[Milton-L] Text massaging

Carrol Cox cbcox at ilstu.edu
Fri Nov 18 11:05:31 EST 2005



"Peter C. Herman" wrote:
> 
> Am I alone in finding these t-m's incomprehensible?
> 
> pch

Nope. I can't decipher them either. And 52 years ago I was a good enough
cryptanalyst to discover that the Czech Border Guard one-time pad wasn't
-- that the key was isomorphic. Guess my brain is getting old.

Carrol


> 
> At 07:31 AM 11/18/2005, you wrote:
> 
> > John,
> >
> > I think your text-message transcription relies too heavily on the
> > concept of the fortunate fall, esp. line 3.
> >
> > Might I suggest
> >
> > Brt ¢¼ in2 " n¡¯all our ;
> >
> >
> > Dave Boocker
> >
> >
> > From: milton-l-bounces at lists.richmond.edu
> > [mailto:milton-l-bounces at lists.richmond.edu] On Behalf Of John
> > Leonard
> > Sent: Friday, November 18, 2005 8:47 AM
> > To: Milton-l at lists.richmond.edu
> > Subject: [Milton-L] Text massaging
> >
> >
> > It seems to me that a text messaging version of PL has real
> > potential.  Consider the puns we have just been discussing:
> >
> >
> >
> > /F- 2 Me Tho /F B 2 xs
> >
> > Here "xs" is in lower case to signal the muted quality of the pun
> > described by Ricks (the tone would have been very different had Eve
> > said "XS").  Then there are the opening lines:
> >
> >
> >
> > Of %s #1 xOBDnc + /F
> >
> > O L 4bdn Tre whs _tal tst
> >
> > Brt _ in2 " n¡¯all our ;
> >
> > Till 1 > % ( + Hvnly &
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > And everyone will of course recognize this simile:
> >
> >
> >
> > His 8 2 = wch tllst |
> >
> > X on Nouijn hls 2 B |
> >
> > Of AmRl = `
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