Monday Trivia, No. 157 [Michael Cain wins!]


Burt Likko

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17 Responses

  1. Avatar Mo says:

    Is this a complete list?Report

  2. Avatar Michael Cain says:

    Rntyrf, gvtref, cnaguref, jvyqpngf, yvbaf, pbhtnef, snypbaf, unjxf, obopngf, wnthnef. Jvyq pneaviberf hfrq nf fcbegf znfpbgf, va beqre bs cbchynevgl. Ornef abg ba gur yvfg orpnhfr gurl’er bzaviberf.Report

  3. Eagle, Tiger, Panther, Wildcat, Lion, Cougar, Falcon, Hawk, Bobcat, Jaguar?

    I’m thinking that you’re going for number of high-schools with that animal as a mascot.Report

    • …And now I’ve seen that Mr. Cain was on the same wavelength.Report

    • Avatar Burt Likko says:

      @michael-cain tbg gb fcbegf znfpbgf zhpu snfgre, ohg @mark-thompson tbg vg zber cerpvfryl pbeerpg. V’z abg cerpvfryl fher jub gb njneq gur jva gb, naq V qvfyvxr senpgvbany jvaf.

      Abgvat gur cyrguben bs oveqf naq pngf ba gur yvfg nyybjf n ovg bs zvfqverpgvba. V unq gb bzvg frireny xvaqf bs uhzna orvatf (jneevbef, Vaqvnaf, xavtugf, Gebwnaf, ivxvatf, envqref, Fcnegnaf, cngevbgf, cvengrf, pehfnqref, eroryf, fnvagf, oenirf, cvbarref), frireny bgure xvaqf bs navznyf (ohyyqbtf, zhfgnatf, enzf, pneqvanyf, ubeargf, ornef, jbyirevarf, uhfxvrf, jbyirf), n unaqshy bs fhcreangheny be zlguvpny ragvgvrf (oyhr qrivyf, erq qrivyf, gvgnaf, qentbaf) naq gjb bguref gung qba’g pynffvsl rnfvyl (punetref, ebpxrgf).

      Nofrag sebz gur yvfg bs znfpbgf jvgu 100+ uvtu fpubbyf vapyhqr: 49ref, nagrngref, nneqinexf, onanan fyhtf, oebapbf, pbeny, qbycuvaf, wrgf, cnpxref, “frnunjxf,” gbegbvfrf, naq mroen.

      Pbzr gb guvax bs vg, ner pneqvanyf pneaviberf? Gurl bayl rng tehof, jbezf, naq vafrpgf, evtug?Report

  4. Avatar Kolohe says:

    Eagle, Tiger, Panther, Lion, Hawk, Cougar, Wildcat, Falcon, Bobcat, Jaguar?Report

  5. Avatar Burt Likko says:

    I’m going to give @michael-cain the win here, because got the right order first. While @mark-thompson got exactly the right answer and the right reason why, the phrasing of the question was simply to sort the list entries in the right order, which @michael-cain did first.Report

  6. Avatar Francis says:

    Is there a link to a site which descrambles the comments? And since people do this on a regular basis, could someone please put a link to the translator somewhere on the front page?

    Incoherently yrs,Report