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 Patrick Differ Inner circle 1540 Posts Posted: Apr 29, 2005 08:29 pm    0 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 Will you walk into my parlour? said the Spider to the Fly, Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy; The way into my parlour is up a winding stair, And I've a many curious things to show when you are there. Oh no, no, said the little Fly, to ask me is in vain, For who goes up your winding stair -can ne'er come down again. Patrick Differ Inner circle 1540 Posts Posted: May 3, 2005 09:12 pm    0 Good Luck with this one, Stan! Will you walk into my parlour? said the Spider to the Fly, Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy; The way into my parlour is up a winding stair, And I've a many curious things to show when you are there. Oh no, no, said the little Fly, to ask me is in vain, For who goes up your winding stair -can ne'er come down again. jessicashurtz New user 86 Posts Posted: May 6, 2005 08:05 pm    0 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. -j Patrick Differ Inner circle 1540 Posts Posted: May 8, 2005 01:13 pm    0 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. Will you walk into my parlour? said the Spider to the Fly, Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy; The way into my parlour is up a winding stair, And I've a many curious things to show when you are there. Oh no, no, said the little Fly, to ask me is in vain, For who goes up your winding stair -can ne'er come down again. jessicashurtz New user 86 Posts Posted: May 8, 2005 02:37 pm    0 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" -j Patrick Differ Inner circle 1540 Posts Posted: Jun 12, 2005 04:38 pm    0 You sigh for a cipher... Will you walk into my parlour? said the Spider to the Fly, Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy; The way into my parlour is up a winding stair, And I've a many curious things to show when you are there. Oh no, no, said the little Fly, to ask me is in vain, For who goes up your winding stair -can ne'er come down again. Jonathan Townsend Eternal Order Ossining, NY 27017 Posts Posted: Jun 12, 2005 09:43 pm    0 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. ...to all the coins I've dropped here Patrick Differ Inner circle 1540 Posts Posted: Jun 12, 2005 11:07 pm    0 Jackpot! Once the gist of this one is understood, we can create many more similarly. Will you walk into my parlour? said the Spider to the Fly, Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy; The way into my parlour is up a winding stair, And I've a many curious things to show when you are there. Oh no, no, said the little Fly, to ask me is in vain, For who goes up your winding stair -can ne'er come down again. Scott Cram Inner circle 2677 Posts Posted: Jun 13, 2005 12:13 am    0 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? Grey Matters:Blog|Videos|Mental Gym|Presentation|Store Jonathan Townsend Eternal Order Ossining, NY 27017 Posts Posted: Jun 13, 2005 06:40 am    0 Sigh for a cipher => 0 4 A 0 ...to all the coins I've dropped here Patrick Differ Inner circle 1540 Posts Posted: Jun 13, 2005 08:21 am    0 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. Will you walk into my parlour? said the Spider to the Fly, Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy; The way into my parlour is up a winding stair, And I've a many curious things to show when you are there. Oh no, no, said the little Fly, to ask me is in vain, For who goes up your winding stair -can ne'er come down again. Scott Cram Inner circle 2677 Posts Posted: Jun 13, 2005 09:01 pm    0 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? Grey Matters:Blog|Videos|Mental Gym|Presentation|Store Jonathan Townsend Eternal Order Ossining, NY 27017 Posts Posted: Jun 13, 2005 09:52 pm    0 LOL, good one! and a ticked off waiter no doubt. ...to all the coins I've dropped here magicmike96 New user PLAINFIELD, IL 98 Posts Posted: Jun 15, 2005 08:35 pm    0 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 ( /) what if the (0.o) hokey pokey (><) really IS what its all about?! /_[_ feel free to pm me. MIKE The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Puzzle me this... » » Verse of rhyme (0 Likes)
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