Anagrammy Awards > Nomination Archives > 2003


1st - Jesse Frankovich with:
The articulate person =
He utters a clear point.

2nd - Meyran Kraus with:
"Every cloud has a silver lining"? =
No, such drivel is largely naive.

3rd - Joe Fathallah with:
Rats and mice ~
in cat's dream.

Larry Brash with:
Australian wine =
It nails unaware.

Larry Brash with:
Nuclear contamination =
Alarm! I cannot continue!

Larry Brash with:
Anonymous poster =
Stop your no-names!

Richard Brodie with:
Sound investment portfolio pick =
Top silver mine stock option fund.

Joe Fathallah with:
The Meaning of Life =
Fine gin, hot female.

Jesse Frankovich with:
A wonderful day? =
No way! Dreadful!

Jesse Frankovich with:
Malignant tumors =
Mutating's normal.

Jesse Frankovich with:
Time's units? =
It's minutes!

Jesse Frankovich with:
Volatile situation =
Alleviation to suit.

Jesse Frankovich with:
Malpractice =
Clear impact.

Jesse Frankovich with:
True danger =

Jesse Frankovich with:
Gene therapy =
Pay the green!!

Jesse Frankovich with:
The Surgeon General's Warning ~
is urgent when organs enlarge.

Jesse Frankovich with:
Anonymous message =
Some ass, no-name guy.

Jesse Frankovich with:
Herbicides =
Birches die?

Jesse Frankovich with:
The fraternity pals =
There's party in flat.

Jesse Frankovich with:
Emergencies =
See me cringe.

Jesse Frankovich with:
A pounding head =
An odd huge pain.

Toby Gottfried with:
Man cannot live by bread alone =
Not even my adorable cannibal!

Toby Gottfried with:
Self-nomination =
If it's a non-lemon.

Toby Gottfried with:
Met a ~

Richard Grantham with:
Head choristers =
Heard this score?

Richard Grantham with:
People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones =
Oh, unless pure don't slag he who is not spotless.

Richard Grantham with:
Adult video store =
Studio-love trade.

Richard Grantham with:
The armaments industry =
Nutters' dynamite harms.

Richard Grantham with:
The Messiah =
He's a theism.

Adrian Hickford with:
Car has =
a crash!

Adrian Hickford with:
My lips are sealed =
I made less a reply...

Adrian Hickford with:
Breast screening =
Steer big scanner.

Jaybur with:
The promise =
Merits hope.

Jaybur with:
Real studious =
Serious adult.

Jaybur with:
The famous painting =
Aim to hang up finest.

Joost R. Meerten with:
All quiet on the western front =
Hot quarrel often went silent.

Allan Morley with:
Catholic priests =
Special to Christ.

Allan Morley with:
Anagrammatic =
A magic mantra.

Zoran Radisavlevic with:
Tennis champion =
Spin in one match!

Zoran Radisavlevic with:
Siesta in Spain =
Nap is sane? It is!

Hans-Peter Reich with:
Fingertips =
Finest grip.


1st - Scott Gardner with:
The Wimbledon Ladies' Singles final =
Belgians fold; Williamses in the end.

2nd - Hans-Peter Reich with:
Children's literature =
Little urchin readers.

3rd - Toby Gottfried with:
Eight Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter =
Must heed: else, if you get girl pregnant, a grim death.

David Bourke with:
The Kindness Of Strangers =
Kate finds her strongness.

David Bourke with:
La Fiesta de San Fermines, Pamplona =
Sense of fear...animal impaled pants!

Larry Brash with:
The British Open Golf Championship =
In big form? Hole chip shot? It happens!

Jesse Frankovich with:
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen =
Note they're unreal - exaggerated on film!

Jesse Frankovich with:
ATP Tennis Championship =
Happiness in match point.

Scott Gardner with:
Pirates of the Caribbean =
Sea captain: robber, thief.

Richard Grantham with:
Situation comedies =
Idiotic tone amuses.

Jaybur with:
US golfer Ben Curtis =
Gets club: IN! for sure!

Jaybur with:
Brad Pitt "Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas" =
Brings life and depth to sea-based events.

Meyran Kraus with:
'The Adventures of Pinocchio' by Carlo Collodi =
Creation can prove foolish Toy *could* be Child!

Joost R. Meerten with:
Va, pensiero, sull'ali dorate =
Late Verdi's opera allusion.

Zoran Radisavlevic with:
American basketball player =
TRY NBA, pals. I became L.A."Laker"!
[Also contains mini anagram with solution: BRYANT!]


1st - Scott Gardner with:
West Africa =
It faces war.

2nd - Toby Gottfried with:
CIA takes the blame =
The team backs a lie.

3rd - Allan Morley with:
Weapons of mass destruction =
Stupid son saw no traces of 'em.

David Bourke with:
The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund =
So, is a flame from a super 'Candle In The Wind'?

Larry Brash with:
Suicide bombers =
Crime: bus bodies.

Jesse Frankovich with:
A search for bioweapons =
We reach poison of Arabs?

Jesse Frankovich with:
The Israeli/Palestinian Conflicts =
These politicians can instill fear.

Jesse Frankovich with:
Running of Pamplona =
Painful prong on man?

Jesse Frankovich with:
The suicidal terrorist =
Arrest this cruel idiot!

Jesse Frankovich with:
Heat waves =
Have sweat!

Jesse Frankovich with:
Superstar Kobe Bryant =
Trust's broken, by a rape.

Jesse Frankovich with:
The sons of Saddam Hussein =
US shots in damn foes' heads!

Jesse Frankovich with:
States' men shot down ~
the most-wanted sons.

Jesse Frankovich with:
American troops sent to Liberia =
Real sinister combat operation.

Jesse Frankovich with:
The Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution =
Nation run by fouler heathen - Vive Castro!

Richard Grantham with:
President Robert Mugabe =
Embittered baron purges.

Jaybur with:
Serena Williams wins Singles Title =
Tennis sister is aiming well, as well!

Jaybur with:
Forest fires hit southern France =
Their arsonist's further offence.

Meyran Kraus with:
The sons of Saddam Hussein =
US has shot a fiend's demons.

Zoran Radisavlevic with:
The fiftieth anniversary of revolution on Cuba =
Hot fun for Castro. Then (if you believe it) - nirvana!


1st - David Bourke with:
Used condoms =
So cum-sodden.

2nd - Allan Morley with:
A one-track mind =
Romantic, naked.

eq.3rd - Richard Grantham with:
The porno star =
Throat person.

eq.3rd - Toby Gottfried with:
The Oldest Profession =
Lots of penises to herd.

Jesse Frankovich with:
Oral pleasures =
Slurps areolae!

Jesse Frankovich with:
Self-absorbed woman =
False boobs draw men!

Meyran Kraus with:
The Oldest Profession =
Lip often hosted sores.

Hans-Peter Reich with:
Platonic relationships =
Clitoris hints no appeal.

Hans-Peter Reich with:
The erect penis =
Tit-presence, eh?


1st - Jaybur with:
William Shakespeare, the Bard of Avon =
Methinks I love a word, a phrase, a fable!

2nd - Adrian Hickford with:
Athlete Carl Lewis =
Will steal the race.

3rd - Jesse Frankovich with:
O, Brightest Genius! =
George Bush isn't it.

David Bourke with:
The former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin =
In fridge: Natrium, rancid head, tomato.

David Bourke with:
Nurse Florence Nightingale =
Unrelenting, healing Forces.

Larry Brash with:
The Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi =
His volatile ire, inimitable mini-corruptness.

Toby Gottfried with: [Liberian president]
Charles Taylor =
A sorry hellcat.

Richard Grantham with:
The Prime Minister, Tony Blair =
British emperor, in mentality.

David A. Green with:
Matthew Hopkins, the Witch-Finder General =
That chap, he frightened wrinkliest women.

Jaybur with:
Admiral Nelson =
Damn rollin' sea!

Meyran Kraus with:
G.W. Bush, the president of America =
I draft bogus theme in war speech.

Zoran Radisavlevic with:
The swimmers Michael Phelps and Ian Thorpe =
Phenomenal champs impress with their lead!

Hans-Peter Reich with: [the outlaw 'Billy the Kid']
William Bonney =
"I own name "Billy".


1st - Allan Morley with:
The Apple Macintosh =
I plan to shame the PC.

2nd - David A. Green with:
The British Dental Hygienists' Association =
As I see it, tooth's clean, bright... and it is shiny!

eq.3rd - Richard Grantham with:
The Leaning Tower of Pisa =
Foreign, with a neat slope.

eq.3rd - Jaybur with:
A Porsche Carrera GT =
Great racer: posh car.

David Bourke with:
The European Parliament =
An ephemeral reputation.

Larry Brash with:
The Leaning Tower of Pisa =
A few great in-line photos.

Richard Brodie with:
Australian continent =
Natural ancients on it.

Joe Fathallah with:
The Miss World Beauty Contest =
Tasty chest. Rude to women's lib.

Jesse Frankovich with:
Holy Eucharist =
Christ, you heal!

Scott Gardner with:
U.S. Declaration of Independence =
Free land: Nation seceded in coup.

Toby Gottfried with:
The Los Angeles Times =
Meet those LA singles!

Richard Grantham with:
The University of Queensland =
Have only infrequent studies.

Richard Grantham with:
Pepsi, the choice of a new generation =
Pose with nice can of eerie pathogen.

David A. Green with:
The Restricted Growth Association of Denmark =
In short, seeks to contact midget or dwarf, I hear.

David A. Green with:
Longman's Guide to English Usage =
Logged hints on language misuse.

Adrian Hickford with:
Do any car drivers love ~
a Land Rover Discovery?

Meyran Kraus with:
Department of Homeland Security =
Any such plot terminated freedom.

Zoran Radisavlevic with:
Australian land =
A natural island.

Hans-Peter Reich with:
Great Sandy desert =
Drat! Nasty degrees.

Hans-Peter Reich with:
Sixties =
It is sex.


1st - Jaybur with: [A British Telecom advertisement]
Why do birds suddenly appear, every time you are near?
I'm a falconer.
If only everything was as simple as BT's pricing options.
Why is a toucan similar to a phone-user?
Its bill is very large.
Modern company's prospering every day, and debt's fine, if *we* pay.

2nd - Jesse Frankovich with:
The Fourth of July: the United States of America's Independence Day =
The selected founders identify a treaty of hope and human justice.

3rd - Meyran Kraus with:
All I ever wanted
All I ever needed
Is here in my arms
Words are very
They can only do harm. (Depeche Mode)
We heard heavenly rhymes as they conveyed a dream world - one so real and unmarred, it's perceived merely in silence.

David Bourke with:
The Iranian craniopagus twin sisters Laleh and Ladan Bijani =
I shall warn: Suicidal and insane, separating join at the brain.

David Bourke with:
The Scottish Formula One racing driver David Marshall Coulthard (of the McLaren-Mercedes Benz team) =
Attracts crazed girls, but deemed no rival for Michael Schumacher (or even Damon Hill). Dreams of tenth!

Richard Brodie with:
Captain Sparrow of the Black Pearl, pirate ship of the Caribbean. =
Barbaric boat crew appear thin. If I approach aft ... Help! Skeletons!

Toby Gottfried with:
"If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator" -- George W Bush =
We do bear a high claim: United States was just before that idiotic, self-righteous oligarch took powers.

Richard Grantham with:
There are some things money can't buy. For everything else, there's MasterCard. =
Greedy mercenary halves my finances through bothersome set interest rate.

Richard Grantham with:
"God told me to strike at al-Qaeda and I struck them, and then He instructed me to strike at Saddam, which I did." =
Thug must admit he decimated Iraq thanks to a theistic mistake: Dick, Donald, Dad and the rest were *not* Lord.


1st - Larry Brash with:
"It was once believed that a million monkeys at a million keyboards would eventually type the works of Shakespeare, but the Internet has since disproved this theory."
Instead, we only have to tolerate useless spam like: "Make Money Fast!"; "Buy Online Holiday!"; "Total Help with Debt!" "Have Harder Erections!"; or "Visit Kinky Dutch Porn Websites!"


2nd - Joost R. Meerten with:
I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
When racial hate became the birth of a bloody conflict, the weary-eyed had faith in non-violent revolution. Why? Martin Luther King jr. detected liberty's hour.


3rd - Meyran Kraus with:
The odd origin of the word 'Orange' (quoted from "Etymologically Speaking")

Orange (Eng.); Orange (Fr.); Naranja (Sp.); Arancia (It.)
Interestingly, none of these terms come from the Latin word for orange, citrus aurentium; instead, they all come from the ancient Sanskrit naga ranga, which literally means "fatal indigestion for elephants." In certain traditions the orange, not the apple, is the fruit responsible for original sin. There was an ancient Malay fable - which made its way into the Sanskrit tongue around the Seventh or Eighth Centuries B.C. - that links the orange to the sin of gluttony and has an elephant as the culprit. Apparently, one day an elephant was passing through the forest, when he found a tree unknown to him in a clearing, bowed downward by its weight of beautiful, tempting oranges; as a result, the elephant ate so many that he burst. Many years later a man stumbled upon the scene and noticed the fossilized remains of the elephant with many orange trees growing from what had been its stomach. The man then exclaimed, "Amazing! What a naga ranga (fatal indigestion for elephants)!"

Other amazing examples:

'I'm pregnant' - It appears that the source of the word 'pregnant' is linked to the Albanian saying (mainly used by young adults), "Amah, preh ann ante", that states: "Honey, I think we're screwed".

'Britney Fans' - Amazingly, the phrase doesn't refer to the singer, as such; in fact, it's one of a few entertaining Latin anagrams from the nineteenth century, of 'Bres Infanty', more or less translated to: 'The Infants who are drawn to an Ample Mammary Gland'.

'Sequel' - An alteration of 'Sechu Wal', an Argentinian gang-slang phrase which means "Another kick to the groin" (often that of a mugging victim lying injured in the street). It was popularised by H. Wood, the aging leader of the Calephornea gang, constantly asserting that "it could gain one more profit - well, nine times out of ten".

'God' - One of the hardest origins to find; Some tenable theories: The archaic Finnish 'Gutenn', which meant either 'A nobler one' or 'Mail fraud'; Pompeii's "Gatne chenuale!" ("Thanks a bunch for that crater!"); And the Hebrew "Tiru et ha-Godel!", or: "Wow, what a fat ass!", allegedly what Moses yelled at the Lord's apparition on Mount Sinai.


Jesse Frankovich with:
President Bush signaled that the United States would be much more active in opposing repressive regimes in Africa, promising that Washington would play a role in resolving the situation in Liberia.
Conditions in Monrovia have now become bitterly desperate... war is there, and we could help authorities mitigate fighting, hamper uprisings, inhibit pillaging, and use surpluses to lessen starvation.


Jaybur with:
The Loose that Gade the Olden Gegg



1st - Richard Brodie with:
Battle of the Books


eq.2nd - Richard Grantham with:
The Witch's Prayer


eq.2nd - Meyran Kraus with:
Eminem: Cleaning Out My Closet


Jesse Frankovich with:
Shel Silverstein: Smart


Joost R. Meerten with:
That's anagrammic poetry


Joost R. Meerten with:
Ode to a Skylark


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