Thursday, November 18, 2004

Anagram You

Have you ever tried to form anagrams by rearranging the letters in your name? Well, now it's easy, thanks to Wordsmith.org's anagram server.

Some years back, I was idly struck with this cool idea: what if someone wrote a series of novels, with the title of each novel an anagram of the author's name? Let's see, "Paul Burgess"... Well, if I knew anything about music and musicians (which I don't) I might attempt a trilogy about the life and career of a bluegrass musician...

First volume would trace the musician's rise from humble beginnings... it could be titled (anagram of "Paul Burgess") Bluegrass Up.

Second volume would follow his meteoric flight through the stratosphere of fame... title (anagram of "Paul Burgess"), Pegasus Blur.

And the third volume would chronicle the musician's messy affair with a barmaid, and his ensuing sad decline and fall. It would have the Clintonian title of (anagram of "Paul Burgess") Pub Lass Urge.

Try it out. Anagram yourself. Anagram your friends. Anagram your enemies. Do you have any novels, or trilogies, in you?

(Tip of the hat to Blackboar)

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Blogger dowingba said...

I plugged in my name (Chris Reid) and it just came up with a bunch of nonsensical stuff. I mean, not even words.

I guess I'll never be a famous novelist. Sigh...

Thursday, November 18, 2004 11:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Delightful blog, Paul. Thanks for the hat tip to my site!

By the way, I thought of a title for the person who posted prior to me:

Chris Reid = "Rich Rides" (The memoirs of a New York cabbie, a tell-all book regarding his discoveries about various wealthy and famous people while driving them around the Big Apple)

Scott (blackboar.blog-city.com/calvin5@iowatelecom.net)

Tuesday, November 30, 2004 4:58:00 PM  

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