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“Latins are tenderly enthusiastic. In Brazil, they throw flowers at you. In Argentina, they throw themselves." -- Marlene Dietrich

I’m a Jar Townie: Anagramming for Fun

Japan's former capital city (Kyoto) and present capital city (Tokyo) names are anagrams of each other. The word stifle is an anagram of itself. Camry, a car from Toyota, is an anagram of my car.

Because I’m a dork, and because I love language’s inherently beautiful malleability, I have spent most of my Friday making anagrams. Specifically, entering words into this anagram server and laughing at some of the results.

For example, an anagram of The Princess’ and my real names is Vagina Men. My siblings’ names make up an anagram of Algae Trier. An anagram of one of my favorite blogs is Shat Blessed Frig. And one of our capital city’s anagrams is Natch Gods Win.

Anagramming may sound like an exercise in futility. Maybe it’s because I was an English Lit major, but, to me, it’s a highly creative endeavor that is part science and part intuition. It taps into our collective love of words and the endless search for finding new meanings within them. And when we find a particularly apt anagram Clint Eastwood = Old West Action it can make us laugh.

So go ahead and try it out yourself. Post your best anagramming results in my comments section.
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