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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Fun with Anagrams

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As I was updating my Michael Drayton page, I ran across the funniest and most brilliant discovery:

Anagram Genius

You can download a free trial version, or search the archives right there. Typing in William Shakespeare, for example, brings up:

We all make his praise
A wee phrase? I am skill!
I'll make a wise phrase
I'm a weakish speller

among other anagram goodness. Works better with English language names than Finnish... still searching for a non-gobbledegook one for myself. Tehee!

On a sidenote, Margaret Atwood's official page "O.W. Toad" has embraced the anagram to the point of a winged frog theme! I found it quite interesting as well, that Alice Walker's name anagrams to "Weaker Lilac" — how apropos for the author of "The Color Purple."

Off to play with my new toy!
 

2 Comments:

Blogger Mark A. said...

My first and last name comes out as "Off grim dark."

July 28, 2006 12:31 AM  
Blogger Anniina said...

Hahah! The thing stopped working after 10 tries, and then it said "pay 49.99" so I said no thanks. But working your name on paper, with your middle initial (and though it's not correct spelling, it's still funny):
Dam giraff ork! Lmao. Mine came out with ink this and ink that because of the Jokinen. I'll figure out a cool one for myself one of these days.

July 28, 2006 2:23 AM  

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