Lorum Ipsum in ROT-13

You’ll frequently read posts in ClientsFromHell.net (and if you’re not a regular visitor there you should become one*) about clients misunderstanding, and reacting badly to, standard “Lorum Ipsum” placeholder text. The solution? Use Lorum Ipsum “encrypted” with ROT-13 (a very simpler substitution cipher that replaces each letter with the one 13 letters after it in the alphabet)!

Here’s the sample I use:

Vtrag ercren ibyhcgngvbf rhzdhnz snprcerf qbyhcgvb vyvgng erf zbqvg eng rk rfgbgn qbyhcgvhz dhr rf qrz. Hg dhnz, dhnrfgr iryvpvn dhvnz ynob. Anz vfgvvf zbyhcgn dhr ibyhcgngrf ceb dhnz shtn. Fhaqvtr avzcber chqnaqr yyrarpnghe nf rvhf ar fvairavzv, pbarffv pba creng.

Frq zntangdhv vhz qryyb zntavznvberz rehz ibyberz erz vzbyberfgb qryvdhr qbyhcgngvnag dhv er, hgrz rhz nehzdhn gvvfpvq vgvohf rn vq hg zntanghe nhg rngvahf fvzva pbafrq dhngvnreeb grz dhvnffvagrz hg bqvfg bzavf qbyberf fvgng crqvg hg dhnr qbyhcvravng.

Er zbffvzv yynobev gngvhz, graqnr pbafrpgvhz shtvnf ryvgv npv qbyhcgv bafraqn ar bssvpvcvrag nyvg ibybercreb rhz n cnehcgvn fhz nz er zbyb zbyberz qbyhcgnz nobev bzavnz rg dhvfdhv nrchqnreb bzavuvp vnghe? Nq znvbfna qvpgvba pberf cber ibyhcvr aqryrph yyhcghfnz abovf vhz rfrdhr rg rn vyynpvz qbyhcgv bafrpnobehz ibyrag nehzdhnz ryvtravzn rghe, bssvpvr aqnaghe, fnzhfnz vqhag cnehz pba phz, bpphyyn pbar zbf pbzavfpvy rkcrehz dhnghe zv, grghz ibyhcgn fvgngherz uvpnobe rcgngvngvnz vhe, bq zv, ivqvgn fhag.

Ornevb pbafrdhngr zvapvcfnz shtvgvfgvbev irevg cbf npphyyn dhr dhvqhag rngvb. Dhvnag nhg dhr yvf qvfpvnaqvg rg nyvf nyvpvnr ehcgnf rg qbyhcgn abafrep uvpvhfnrf er nqvg ynoberp ngravf dhr ibyhcvrg ynpphz ervhe, pbarpgb gngvohf.

Ruraqnag, hg bcgvohf pvzbqvf ibybevg hgnf rfrdhr vhz dhnz snprcengrz qbyhcgn av npvyvg nf hg dhr avf qbyhcgn qbyhcgnghe ercrq rfg, bzavzvyyrag iraqvf rg, hagv dhr rkcrq dhvf ibybeebe nfcrehz dhnzraqvgv eraqhagvberz rngv frqvgng yvg dhr qbyhcghf hg dhb grz rbffvzrg rg dhr rhz ibyhcgvb. Eb qbyrpno berzcbevgvf no vyyhcgngvf avrag hyyhcgvf qvgngrz nhg iravzhfg cnehz hg dhvf qvf iryynhg zvyynoben fhzrg raqhpvz va avnf hg rg rg bssvpvq rfpvvfp vraqnaghfqnr avuvyvd hvqvcvp gr pbercreb zbyhcgnghe, fvg, hagvbeebe fvgvn qv ahz dhnz, pbevb rbffhz vcvf nag.

Vuvyvtang vavf hg ibyhcgn gvbereehz nhgr ibybehz qbyhcvf znvbfna qrffvgn gvnrehz hyyhcgn dhnzhf fv qrarg dhnghe naqvg, dhb qbyragv nz, fvz dhr cenghf vy zva rn ivgngvhaghz dhv qbyberphcgng dhngrav uvpvzvy rg qbyhcgnfcry zb rndhnz dhnf fvzhfnaqvb pba aba phf.

Rcrevbevg hg rfpvhe? Gb oreehz vcfncvg, ibyrfgvb vhf qvn dhvnf qbyhcvg vbercebivqr avnr cynob. Vtavgv dhv grz rngvnz dhvf ibyberenghe, avz snprchq nagvnf er zvahf vavf qravf rf zntavf rnghe nz, fnrcrevbf frdhvohf qbyhcgh eraghe? Vuvyvn qbyrfg, iry zbqvgrz pber, bzzbyrf gvapgbe nqvnfvzhf zvy zb dhr ibyhcvp vraqvtravnz ivqhpvvfpvn vcfn rng nfcreanz qrevg rg dhr qvgn nffvagvf qbybehz nyvpvzb yhcgnghevf dhvnaqv fgvbevbf nf fv vhz rg nhg nobevfg, hg bcghf phf nepvhz, fnrcenr phz fvzvagvf rbfgv iravraqvf revnz yngn fbyravf iryvg nyvohfgb rhz, fvahyyv gvhfpvr aqvtraq naqhag ibyhcgnr ibyyraqrovf nyvdhv qrepv qbyhcgngvvf fncryvgngnf rngrz. Anz dhvn dhr qbybeeb ivqrag dhnr fhz rkrehcgngr erprf fvzhf ercrq dhvf vy rn ibybe naqnagber rf rg hg nz er ivgnf zntavz rbfnav bppnobevg zbybevgv nf rg yvohf iraqvb. Hg rer fhag.

Ybecbereb qv nhg ynz snprcreb phcgngravf dhnz, fr erefcrqv iraqvfgvf vcvp grz qbybeebeehz er nhg rfrpgnfcreeb dhr cbevgnf vgvfgvb vq rn irevb gr er, hycn ibyhcgnr aba ar phf rffrqvf fvgrzbyrfgv bzav bppnobe cbeebeeb grz. Rg bssvpnobenr. Vgnf zbyhcgngnr vffvg bqvffvag.

Er, rg shtvgnghe, fv bzzbf nhg rvhag rkcr raqnr ynobervhev va rbf ibybeeb rbfnaqv fvapgrav bcgn pbafrdhvn pba rfg qbyrffr qvcvgvoren rkcynob ervpvqry zbffr pbenrpgvohf ibyber cbeehz vyyhcgvhf cebivqv nyvgngr abfnavfv qbyrfrdhnr erzcbf zbqv qbyber n crq dhb grg qrovfgvf eraqvf rg nf arprfg, bzzbqvpv qbybe ncvf rg dhb dhr qvf frphz, pba av frag.

Riry zbf qv dhnr. Rdhngr fv fhag hyyvdhnzhf haqvg uvgng iryvdhvq dhvqvf irefcvp grz shtvg raqvb. Avf rfgvbecbf qbyberc rqvtrav abar cnev vahf.
Qnaqhpvyyn ahyyrpgv bqvg nz rag vag rg ceb phycn nhqvgngrz shtvg vcvffrehz ryyrf rirervpv grz rg rvhzdhvnz iry zb vqrovf vqvnghe vohfqn raqhfqn agbgng iravz abafrdh vnagberfgb qbyhcgn dhbqvgnffvg yvgngnrfgv hycn dhnz rkrengragv bzavfgr fgvbar rkcry va pbzzbyh cgngrz avuvyvp grg nhgnr iravf fncvgn avf nq rkcyvohf, dhr ynz hagvn pbarpngher iryvfva erf qbyberfg ryyhcgn gvngrghe nfcreangrghe znvba pbafrqvg rg erpngrz ibyhz angrfgvvf qr zvahf rkcrq zntavraqvnz uvy vf aba cn cbercgnz iravf nqvfg bcgng nyvg vapvcfhagrz npvnz ireb zn dhv enrprn fhf iryyhcgngvag rkprehz unehz dhvq dhbqv nhqvg iryvdhnz dhr ibybe nyvpvhf qnavgvb rghzdhr vapgrz frdhnr bzavf rhz rbf qvgng.

Grz rg ibyhcgngvohf nhg znvba cber ivgrzcbe nhg ynpphyy nhgngv gr zbyberehz dhv qvg qbyrfr abar ibyrprf rndhngr pbafreb bzavzvy vdhbfnz, ibybevf qvf hg ncr iry vyvf rkreb phzdhnffv bzavuvpvg ibyhcghfg, pba rg cynober fgrfgehzrg znkvz fhf rhz dhv qvfv grzcry rg cnehz rn ibybevg, ibyhcgn qbyhg ivqrz vf iry vagvvffvg rn qbyhcghe er er fv gb gber, bssvpvvf vahf vf fhf rg dhvq zb zv, arphf erz rk rg nyvdhr arz fhz shtn. Nf zntavzcbe en nhg yngrghe fhag hag dhbq zbqvg, bzavzb rf rfg, avzva ahyyrfg, iryrfgr iravzravf vy vyvdhv dhnzhfpvn qbyhg dhnf fr ahyyng unehz dhbqv hg ibybevn dhngvhaghe nhg rbf naqvf qbyhcgnghe? Dhv bzavzrag ceravf zn ibyhcgngvn ibyhcgn pbafrq.

You’re welcome!

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