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Table of Contents

· Introduction

· What is an anagram?

· What are some examples?

· Do anagrams always need to be apt?

· Are there any unusual varieties of anagram?

· What is the longest anagram ever created?

· What are the hallmarks of a good anagram?

· What is the longest one-word anagram?

· What set of letters has the most one-word anagrams?

· What is the history of anagrams?

· How do you create anagrams?

Do anagrams always need to be apt?

Not always. Occasionally, we come across unusual anagrams where the subject and anagram are unrelated (i.e. non-apt), but consist of two well-known names or phrases.

A further, long list of anagrams of Wikipedia articles can be found here and an even longer list of shorter anagrams can be found here. We believe this is probably computer generated using Alex Healy's program.

More 113 interesting, but non-apt anagrams

Known phrase (or well known name) to known phrase anagrams with unrelated, but surprising results.

  1. Actual income = E-mail account.
  2. Adolescent crime = Domestic cleaner.
  3. A dream within a dream = What am I, a mind reader?
  4. A fashion model = He is a damn fool.
  5. A horned owl = An old whore.
  6. A sexual encounter = An extraneous clue.
  7. Antilog tables = A losing battle.
  8. Apostle Bird = Spoiled brat.
  9. Apple Macintoshes = Hepatic neoplasms.
  10. Bad weather = Wheat bread.
  11. Basmati rice = Semitic Arab.
  12. Bitch on heat = Nice hot bath.
  13. Blind date = Bland diet.
  14. Boulder Dam = Bread mould.
  15. Brainstem = Tribesman.
  16. Britney Spears = Presbyterians
  17. Brand names = Bad manners.
  18. Buck teeth = Butt cheek.
  19. Cab license = Science lab.
  20. Charge density = Yacht designer.
  21. Chemical agent = Climate change.
  22. Compression ratio = Corporate mission.
  23. Concert tickets = Cricket contest.
  24. Conference director = Reinforced concrete.
  25. Consenting adults = Design consultant.
  26. Contaminated = No Admittance.
  27. Convenience store = Viennese concerto.
  28. Costume ball = Custom label.
  29. Cote d'Ivoire = Erotic video.
  30. Crusades = Used cars.
  31. Cuban heels = Chelsea Bun.
  32. Diorama = AM radio.
  33. Double agents = Obtuse-angled.
  34. Drip treatment = Printed matter.
  35. Eastern bloc = Carbon steel.
  36. Earth tones = The senator.
  37. Eric Clapton = Narcoleptic.
  38. Ever so many = Money saver.
  39. Flat broke = Table fork.
  40. Fats Waller = Waterfalls.
  41. Female persons = No free samples.
  42. Fidel Castro = Tidal forces.
  43. Fine Arts = Fire ants.
  44. Fort Hood, Texas = Orthodox feast.
  45. Free trading = Great friend.
  46. Garden seat = Great Danes.
  47. Hand reared = Hard earned.
  48. H.E.L.P. International = Little Orphan Annie.
  49. Inderal = Ireland.
  50. In extremis = Ex-minister.
  51. Laminate flooring = Legal information.
  52. Lasting peace = Eating places.
  53. Lasting peace = Gelatine caps.
  54. Law firm = War film.
  55. Leonardo da Vinci = Vindaloo and rice.
  56. Line astern = Real Tennis.
  57. Medieval city = Timely advice.
  58. Meg Ryan = Germany.
  59. Mother Nature = The numerator.
  60. Musical composer = Soup commercials.
  61. Nail clippers = Calliper pins.
  62. Naked babes = Baked beans.
  63. Nations = Onanist.
  64. Nicholas Gage = Social change.
  65. Nude dancer = Redundance.
  66. Numerology = You mongrel.
  67. On the march = The Monarch.
  68. Operatic style = Stereotypical.
  69. Pepsi-Cola = A popsicle.
  70. Platonic year = Action replay.
  71. Plane crash = Search plan.
  72. Planet Mars = Master plan.
  73. Play the lead = Deathly pale.
  74. Potential = Lipton Tea.
  75. Power cable = Pace bowler.
  76. Predator = Teardrop.
  77. Printer cable = Prince Albert.
  78. Rape allegations = Legal separation.
  79. Real meaning = Line manager.
  80. Red Rum = Murder.
  81. Reliance on = Ocean liner.
  82. Ross Perot = SS trooper.
  83. Rescued animal = A medical nurse.
  84. Seaport = A poster.
  85. Search into = Chain store.
  86. Seat assignment = Instant message.
  87. Seed Corn Maggot = Second mortgage.
  88. Self evident = Field events.
  89. Silhouette = Hotel suite.
  90. Sinister motive = Soviet minister.
  91. Soda bottle = A blood test.
  92. Speed limit = Simple diet.
  93. Spotter plane = Rotten apples.
  94. Snow tyres = News story.
  95. Stage player = Pearly Gates.
  96. Stalwarts = Last straw.
  97. Strategic plan = Starting place.
  98. Supreme Court = Computer user.
  99. Tabloid press = Spoiled brats.
  100. Talkathons = Thanks a lot.
  101. The Rat Race = Art teacher.
  102. The Reader's Digest = Registered Deaths
  103. The Ukraine = Nature hike.
  104. Thunderstorm = Modern truths.
  105. Time traveler = Relative term.
  106. Train engineers = Entire earnings.
  107. Train spotting = Starting point.
  108. Treasure Island = Natural desires.
  109. U.S. President = Turnip seeds.
  110. Veganism = Ming Vase.
  111. War protest = Water sports.
  112. Word formation = Forward motion.
  113. Your other half = Our Holy Father.

Updated: May 10, 2016


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