I Never Knew There Was a Word for It by Adam Jacot de Boinod

By Adam Jacot de Boinod

From 'shotclog' a Yorkshire time period for a significant other merely tolerated simply because he's deciding to buy the beverages to Albanian having 29 phrases to explain other kinds of eyebrows, the languages of the area are packed with impressive, fun and illuminating phrases and expressions that may increase completely everybody's caliber of existence. All they wish is that this ebook! This bumper quantity gathers all 3 of Adam Jacot de Boinod's acclaimed books approximately language - "The ask yourself of Whiffling", "The that means of Tingo" and "Toujours Tingo" (their enthusiasts comprise every person from Stephen Fry to Michael Palin) - into one hugely wonderful, keenly priced compendium. As Mariella Frostup stated 'You'll by no means be misplaced for phrases again'.

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You could encipher each plaintext letter according to any one of the twenty-six cipher alphabets. For example, if cipher alphabet number 2 is used, then the letter a is enciphered as C, but if cipher alphabet number 12 is used, then a is enciphered as M. If the sender were to use just one of the cipher alphabets to encipher an entire message, this would effectively be a simple Caesar cipher, which would be a very weak form of encryption, easily deciphered by an enemy interceptor. However, in the Vigenère cipher a different row of the Vigenère square (a different cipher alphabet) is used to encrypt different letters of the message.

First, once the sender and receiver have agreed upon the twenty-six letters in the cipher alphabet (the key), they can encipher any message, but to achieve the same level of flexibility using a code they would need to go through the painstaking task of defining a codeword for every one of the thousands of possible 34 The Cipher of Mary Queen of Scots plaintext words. The codebook would consist of hundreds of pages, and would look something like a dictionary. In other words, compiling a codebook is a major task, and carrying it around is a major inconvenience.

Plain alphabet a b c d e f g h i j k l mn o p q r s t u v w x y z Cipher alphabet 1 F Z B V K I X A Y M E P L S D H J O R G N Q C U TW Cipher alphabet 2 GO X B F WT HQ I L A P Z J D E S V Y C R K UH N For example, here we have two possible cipher alphabets, and we could encrypt a message by alternating between them. To encrypt the message hello, we would encrypt the first letter according to the first cipher alphabet, so that h becomes A, but we would encrypt the second letter according to the second cipher alphabet, so that e becomes F.

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