Thursday, June 01, 2006

Some Anagrams

Frankly, I am not as enthused about anagrams as one might expect of a self-proclaimed (when did I do that? just now) wordsmith. Spelling is a picky thing, and our so-called Roman alphabet is woefully inadequate at reflecting the sounds of the English language, so if you can wiggle the letters around to spell something else -- well, woopty-do for you, but I'd rather not bother my head. (Ibid, chez moi, for crosswords, by the way.) However, in checking on the use of anagrams in the Da Vinci Code, I came across this site with some good ones. Favourites include:

Evangelist = Evil's Agent
Madam Curie = Radium came
The Meaning of Life = The fine game of nil
Slot Machines = Cash Lost in'em
Conversation = Voices Rant On
Funeral = Real Fun
Mother-in-law = Woman Hitler
Snooze Alarms = Alas! No More Z's
Software = Swear Oft
A Gentleman = Elegant Man
Barbie doll = Babe I'd roll
Salman Rushdie = Read, Shun Islam
Mr. Mojo risin' = Jim Morrison
(from the Doors song, "L.A. Woman"-- didn't know that one was an anagram)
Vladimir Nabokov = Vivian Darkbloom
(Vivian Darkbloom is a character in Nabokov's Lolita)
Ronald Reagan = A darn long era
George Herbert Walker Bush = Huge Berserk Rebel Warthog

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