Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Anagrams

Guess who's spending too much time lying in bed with nothing but her netbook for company? Anyway in between reading blogs, playing spider solitaire and of course writing novel 2 I rediscovered my favourite anagram solver site.

I used it for a quiz show that I worked on recently that had an anagram round. Mindless but titillating fun to be had finding anagrams of names and places etc. As an anagram I can be Red Sauna Hanky or A Naked Ashy Urn.

Below are some of my favourite anagrams that I came across while doing the show

1. A two word phrase that has the following anagrams:

Antarctic Clever Toy
Cancel Victory Treat
Carnal Corvette City
Tartan Tricycle Cove
Recontact Rectal Ivy

(Clue - CAR)

2. A classic 1930s film
Entwined Thigh Ow
Hot Whining Tweed

3. What I'm too fond of
Sir Top Carnation
Nip Or Castration

Answers if you haven't worked them out at http://wordsmith.org/anagram/

Has any one got any particularly amusing name anagrams? Hubby's is Brisk Horny Toot!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well how appropriate. I didn't know you were a fan of Satiric rat porno.

Jumbly Girl said...

Anon - that'll be because I spelt it wrong - should be 'Nip or Castration', which is obviously 'Satanic Riot Porn'

Bernadette said...

So sorry to hear you've been/are still so poorly. I do hope you get fixed soon.

HelenMHunt said...

I love anagrams. Did you ever read Masquerade? You were supposed to be able to find buried treasure if you solved all the clues and lots of those were anagrams.

Jumbly Girl said...

Bernadette - thanks. I'm trying to convince myself that I'm slowly improving but I'm still spending most of the day lying down,

Helen - Glad its not just me. No I never read Masquerade but if I'd known about the anagrams I might have done

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