Friday, April 1, 2011

A is for Anagrams

To find out more about the A to Z Blogging Challenge, click here.

Definition: An anagram is a type of word play, the result of rearranging the letters of a word or phrase to produce a new word or phrase, using all the original letters exactly once. (Wikipedia)


Examples

William Shakespeare <=> I'll make a wise phrase
David Letterman <=> Nerd amid late TV
George Bush <=> He bugs Gore
Tom Marvolo Riddle <=> I am Lord Voldemort
Bruce Springsteen <=> Creep brings tunes
Jennifer Anniston <=> Fine in torn jeans
Princess Diana <=> End is a car spin

Isn't it amazing/scary how they're all true or at least make some kind of weird sense?!


Can you figure these ones out?
(highlight the right side with your mouse to see the answer)

Dormitory <=> Dirty room
Astronomer <=> Moon starer
The Titanic disaster <=> Death, it starts in ice
The eyes <=> They see

If you want to read some more you can click here. Or click here to make your own!

Can you make an anagram from your name?

Rachel Morgan <=> Monarch regal

(And apparently someone once said,
"All the life's wisdom can be found in anagrams. Anagrams never lie."
Well, I think I like my name's anagram ;-) hehehe)




19 comments:

M.J. Fifield said...

I can't make an anagram from my name that makes any sort of sense in the English speaking world. I love yours though.

A great, fun post!


M.J. Fifield
My Pet Blog

Ann said...

The anagram didn't work for me either. But this is a fun post. I loved playing with the site.

Sandra Ulbrich Almazan said...

Fun topic for the challenge! I can make "Ran sad" from my first name; I'd have to play around a little more with my maiden and last names.

Madeleine said...

Great post. I should get better at doing anagrams. 'It had limes' is an anagram of a well known UK TV chef Delia Smith. :O)

Sierra Gardner said...

Raider Rangers was the best I was able to come up with.

Sierra Gardner said...

Raider Rangers was the best I was able to come up with.

Mary Aalgaard said...

Oh, that was so cool. Great examples. How did you get your post to do that with the magic mouse trip? It will take me too long to do my name. Maybe some other day.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Pretty amazing, Rachel.

Good job on this post.

Dan said...

Great Post. I love Anagrams.

I got "Inflated Kernel". And for my blog, Sanguine Musings, I got "A Smug Genius's Inn".

I don't know if I should be worried about either one of them.

Dan

Kari Marie said...

I'll spend hours on my anagram. Fun post though!

Carole Anne Carr said...

Tried making an anagram out of my name, would have been great for my children's books, but the result was a dismal failure. :0)

kelworthfiles said...

I've never been much of a one for making anagrams, but I love reading them! Thanks.

Devin Bond said...

That's super cool and awesome.

Kittie Howard said...

A-Z is off to a great start! I had lots of fun with this.

You've got a great anagram, Rachel!

Trisha said...

YAY anagrams!!! :D They are so cute and clever!

Kristine Asselin said...

These are cool! Good luck with the challenge!

Tizzy said...

I love anagrams. According to this site there are tons of anagrams for my name, Anstice Potts:
http://wordsmith.org/anagram/anagram.cgi?anagram=anstice+potts&t=1000&a=n

My favourties are:
Top Cattiness
Poets Cant Sit

And for my full name, Anstice Victoria Potts:
A Satirist Convict Poet
Poet Artisans Civic Tot
Poet Cocain Tarts Visit
Artistic Poet Acts Vino
Vast Artistic Poet Icon
Poet Activists Can Riot
Poet Activists Art Icon
Vain Poet Toasts Critic
Vast Iconic Poet Traits

Sarah Allan said...

What a fun "A" entry! I can never figure them out, but I love reading them.

I can't wait to see what other entries you come up with for the challenge!

~Sarah
http://sarahallanauthor.blogspot.com/

Fourth Grade Teacher said...

Linda Calderone = arcade doll nine. Since I go by reader1107 some places, that makes about the same amount of sense. I wonder who arcade dolls 1-8 are! ;-) Great post for the challenge!