A famous composer named Dvorak
Decided to open his door rack.
But then Dvorak slipped,
And suddenly tripped,
Abe u.nn d.aeucpoy cbyr yd. unrrp pajtv

The last line of the limerick is all jumbled. What happened to poor Dvorak?

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    $\begingroup$ Way too obvious. $\endgroup$ – Etheryte Apr 14 '15 at 19:17
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    $\begingroup$ I guess it's a sort of "you know it or you don't" sort of riddle. I can guarantee you that anyone who hasn't heard of the Dvorak layout wouldn't have gotten it so quickly. $\endgroup$ – Joe Z. Apr 14 '15 at 19:28
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    $\begingroup$ That's true, but the chances are rather high on Stack Exchange, after all. $\endgroup$ – Etheryte Apr 14 '15 at 19:43
  • $\begingroup$ Reminds me of Perplex City Card 1/239 $\endgroup$ – Tryth Apr 15 '15 at 1:17
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    $\begingroup$ For what it's worth, I don't mind easy riddles if they're still fun and clever. $\endgroup$ – Engineer Toast Oct 23 '15 at 12:17

The last line is:

And fell headfirst into the floor rack.

The line was encrypted by typing in the Dvorak keyboard layout as if the keys were still in the standard QWERTY layout.

You can use this keyboard for reference.

  • $\begingroup$ Pretty much. Too fast :( $\endgroup$ – Joe Z. Apr 14 '15 at 18:01
  • $\begingroup$ Could you please explain better your answer? It's too brief, I didn't understand what's the link between dvorak and qwerty. $\endgroup$ – leoll2 Apr 14 '15 at 18:03
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    $\begingroup$ I got your back, @leoll2. ;) $\endgroup$ – Joe Z. Apr 14 '15 at 18:04
  • $\begingroup$ I can't find the the letter F in the jumbled.. And there is only one O in the jumbled but there are three in the answer.. Kindly explain.. thanks $\endgroup$ – user4321 Apr 14 '15 at 18:04
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    $\begingroup$ I don't mean "jumbled" as in "rearranged", just in the sense of "nonsensical". $\endgroup$ – Joe Z. Apr 14 '15 at 18:04

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