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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

T000 S360-S152 B560 (The Star-Spangled Banner)

Now that the National Anthem has been translated into Morse Code and binary code, I think it's only right that it be translated into Soundex code.

O000 S000, C500 Y000 S000, B000 T000 D520 E640 L230,
W300 S000 P634 W000 H430 A300 T000 T423 L230 G455?
W200 B630 S361 A530 B623 S362, T600 T000 P642 F230,
O600 T000 R516 W000 W323, W600 S000 G453 S365?

A530 T000 R232 R300 G460, T000 B512 B623 I500 A600,
G100 P610 T600 T000 N230 T300 O600 F420 W200 S340 T600.
O000 S000, D200 T300 S360-S152 B560 Y300 W100
O600 T000 L530 O100 T000 F600 A530 T000 H500 O100 T000 B610?

Janice

-.-. .... .-. ...

-.-- --- ..- .- .-. . ...- . .-. -.-- -.-. .-. . .- - .. ...- .

.--- .- -. .. -.-. .

Chris

-. --- / .--- ..- ... - / ..- -. -.. . .-. . -- .--. .-.. --- -.-- . -.. / .- -. -.. / -... --- .-. . -..

Janice

ROFL! I'm gonna hurt myself

J

Randy Seaver

Ok, guys, what language is that? Slash-dot-dash? Morse?

Funny, Janice! Where did you hurt yourself? Let me guess, your -.. -.- ..-.?

Maybe I misspelled it? Or left off a slash.

You know, the CIA might really be able to confuse terrorists if they used soundex.

Chris

The problem with Soundex, of course, is that retranslated messages are ambiguous. "O000 S000, C500 Y000 S000" might mean "Oh say, can you see," but it could also mean "Oh say, can you sew." Imagine the confusion.

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