Saturday 25 December 2010


OK, that title was a bit daft, but it only took me a minute to do. I read a list of much more impressive anagrams recently, and I thought they might amuse you over this holiday time (oops sorry, CHRISTMAS TIME).

Clever anagrams...

"Dormitory" - Dirty Room

"Evangelist" - Evil's Agent

"Desperation" - A Rope Ends It

"The Morse Code" - Here Come Dots

"Slot Machines" - Cash Lost in 'em

"Animosity" - Is No Amity

"Mother-in-law" - Woman Hitler

"Snooze Alarms" - Alas! No More Z's

"Alec Guinness" - Genuine Class

"Semolina" - Is No Meal

"The Public Art Galleries" - Large Picture Halls, I Bet

"A Decimal Point" - I'm a Dot in Place

"The Earthquakes" - That Queer Shake

"Eleven plus two" - Twelve plus one

"Contradiction" - Accord not in it

"George Bush" - He bugs Gore

And some even cleverer anagrams...

"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." Anagram: In one of the Bard's best-thought-of tragedies, our insistent hero, Hamlet, queries on two fronts about how life turns rotten.

"That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." Anagram: A thin man ran; makes a large stride, left planet, pins flag on moon! On to Mars!

"President Clinton of the USA" Anagram: To copulate he finds interns.

(that's my favourite Danny!!)


  1. Oops 'burping minuscule' no offence intended.

    You started it!

  2. I'm hopeless at anagrams or I would try to think of a really good one out of the house of windsor or something!

  3. LOL Tris...Very clever and funny! And just perfect for President Bill. Surely 100 letter anagrams require a computer to compose. I would need that software to solve CH's. Or the one which is apparently a road map of some sort, with place names. I'm really hopeless with anagrams too.

    Spot on for Alec Guinness, BTW.

    As for King Canute. Would the average Briton know about King Canute commanding the tides? If so, they know a lot more about their kings than Americans generally know about the Presidents. I only know it by having recently sat through Dr. Starkey's documentary on the English/British monarchy....LOL.

  4. Not fair CH... I'M supposed to set them....!

    When I get back tonight, I promise to try to solve them though :)!

  5. They are my favourite type of crossword clue Munguin.

  6. I thought you'd enjoy that one Danny. I imagine a programme must have been used for these long one, yes, I can't imagine a little old man sitting there working all that out.

    I think the average Englishman would not recognise any but the infamous monarchs (Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Richard Lionheart, Canute) because they have been used so often in popular fictions.

    Mind you the Scots would be the same about their monarchs... Macbeth!

  7. There you go Munguin... solve that one.

  8. OK CH. Even the one where you give us a clue is completely lost on me...

    Spill the beans!


    Internet Anagram Server, or 'I, Rearrangement Servant'

    Happy Kwanzaa!

  10. United Kingdom 'Nut kingdom die'
    Munguins republic 'burping minuscule'

  11. Ah... I've got that other one Cynical.

    Hide Sunroof Sow!

    LOL I think we should rename the blog "Burping Miniscule" That's an awesome name!!

  12. Thanks Laz... That's how I got the Hide Sunroof Sow... Good huh!!

  13. But I can't get anything out of happy kwansaa!!

  14. That must be it right enough Cynical...hmmmmmm


  15. I gotta find that anagram making software. It's the only way I would have any chance of solving anagrams.

  16. Hey cynicalHighlander. Thanks a lot.

    Now I have a chance with anagrams. Way cool!

    Working on a really clever anagram post now. ;-)