My maxim is: "I'd call devil medic amid clinic six if odd minx in illicit Miami maid film hid ill will via my idyllic child, Lily."

Where am I living right now?


If you think it's Miami, you'll just be more confused


Perhaps you live in



those words have a lot of Roman numerals in them -- at least half the letters in each case.


the specific numbers formed by individual words are relevant, but probably not since (1) e.g. MIMI from MIAMI isn't an actually valid Roman number, and (2) the restriction to English words is probably too constraining to make it possible to make the numbers say something meaningful too.

  • $\begingroup$ Well done, nicely noticed ;) Specifically, only one non-conformant letter is present in any given word. $\endgroup$ – Avi Jan 13 at 21:22
  • 5
    $\begingroup$ I still don't get it. $\endgroup$ – Num Lock Jan 14 at 6:40
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ This reminds me of the old "proof" that Barney the Dinosaur is actually the devil: rot13(Gnxr gur cuenfr "PHGR CHECYR QVABFNHE", rkgenpg nyy gur Ebzna ahzrenyf (erzrzorevat gung H'f va Ebzr ybbx yvxr I'f), naq gurl nqq hc gb gur ahzore bs gur ornfg...) $\endgroup$ – Darrel Hoffman Jan 14 at 14:55
  • $\begingroup$ @NumLock Basically, rot13(Rnpu jbeq va gur fragrapr "Zl znkvz vf: "V'q pnyy qrivy zrqvp nzvq pyvavp fvk vs bqq zvak va vyyvpvg Zvnzv znvq svyz uvq vyy jvyy ivn zl vqlyyvp puvyq, Yvyl."" svgf bar pevgrevn. Gur pevgrevn vf jurgure gur jbeq unf Ebzna ahzrenyf va vg, jvgu hc gb 1 rkprcgvba. Gur yrggref VIKYPQZ ner hfrq gb rapbqr Ebzna ahzrenyf. Fb, nf lbh pna frr, rnpu jbeq va gur fragrapr svgf gur pevgrevn nf fb: VQ PnYY QrIVY ZrQVP nZVQ PYVaVP fVK Vs bQQ ZVaK Va VYYVPVg ZVnZV ZnVQ sVYZ uVQ VYY jVYY IVn Zl VQlYYVP PuVYQ, YVYl.) (rot13 is a 13-shift Caesar cipher, for those unfamiliar with it) $\endgroup$ – Avi Jan 14 at 15:53
  • $\begingroup$ @Avi Yes, I got that part. It's the accepted answer I am commenting on after all. But how does that relate to living in Rome? One might as well conclude I live in Rome because I use the Latin alphabet right now. (And why comment in rot13?) $\endgroup$ – Num Lock Jan 15 at 6:05

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.