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Tuesday, 9 August 2011


Some historians claim anagrams originated in the 3rd century BC with the Greek poet Lycophron who lived in Alexandria at the palace of King Ptolemy Philadelphus (285-247BC). In a poem on the siege of Troy entitled Cassandra, Lycophron included anagrams of the names of Ptolemy and his queen, Arsinoe.

'Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott' is an anagram of 'Novel by a Scottish writer.'

‘Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution’ is an anagram of ‘Oh-ho! Words verify Natural Selection’.

'Florence Nightingale' is an anagram of 'Flit on, cheering angel' and ‘Reflecting on healing’ and ‘No lice, filth, gangrene’.

'Author Boris Pasternak' (he is the writer of Dr. Zhivago) is an anagram of 'Rather apt Russian book' 

Monday is the only day of the week that has an anagram, dynamo.

Astronomer is an anagram of moon starer.

In the Doors song L.A. Woman "Mr. Mojo Risin'" is an anagram for "Jim Morrison."

Britney Spears’ name is an anagram of a Presbyterians. 

Sir Patrick Stewart (Captain Jean-Luc Picard) is an anagram of “I scrap Star Trek wit”. 

‘European Parliament’ is an anagram of “People are in a rut, man”.

 Texas is an anagram of the word taxes. The only other US state which has a common one-word anagram of its name is Minnesota (nominates). 

 “National Rail Timetables” is an anagram of “All trains aim to be late in.” 

"Twelve plus one" is an anagram of "eleven plus two."

Spandex' is an anagram for 'expands.'

Hydroxydesoxycorticosterone and hydroxydeoxycorticosterones are the largest anagrams.

Source The Times 5/12/05

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