Sunday, May 26, 2013

All About Anagrams

Did you know that parliament is an anagram of partial men? Or, Clint Eastwood an anagram of Old West Action? Someone once said, "All the life's wisdom can be found in anagrams. Anagrams never lie." Here is your chance to discover the wisdom of anagrams.  

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  • The word "anagrams" is an anagram of "ars magna", Latin for "great art".
  • Louis XIII, the King of France during early seventeenth century, appointed a Royal Anagrammatist for a handsome salary.
  • The word stifle is an anagram of itself.
  • Japan's former capital city (Kyoto, A.D. 794-1868) and present capital city (Tokyo) names are anagrams of each other.
  • Kingdom of Java's (Indonesia) former capital city was Kartasura and then moved to Surakarta.
  • Ever wondered why there isn't another word that can be made by rearranging the letters of the word anagram?
  • Anagrammist n. : one who composes anagrams and when asked for the four points of the compass is likely to reply thorn, shout, seat, and stew.
  • An anagram which has reverse spelling of a word and itself spells a proper word is called a semordnilap.
  • The name of synthetic fiber Spandex is an anagram of expands.
  • Clabbers is a variant of the Scrabble game. In this game, all the rules are the same as for Scrabble except for one: all words have to be anagrams of real words.
  • Do Lewis Carroll's poems prove he was Jack the Ripper? See The Straight Dope.
  • It's said that the right to lampoon royalty and politicians, using anagrams, was enshrined in English law, when King John signed the Magna Carta (Anagram Act) in 1215. (-:
  • Also Newton supposedly used an anagram in describing calculus in a letter to Leibniz. See this and the book A Passion for Mathematics: Numbers, Puzzles, Madness, Religion, and the Quest for Reality (page 30).
Auto Anagrams
  • Camry, a car from Toyota is an anagram of my car.
  • Elantra, a car from Hyundai is an anagram of A rental.
  • Subaru, a car brand from Fuji is an anagram of U R a bus.
A pangram is a sentence that uses all letters of the alphabet. So if you are thinking about finding anagrams of all letters from A to Z, what you are looking for is a pangram that is 26 letter long. Here are a few:
  • Cwm fjord bank glyphs vext quiz.
  • Mr. Jock, TV quiz PhD, bags few lynx.
Anagram in various languages
Anagrama = Amar gana (Love wins)
Anagramm = Am ragman
An anigram is anagram which animates to show itself at work. An example of anigram is at the home page of this site which shows how letters of the phrase "Internet Anagram Server" rearrange themselves to make "I, Rearrangement Servant". You can display your own anigrams on your own Web page. See here.
An anugram is a true anagram. e.g.
Eleven plus two = Twelve plus one
All anugrams are anagrams but not all anagrams are anugrams.

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