OT Re: some spoilers: language and THE DAVINCI CODE
|From:||Roger Mills <romilly@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, June 4, 2003, 15:07|
Sally Caves wrote:
> > Gaaaah. At least say "Cryptoquotes". Solving Jumbles can be a useful
> > in the cryptographers toolkit, but it is not anywhere near what they
> > actually do most of the time.
> And here I thought I had a second career possibility. :)
>Just remember the magic words: etaoin shrdlu
> The only clever thing about the backwards writing is that it was
> slanted to the right, to make it look like left to right cursive.
I can write (cursive) backward quite easily with my left hand, than with my
(dominant) right, and it's reasonably legible . I've often wondered whether
Leonardo did his backwards writing with his non-dominant hand??? Does the
book happen to mention that?
English _recorded/spoken_ backwards-- now that is a wonderment. Sounds like
Russian with a Swedish accent, or vice-versa.