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, 2015 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. $\endgroup$
    – user88
    Apr 14, 2015 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, 2015 at 19:43
  • $\begingroup$ Reminds me of Perplex City Card 1/239 $\endgroup$
    – Tryth
    Apr 15, 2015 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. $\endgroup$ Oct 23, 2015 at 12:17

1 Answer 1


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 :( $\endgroup$
    – user88
    Apr 14, 2015 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, 2015 at 18:03
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    $\begingroup$ I got your back, @leoll2. ;) $\endgroup$
    – user88
    Apr 14, 2015 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, 2015 at 18:04
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    $\begingroup$ I don't mean "jumbled" as in "rearranged", just in the sense of "nonsensical". $\endgroup$
    – user88
    Apr 14, 2015 at 18:04

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