I’ve been reading some of Dylan Thomas’s early short stories. I noticed fairly quickly that one of the recurring place names in them, “Llareggub,” is “bugger all” backwards; but it didn’t occur to me to look carefully at other names in them. But then I poked around online to find out more about the stories, […]
Archive for Anagrams
I was playing a word game (Capitals, an iOS app that’s apparently no longer available), and I got to wondering how one would go about using a computer to find all the words that you can make with a given set of letters. I wouldn’t use such a program for playing a game. But I […]
I'm sure y'all know about hinky-pinkies. Here's a sort of quasi-variant: one person gives a clue, others try to find an answer that consists of two adjoining words (or phrases)...
Okay, is there anyone here who doesn't know that an anagram is a rearrangement of letters from a word or phrase, ideally resulting in another word or phrase that has some bearing on the original? Didn't think so. The Net is full of anagrams; they're so common that I'm surprised it's taken me a year […]