14 June 2006

Anagrams Gone Wild

The Internet Anagram Server (or I, Rearrangement Servant) is a wonderful way to waste time. I never have the patience to figure out anagrams on my own, but it's entertaining to see them. The web site tells us that "parliament is an anagram of partial men" and that "Clint Eastwood [is] an anagram of Old West Action." The website will create anagrams for you. Enter your word or phrase and watch as numerous anagrams appear—some that make sense, some that don't. For "reading saves lives" I got "a gravesend Elvis is" (among many others). There's also a Hall of Fame for anagrams, topical anagrams (featuring The Anagram Times), personal anagrams, and more. In The Anagram Times, under the headline "Heather Mills revealed to be a star in adult publications," I read that "Heather Mills McCartney" turns into "Chesty thrill, cameramen." Alternately, for the headline "Scottish orchestra seeks new national anthem," the phrase "Royal Scottish National Orchestra" can be rearranged to read "Och! A solo eh? Artistry in tartan clothes!" Finally, there is the delightful section of Odds & Ends, in which we learn that "Louis XIII, the King of France during early seventeenth century, appointed a Royal Anagrammist for a salary of £1,200 a year." Via Incoming Signals.

2 Comments:

Blogger AC said...

Yes it is a wonderful site. But there is one more site that I think is really good at anagrams.

www.wineverygame.com

It is also a very good word builder and is very useful for playing scrabble, literati or other word games.

7/04/2006 10:27:00 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

That's an interesting site! Thanks for the tip.

7/05/2006 04:48:00 AM  

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