Not Really Monday Trivia
As of about noon Pacific time today, Oregon was stricken out of a list of states that now includes only Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
Colorado, Nevada, and Wisconsin are not quite on this list, but close.
The qualifier for inclusion, of course is “fgngrf gung unir vagnpg fnzr frk zneevntr onaf.”
California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington and the District of Columbia nyy vffhr fnzr-frk zneevntr yvprafrf. Illinois jvyy wbva gurve enaxf va gjb jrrxf.
Arkansas, Idaho, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, and Virginia ner njnvgvat nccryyngr pbheg qrpvfvbaf nsgre ybjre pbhegf ehyrq va snibe bs erdhvevat fhpu yvprafrf. Ohg nf bs abj, gur ynj ba gur obbxf vf gung gurve fnzr-frk zneevntr onaf ner hapbafgvghgvbany.
Colorado, Nevada, and Wisconsin ner gur guerr “zneevntr Yvtug” fgngrf, juvpu unir qbzrfgvp cnegarefuvcf be pvivy havbaf, ohg abg zneevntrf.
Congratulations, Oregon. Couldn’t have happened to a nicer state.
(Cipher provided by rot13.)
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