Saturday, March 13, 2010

Amusing Anagrams

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; e.g., orchestra = carthorse, A decimal point = I'm a dot in place. Someone who creates anagrams is called an anagrammatist. The original word or phrase is known as the subject of the anagram.

Any word or phrase that exactly reproduces the letters in another order is an anagram. However, the goal of serious or skilled anagrammatists is to produce anagrams that in some way reflect or comment on the subject. Such an anagram may be a synonym or antonym of its subject, a parody, a criticism, or praise; e.g. George Bush = He bugs Gore; Madonna Louise Ciccone = Occasional nude income or One cool dance musician; William Shakespeare = I am a weakish speller, Roger Meddows-Taylor = Great words or melody. Wiki

Common Anagrams
* Resistance = Ancestries
* Gainly = Laying
* Admirer = Married
* Sadder = Dreads
* Protectional = Lactoprotein
* Orchestra = Carthorse
* Creative = Reactive
* Deductions = Discounted
* Listen = Silent
* Replays = Parsley
* Crudities = Diuretics
* Paternal = Parental
* Angered = Enraged
* Discriminator = Doctrinairism
* Serbia = Rabies

Amusing Anagrams
* Dormitory = Dirty Room
* Evangelist = Evil's Agent
* Desperation = A Rope Ends It
* The Morse Code = Here Come Dots
* Slot Machines = Cash Lost in 'em
* Animosity = Is No Amity
* Mother-in-law = Woman Hitler
* Snooze Alarms = Alas! No More Z's
* Alec Guinness = Genuine Class
* Semolina = Is No Meal
* The Public Art Galleries = Large Picture Halls, I Bet
* The Earthquakes = That Queer Shake
* Eleven plus two = Twelve plus one
* Contradiction = Accord not in it 
* Conversation = Voices Rant On
* The eyes = They see
* Barbie doll = Liberal bod
* Belgium = Big mule
* Clothespins = So Let's Pinch
* Confessional = On scale of sin
* Apple, Inc = Epic Plan
* Frito Lay = Oily Fart
* Geologist = Go Get Oils
* Christmas = Trims cash
* Why do you care? = Hey you coward!
* Year two thousand = a year to shut down
* Debit card = Bad Credit
* Goodbye = Obey god
*  ipod lover = poor devil
* Narcissism = Man's crisis
* Funeral = Real Fun
* Hot water = Worth tea
* Darling I love you = Avoiding our yell
* The Country Side = No City Dust Here
* Ladybug = bald guy
* Astronomers = No more stars
* A Domesticated Animal = Docile, as a Man Tamed it

Anagrams of common sayings and cliches
* The end of the World is nigh = Down this hole, frightened
* The best things in life are free = Nail-biting refreshes the feet
* A stitch in time saves nine = is this meant as incentive
* If at first you don't succeed = try deft, if cautious, second
* One good turn deserves another = Do rogues endorse that? No, never
* Rome wasn't built in a day = but laid in two years, man
* Rome wasn't built in a day = but Italians may wonder
* Rome was not built in a day = any labor I do wants time
* To cast pearls before swine = One’s labor is perfect waste
* Many a true word is spoken in jest = Men joke, and so win trusty praise
* The meaning of life = the fine game of nil
* Please hold the line = Telephone aids Hell
* Time and tide wait for no man = Notified madman into water
* Say it with flowers = we flirt so this way

This one's amazing: (From Hamlet by Shakespeare)
To be or not to be: that is the question, whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. =
In one of the Bard's best-thought-of tragedies, our insistent hero, Hamlet, queries on two fronts about how life turns rotten.

"That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." -- Neil A. Armstrong =
A thin man ran; makes a large stride; left planet, pins flag on moon! On to Mars!

Some celeb names shuffled for amusing results.
* Vin Diesel = I end lives
* Lady Gaga = A glad gay
* Nicholas Cage = Angelic Chaos
* Leonard Nimoy = I'm Only a Drone
* Oprah Winfrey = Hype worn fair
* Arnold Schwarzenegger = He's Grown Large 'n' Crazed
* John Mayer = Enjoy Harm
* Sandra Bullock = Skull and Cobra
* Woody Allen = A Lewd Loony
* Justin Timberlake = I'm a Jerk, But Listen
* Bob Dylan= Bald, Bony* Katy Perry = Perky, Arty
* Clint Eastwood = Old West Action
* Tom Marvolo Riddle = I Am Lord Voldemort
* Axl Rose = Oral Sex
* Ryan Seacrest = Aryan Secrets
* Robin Williams = I Warm Billions
* Mel Gibson = Big Melons
* Conan O'Brien = Inane Bronco
* Howard Stern = Wonder Trash
* Beyonce Knowles = Woken Obscenely
* Christina Aguilera = Ugly Satanic Hair
* Rob Pattinson = Not Top Brains
* Jennifer Aniston = Fine in Torn Jeans
* Kim Kardashian = I Am a Kind Shark
* Sylvester Stallone = Slovenly Steel Star
* Paul McCartney = Pay Mr. Clean-Cut
* Heidi Montag = Hot Imagined
* George Clooney = Cool Energy, Ego
* David Letterman = Nerd Amid Late TV
* Britney Spears = Presbyterians
* The OJ Simpson Trial = Jail this moron pest
* Elvis Aaron Presley = Seen alive? Sorry, pal!
or more succinctly: Elvis = lives.
* James Cameron = Major Menaces
* Martin Scorsese  = I Scare Monsters
* George Romero  = Gore, More Gore
* Princess Diana = End is a car spin
* William Clinton = An ill clown: I'm it!
* President Boris Yeltsin = Endless insobriety trip

Some movie & tv show titles made into Anagrams
* The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly - Not Bugged, Deathly, Hothead
* The Lord of the Rings - Trod Length of Shire
* The Lord of the Rings - three torn goldfish
* American Beauty - Bare Cutey Mania
* Lawrence of Arabia - Arab-Wear Facile, No?
* Unforgiven - Fiver On Gun
* The Departed - The Pert Dead
* Reservoir Dogs - Over, Dire Gross
* Inglorious Basterds - Boisterous Darlings
* The Empire Strikes Back - I Am the Berserk Skeptic
* Braveheart - Braver Hate
* The Graduate - Eat Daughter
* Gone With the Wind - Wow! The Hit Ending!
* Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid - Dud. Dusty Technicians Chase Bank.
* The Sound of Music - Seduction of Hums
* Easy Rider - Dire Years
* Austin Powers = power us satin 
* A Walk to Remember (movie) - bleaker worm meat
* The Matrix - That Mixer
* James Bond: Demons jab  
* Shakespeare In Love - Heaven Likes a Poser
* Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Pithy Female Braves Fury
* Desperate Housewives - Up Sweetie's Overheads
* The Brady Bunch - Chubby 'N' Hatred
* Grey's Anatomy - Mastery Agony
* Beavis and Butthead = Thus, be a bad deviant
* Dancing with the stars = Winners had tight acts
* The Simpson's = men's hot piss 

Anagram Poems
The poem below, in blue, was written by Shel Silverstein. Below it, in red, is an anagram of the poem created by Meyran Kraus. It scans and rhymes well, paraphrasing the original remarkably closely. Such anagrams take a lot of time and patience to produce.

The Little Boy and the Old Man
Shel Silverstein

Said the little boy, "Sometimes I drop my spoon."
Said the old man, "I do that too."
The little boy whispered, "I wet my pants."
"I do that too," laughed the little old man.
Said the little boy, "I often cry."
The old man nodded, "So do I."
"But worst of all," said the boy, "it seems
Grown-ups don't pay attention to me."
And he felt the warmth of a wrinkled old hand.
"I know what you mean," said the little old man.
And here is the anagram poem:
The Tot and the Elder
Olin Foblioso & Billy Foblioso

The tiny tot went: "When I eat I mess up."
The elder replied: "O, that makes two of us."
"I soil myself," went the tot with shame
And the elder added: "O, I do the same."
On the tot told him: "I sob a lot."
"O, not only you," answered gramps to the tot.
"And what's totally bad," the tiny tot told,
"I think mom and dad don't love me at all."
While grandpa simply, pitiably smiled,
then said: "O, I understand, my child."

Best Anagram for your name?
I came across this neat website and found out the Anagram that best suits my name is "MANLESSLY BRAINY". So, am I inhumanly brainy or brainy because I've been single for almost 2 years? Pffft. Without my middle name the generator came up with "AS MISERABLY" Go figure!

Try it out for yourself and see what it comes up with.

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