Thursday, September 8, 2011

Advice from a "Friend"

According to the dictionary, advice is defined as "an opinion or recommendation offered as a guide to action, conduct, etc." We usually think of advice as the firm words from a parent, helpful suggestions from a teacher, or soft spoken guidance from grandparents reminiscing their past. Friends often give advice, too, in social situations and when dealing with every day drama. Some will hint at their advice gently, while others tell it to you straight. The character Regina George from the popular 2004 film Mean Girls fits the latter description of a friend. Throughout the movie, she bluntly gives her opinion to those around her, friend or foe.

One of Regina's closest friends, Karen Smith, is often in particular need of advice due to lack of social etiquette. In one scene, Karen is speaking to a girl who has just moved to her town from Africa, though the girl is not of African descent and is originally from the United States. Karen blatantly asks the girl, "If you're from Africa, why are you white?"

Use your Alberti Cipher Disk to decode Regina's blunt response!

Index: G

o_fg&vhe_gcerem_ynxyvni_ _dr_h_nht_brh!

( _=letter not on cipher disk)

*there were a lot of letters that didn't appear on the disk so I hope it didn't come out too confusing and I hope i enciphered the text correctly!

1 comment:

  1. You cant just ask people why they are white!!

    I love that movie Katie. I am actually using a quote from it for my cipher!

    PS. I knew the quote before i finished decoding it.