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Can you help me decipher this riddle?

A bit of #FridayFun for you, taking a break from the seriousness of life.

My friend Nathanial sent me this today and challenged me to translate this text into comprehensible English.

Would you give me a hand?

Toothy purse in respond civil force ending theme honey:

Eye wand Ed two purr son a leery late mice in seer gray ate fullness forty ting statue due.  
Apollo geez forty manure a tempting two Regus.  Yuma snot beacon fused bi-folk kissing Arnold 
mean sub in her ax shun.  Rad her, folk kiss toothies hounds York hordes arm aching.  
Foreign stance, though Sue our see king two a choir anew motive 
commune okay shun mu stole ways bee reckon eyes zing tea hole, naughty part.  Watt tie 
embedding wood bee Benny fish shoal, watt aye emceeing my twirk, is two forgetting Glishand 
soul Lee stud he rush in, be cousin displace, eh Kay eh, the You Essay, watt tie right 
make snow cents.  Enclose sing, eye embarking Mad-Eye ah nest lee real lies, butt ace core orating 
uh Mai led her woods till bean ice.  One sag hen, graw see us four disdain.

Truthfully, I don’t know the answer, but he promised it wasn’t objectionable.

You might send it to your team and see if they enjoy these kinds of things.

In fact, maybe you could make it a “problem solving exercise” for your team to practice.

Let me know if you crack it. He’s laughing at me as we speak. 🙂


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1 Comment

  1. John Singleton on June 7, 2019 at 11:42 am

    This is 95% there…a couple words I couldn’t quite reconcile:

    To the person responsible for sending the money:

    I wanted to personally relate my sincere gratefulness for the things that you do. Apologies for the manner of attempting ***to read this***. You must not be confused by focusing on old means of interaction. Rather, focus to the sounds your (vocal) chords are making. For instance, those who are seeking to acquire a new mode of communication, must always be recognizing the whole, not a part. What I’m betting would be benficial, what I am saying might work, is to forget English and solely study Russian, because in this place, aka the USA, what I write makes no sense. In closing, I am barking mad I honestly realize, but excoriating a milder would still be nice. One second, gracias for this ***stain***.

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