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Re: VMs: Spending lots of money...
> substitution ciphers replace letters with one or more (typically
> ones. Nomenclators form a kind of hinterland between the two (ie
> word with an imaginary letter").
"Hinterland"...? I sense we're getting OT here again, but wouldn't that be
rear, the "outback" of someplace? I feel you're meaning more like "no man's
You're right, "hinterland" didn't quite hit the spot: "no mans land" is a
little better, but I'm still not completely happy with it. Then again,
"badlands" doesn't work either: and "Debatable lands" (the area between
England and Scotland where the term "blackmail" originated, circa
1500-1600) seems inaccurate as well (though picturesque).
FWIW, I had a cartographic "here be dragons" kind of idea in mind, but
couldn't find a good way of saying it. :-)
Cheers, ....Nick Pelling....
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