Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #6: Anagrams

Word Play
13 Anagrams

an·a·gram noun
a word, phrase, or sentence formed from another by rearranging its letters: “Angel” is an anagram of “glean.”

Eleven plus two = Twelve plus one
Snooze Alarms = Alas! No More Z's
Clint Eastwood = Old West Action
Gregory House = Huge Ego, Sorry
Slot Machines = Cash Lost in'em
Conversation = Voices Rant On
Desperation = A Rope Ends It
Listen = Silent
Dormitory = Dirty Room
Christmas tree = Search, Set, Trim
A Decimal Point = I'm a Dot in Place
The Earthquakes = That Queer Shake
Vladimir Nabokov = Vivian Darkbloom
(Vivian Darkbloom is a character in Nabokov's Lolita)
and of course Harry Potter fans with know that
Tom Marvolo Riddle = I am Lord Voldemort.

Sources: Wikipedia and


  1. Oh, great list - I love anagrams.

  2. That one for desperation is very suitable; and rather spooky actually!

  3. I am a longtime fan of anagrams. I esp. liked the ones for Gregory House, desperation, and dormitory.

  4. Oh, those are such fun! I love word games. LOL at "A Decimal Point" = "I'm a Dot in Place."

    Happy T13, and thanks for visiting mine! :)

  5. This refreshed my memory of one of my programming exercises in college. I went crazy doing it.

    Great brain teaser.

  6. Oh, those are really awesome anagrams!!!! Very clever ones.

    Thanks for stopping by :-)

  7. These are great! One of my favorite books from a few years ago is Rocket Boys. When it was made into a movie, they used an anagram for the title--October Sky

    I love the one for Gregory House! Just heard that one on the dvd the other night. ;)

  8. I find anagrams absolutely fascinating. Happy TT!

  9. Those are some great (and fitting) anagrams. I love listen-silent and dormitory-dirty room.

  10. These anagrams are great! Thanks for several good chuckles!

  11. These are terrific--I love everything about words. Great idea for TT. Thx for your visit. :)

  12. I'd not seen - Gregory House = Huge Ego, Sorry - before. Made me smile

    Great TT :-)

  13. These were great! I liked the one about the decimal point. It's amazing how important those little dots can be.

  14. Those are really good ones. It's weird how words have embedded within them these related concepts.

  15. As I am a kindergarten drop-out, I am not bright enough to do anagrams. I think they may be impossible with my dyslexia.

    I am doing "Do Follow" I am linking your blog to mine, and do appreciate the comment.

    If you would like to do so, I would appreciate a link-back.


    SJ Reidhead
    The Pink Flamingo

  16. Thanks to everyone for your comments!

    'Rocket Boys = October Sky' was also on the page I sourced these from. I haven't read the book or seen the movie but it's clever that they did that.
    I'm looking forward to hearing the House anagram in the show. Do you happen to remember which episode it was in?

    SJ Reidhead,
    I plan to modify my template this weekend sometime to remove the nofollow code.

  17. How fun. I love the snooze alarm and dormitory ones.

    Speaking of word play, my word verification for this post is "tgrsex" - thank god for sex LOL?

  18. Tom Marvolo Riddle...wasn't he absolutely gorgeous in The Chamber of Secrets?

  19. I like to play with words. Great TT!
    Thanks for visiting my tolkien quotes.

  20. Robin, LOL! Course I read that as 'tiger sex'!! ;P

    Janet, he was marvelous! :P


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