Fun With Anagrams

I love anagrams.  They are a great deal of fun that help fuel the creative writing process.  I’ll give you an example.

Hurricane Sandy.  It is news.  It is so much news that it is becoming an annoyance.  But it becomes more interesting If you make Sandy a character.  Let’s do that, and use an anagram to help Sandy along.   Anagram the word Hurricane and you get the word Raunchier.  So when Sandy runs into a hurricane she becomes very much  raunchier.  Kinda person you want to invite to a party.

Ya, baybee!

But then again it might get a bit hairy.  Why? Let’s anagram again.  If you anagram Hurricane Sandy, one of the combinations you end up with is Anarchy Insured.  She might be fun, but ya might end up with your house burned down and your car blown up for your efforts.

Methinks a raunchy lunatic character named Sandy will show up in some story somewhere in the near future.  And she’s gonna wreak havoc.

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Mind you, ya can’t really do that with every word or group of words and make it work.  At least I can’t.   Dunno what the hell I would do with blackout.

Blackout?  A tub(Tuba) lock?  Boat Luck?  Meh… That’s what I say to that.  It’s not as bad as  anagramming New Jersey, but it’s close.

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And you can’t really use a lot of the anagrams that are available.  Example?  The working title of the story I am writing is Against The Law.  Now, if I anagram that on the computer ( a practice I am getting more and more used to) There are approximately 51,000 different word combinations.


Now there are good anagrams that can be played with if nothing else. For example, naming a bar where some of the people in the story hang out at That Agile Swan works, but the rest of the anagrams that I see really aren’t helping much.  One out of 51,000 isn’t exactly a great batting average.  It can’t be helped I guess.

But still, it’s a fun toy, a way to get the creative juices flowing even if it isn’t always precisely useful at that particular moment.

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A final anagram before I call it a night.

Anagram: United States/Estate Nudist/ Steadiest Nut/ Saute Dentist /A Students Tie/ Detests A Unit


That’s it from here, America.  G’night.


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