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ANAGRAMS AND DT anaGRAMMYS
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An Anagram is not something you send your wife once a year.

OLL Wright Lefty Brothers, you've made it this far, so for right now we're going to stay with individual letters, but we're going to add in a few twists.  (In fact, how much does a peppermint twist? - see ALPHA BETS ™ DT humor type)

ANAGRAMS are words or phrases that are obtained through the process of shuffling letters to form a different word or name, e.g., ACT = CAT. Historically (Or is that hysterically?) speaking, Anagrams have been around for many years. During the 1200's, Jewish mystics, known as Cabbalists, believed that magical properties in the Hebrew alphabet and certain writings could be rearranged to work miracles and to reveal the truth. It was even believed by some, that prophets could create human beings, known as golems, out of dust by using the right combinations of letters to unlock the mysteries.

This concern with the magical alphabet, (How much does an alpha bet? - another ALPHABETS ™ DT humor) continued into the Middle Ages. In the early 1600's, Louis XIII, King of France, appointed a royal Anagrammatist.  In fact, an English King by the name of "JAMES STUART" became "A JUST MASTER" when he received his telegrammy.  Note:  We label any Anagram that creates a DoubleTake, a DT anaGRAMMY..  (And talking about the "union" and Black "Label" Beer ... What did the two beer cans say to each other when they passed on the Detroit street? ...  "What's happening Brew?

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Lewis Carroll, one of the original people who suffered from the DT's, came up with many Anagrams. His pen name was formed by anglicizing his first two names (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) in Latin "Carolus Lodovicus" into "Lewis Carroll."

DoubleTake has found out that "Charles Lutwidge Dodgson", anaGRAMMY'S to "Old Dog Watches Nude Girls".

Several of the anaGRAMMY kind that he contributed and that we like:
          Florence Nightingale = flit on, cheering angel
          William Ewart Gladstone = wild agitator means well

Some even believed that an Anagram of their name would fortell the future. Andre Pujom, a Frenchman, discovered that his name could be Anagrammed into Pendu a Riom, (translation, "hanged at Riom") and he committed a murder so that he would be hung there. That's gung ho stupid, not hung go. 

Here are a few more Anagrams that we found to be interesting DoubleTakes ...
So, may we have the envelopes please, for the winners of the anaGRAMMY™ awards
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ORIGINAL
DOUBLETAKE anaGRAMMY
a decimal point
I'm a dot in place
a stitch in time saves nine
this is meant as incentive
Alec Guinness
genuine class
angered
enraged
animosity
is no amity
astronomer
moon starer
Camry
my car
Christianity 
it's in charity
Clint Eastwood
old west action
contradiction
accord not in it
conversation
voices rant on
debit card
bad credit
diplomacy
mad policy
eleven plus two
twelve plus one
endearments
tender names
England's Queen Victoria
governs a nice quiet land
evangelist
evil's agent
George Bush
he bugs Gore
Halley's Comet
shall yet come
HMS Pinafore
name for ship
James Watt
a steam wit
marriage
a grim era
medical consultations
noted miscalculations
mother in law
woman hitler
nail-biting refreshes the feet
the best things in life are free
old England
golden land
parishioners
I hire parsons
penitentiary
nay, I repent it
presbyterian
best in prayer
punishment
nine thumps
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Ford, the real star, is OK
revolution
to love ruin
Saint Elmo's fire
it's lit for seamen
Schoolmaster
the classroom
Semolina
is no meal
slot Machines
cash lost in 'em
snooze alarms
Alas! No more Z's
soft heartedness
often sheds tears
the aristocracy
a rich tory caste
the eyes
they see
the earthquakes
that queer shake
the end of the world is nigh
down this hole -- frightened
the public art galleries
large picture halls, I bet
the public art galleries
large picture halls, I bet
The Towering Inferno
Not worth fire engine
Tony Blair MP
I'm Tory, Plan B
total abstainers
sit not at ale bars
unadorned
and or nude
Western Union
no wire unsent
William Shakespeare
I am a weakish speller

and semi-finally "organ" = groan ... which is what you should be doing by now ...

OUT OF THIS WORLD anaGRAMMY
"That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind. (Neil Armstrong)."
Anagram: "A thin man left planet, ran, makes large stride, pins a flag on moon. On to Mars!"

EDITH anaGRAMMY
"Stifle" anagrams "itself"

ANOTHER TV anaGRAMMY
How about the Simpson's BART = BRATBart Simpson

The Company anaGRAMMY Keeps
AT&T Laboratories
a sailboat retort
Boeing
big one
New York Times
monkeys write
The Globe and Mail
hot, blamed, genial
The News of the World
tender, hot flesh -- wow
Time Warner
mean writer


... so why don't we double the ANnie (GRAMS)? 

FEELING CLUELESS?

These next few words have clues to the AnaGRAMS. See if you can guess the two connecting Anagrams without looking (click in space individually) or
CLICK HERE TO GO TO BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE FOR THE ANSWERS (IF YOU DON'T WANT TO SOLVE THEM INDIVIDUALLY).

WORD
CLUE
anaGRAMMY
desperation suicide
click here for answer
dormitory school time
click here for answer
latent hidden promise
click here for answer
ocean sea going craft
click here for answer
President Clinton, of the USA only in America
click here for answer
regal (also see REVERSES) drink fit for a king
click here for answer
remote object in outer space
click here for answer
supersonic drummer in Concorde 
click here for answer
the Morse Code Laugh-In famous line
click here for answer
expands fat guys shouldn't wear
click here for answer
unshod  barefoot dogs
click here for answer
the hurricanes Florida butter
click here for answer

But if those were R 2 (D2?) simple 4 U, try some ANTI-GRAMS

                                                   astronomers                  no more stars
                                                   funeral                             real fun
                                                   festival                             evil fast

HOW MUCH DOES A SHAKE SPEAR? (see ALPHA BETS )
Cory Calhoun
produced this Shakespeare classic, which DT considers to be a Great anaGRAMMY:
     "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."
anaGrammy'd to:
     " In one of the Bard's best-thought-of tragedies, our insistent hero, Hamlet, queries on two fronts about how life turns rotten."

DON'T REIGN ON HER PARADE
Here's a few anagrams from Ask Marilyn ( Marilyn Vos Savant), Parade.com; click on Ask Marilyn

on, no
apt, tap
now, own
erring, ringer
words, sword

ingrain, raining


PANAGRAMS (COULDN'T THINK OF A CATCHY TITLE YET... SUGGEST ONE?)

These specific type of anagrams create a sentence using all the letters of the alphabet.  Although these don't necessarily meet the criteria of DT anaGRAMS, DoubleTake has to give credit where credit is due. A few examples are:

Mr. Jock, TV quiz PhD, bags few lynx.
The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog.
Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs.
How quickly daft jumping zebras vex.
Many-wived Jack laughs at probes of sex quiz.


LOST AGAIN?
Sue pam. (Use map)

anaGRAMMY Map

HERE COMES SANTA
Before we go on leave of your senses, here's another FOOT(in the mouth)NOTE (sort of) anaGRAMMY. Santa ANA (ANNA) , who had a wooden leg and was famous as the Mexican General at the Alamo, had his wooden leg confiscated (later in the war). The story goes that American troops found Santa Ana's carriage abandoned and discovered the General's personal wardrobe, $70,000 of silver, and his favorite leg. (Santa Anna liked a particular light-weight leg made of cork that filled out his stockings and tight pantaloons.)
THE LAST LEG OF THE JOURNEY.
The leg caught the fancy of the American troops, who parodied the song, "The Girl I Left Behind Me."
(Click here to see lyrics.) THE LEG was put on (DT wouldn't put you on, check it out.) display in a "show" that toured America. Only shows to go ya. Santa Anna’s infamous leg is now in a Michigan museum. Mexico has repeatedly asked the US to return it.

There's also a Santa Anna connection to the Lost Dutchman Gold- see Peralta)

"The greatest problem of communication is the illusion that it has been accomplished."   George Bernard Shaw

VERY IMPORTANT NOTE ON NEW STUFF:
Before we go any further, YU SHUD NO (oriental guru?), that most of the anaGrammys listed above were done a long time ago when we released SUPERSTION GOLD, THE ORIGINAL GOLD ALBUM.  As DT was/is in the process of updating for the Internet/website sections of our book, The Goldbuster Guidebook, in which we developed/explained/categorized our DoubleTakes, we found many new ones (many generated by computer programs. 

Anagrams took a quantum leap (see DT Quantum Leap spec script TWINCIDENTALLY and TWNCINDENTALS™) in 1988, with the first stand-alone anagram-generating software. The art of producing a great anagram or DT anaGrammy lies in the ability to extract a meaningful phrase from a huge volume of irrelevant data; to spot that one gem in a huge load of Garbage In Garbage Out (GIGO). If "knew" ones we found could easily be inserted into ours and were what DT considered to be DoubleTakes we tried to update (How much does an up date? see ALPHA BETS ). At a later date when DT has time to do it (can time do it?), we will do more research. However, there are so many anagrams out there and websites that are very good in the area of anagrams, DT will refer to them.

Two great free sites that create anagrams and have lots of stuff (and their founders) are:
The AnagramGenius site: William Tunstall-Pedoe of Cambridge, England, started using a computer (in 1988) to find anagrams from words, phrases and names.
The Wordsmith site: Anu Garg, provides instant anagrams that are computer generated..

FYI
A few words...

transpositions: One word anagrams

redividers: (Itself a palindrome) merely the insertion or deletion of spaces "Psychotherapist" = "Psycho, the rapist" and "The IRS" = "Theirs"

antigram: where the meaning of the anagram is considered opposite in some way to the subject. A classic example is "funeral" = "Real fun!".

semordnila: has reverse spelling of a word and itself spells a proper word name of synthetic fiber Spandex is an anagram of expands

Anigram: is anagram which animates to show itself at work.

Anugram: a "true" anagram (Eleven plus two = Twelve plus one)

AND LAST FOR NOW, HERE'S THE SANTA ANA PARODY DIS(and)CUSSED ABOVE
Click here to go up to the discsussion of Santa Anna's Leg

THE LEG I LEFT BEHIND ME
( a parody of “The Girl I Left Behind Me”)

I am stumpless quite since from the shot
Of Cerro Gordo peggin',
I left behind, to pay Gen. Scott,
My grub, and gave my leg in.

I dare not turn to view the place
Lest Yankee foes should find me,
And mocking shake before my face
The Leg I Left Behind Me.

At Buena Vista I was sure
That Yankee troops must surrender,
And bade my men hurrah, for you're
All going on a bender.

That all my hopes and plans were dashed,
My scattered troops remind me,
But though I there got soundly thrashed,
I left no leg behind me.

Should Gen. Taylor of my track get scent,
Or Gen Scott beat up my quarters,
I may as well just be content
To go across the waters.

But should that my fortune be,
Fate has not quite resigned me
For in the museum I will see
The Leg I Left Behind Me.

CLUELESS ANSWERS FROM ABOVE

A ROPE ENDS IT
DIRTY ROOM
TALENT
CANOE
TO COPULATE, HE FINDS INTERNS
LAGER
METEOR
PERCUSSION
HERE COME DOTS
SPANDEX
HOUNDS
THESE CHURN AIR

 

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