Dr. Whewell, a great mathematical scholar, once wrote out the following four lines, which can be read as a verse of rhyme.

U O A O O I O U
O N O O O O M E T O O
U O A O I D O S O
I O N O O I O U T O O
Message: Posted by: Patrick Differ (May 3, 2005 09:12PM)
Good Luck with this one, Stan!
Message: Posted by: jessicashurtz (May 6, 2005 08:05PM)
And so no force, however great,
Can strain a cord, however fine,
Into a horizontal line
That shall be absolutely straight.

whewell, an accidental instance of meter and rhyme. just thought it was kind of cool.
Message: Posted by: Patrick Differ (May 8, 2005 01:13PM)
Hi Jessica, dig your poem. Y'all from Texas, huh?

OK. The figure "O" can be (but maybe isn't always) substituted for a different sound. In this case it could be either "cipher", "sigh for", or both, or not.

Now get back to work.
Message: Posted by: jessicashurtz (May 8, 2005 02:37PM)
Si, naci en TX y he vivido aqui toda mi vida. err, in case there are rules against posting in foreign languages "yes, I was born in TX and I've lived here all my life"
Message: Posted by: Patrick Differ (Jun 12, 2005 04:38PM)
You sigh for a cipher...
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Jun 12, 2005 09:43PM)
Does this mean we can overload letters now as operators are overloaded in C++

Betw33n 4t3 l311er substition and MiX3dCa5e stuff we have now, things are gonna get real int354ng.
Message: Posted by: Patrick Differ (Jun 12, 2005 11:07PM)
Jackpot!
Once the gist of this one is understood, we can create many more similarly.
Message: Posted by: Scott Cram (Jun 13, 2005 12:13AM)
U O A O O I O U - You sigh for a cipher. Oh, I sigh for you
O N O O O O M E T O O - Oh, no - Sigh for cipher? Sigh for me too!
U O A O I D O S O - You sigh for a cipher? I'd suffer so!
I O N O O I O U T O O - I sigh for no cipher. I sigh for you, too!

Is this at all close?
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Jun 13, 2005 06:40AM)
Sigh for a cipher => 0 4 A 0
Message: Posted by: Patrick Differ (Jun 13, 2005 08:21AM)
Scott, all correct except check the word on the third line. It is not *suffer*. Other than that, I would say we have a solution. Good job, old bean.
Message: Posted by: Scott Cram (Jun 13, 2005 09:01PM)
Thanks!

In that case, how about this note, found on a napkin in a restaurant:

I02O04I80

(No, it's not the guy's credit card number)

What does it mean?
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Jun 13, 2005 09:52PM)
LOL, good one!

and a ticked off waiter no doubt. :)
Message: Posted by: magicmike96 (Jun 15, 2005 08:35PM)
U O A O O I O U
O N O O O O M E T O O
U O A O I D O S O
I O N O O I O U T O O
you owe a ______ an I.O.U.
on _____ ______ met_______
you owe a _____ I do also...or.....you owe a _____ I do so
I on _____ I out______

MIKE PEACE