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Mikeharvey



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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 2:45 pm    Post subject: ANAGRAMS  Reply with quote

I discovered these two prime examples of ANAGRAMS in the fourth volume of John Julius Norwich’s literary compendiums ‘Christmas Crackers’.

PRESIDENT CLINTON OF THE USA     becomes

TO COPULATE HE FINDS INTERNS

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…..becomes

IN ONE OF THE BARD’S BEST-THOUGHT-OF TRAGEDIES,
OUR INSISTENT HERO, HAMLET, QUERIES ON TWO
FRONTS ABOUT HOW LIFE TURNS ROTTEN

Does anyone know any other good ones, or can invent one of their own?


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Evie
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing!!


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TheRejectAmidHair



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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In one of the  now-famous Guardian Christmas crosswords, teh legendary Araucaria came up with the following:

"O hark the herald angels sing the boy’s descent which lifted up the world"

is an anagram of

"While shepherds watched their flocks by night, all seated on the ground".



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Chibiabos83
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another famous Araucaria one of which I am particularly fond:

Chaste Lord Archer vegetating = The Old Vicarage, Grantchester



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