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Title: Random anagrams
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 09 Sep 2019, 08:59
Tova had a good one recently and I realized we didn't have a thread for them.

A thread dearth, to make a phrase with a word and its anagram.
Title: Re: Random anagrams
Post by: Castlerook on 09 Sep 2019, 09:28
Astronomer - Moon Starer.
The eyes - They see.
Eleven Plus Two - Twelve Plus One.
Title: Re: Random anagrams
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 25 Oct 2019, 09:40
"Scorched earth" is an anagram for "Oh, sacred retch".
Title: Re: Random anagrams
Post by: Eri on 23 Nov 2019, 20:39
The meaning of life.
The fine game of nil.
Title: Re: Random anagrams
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 24 Nov 2019, 22:46
Splendid.
Title: Re: Random anagrams
Post by: cesium133 on 24 Nov 2019, 23:02
Spindled.
Title: Re: Random anagrams
Post by: Castlerook on 25 Nov 2019, 10:01
Apple Macintosh - Laptop Machines
Angered - Enraged
Editor - Redo it
Schoolmaster - the Classroom
Title: Re: Random anagrams
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 30 Nov 2019, 22:47
A variation I like is to put something together with its anagram to form a phrase.

Loathe a hotel.
Holstein in hotel.
Tide diet.
Outre route.
Title: Re: Random anagrams
Post by: cesium133 on 30 Nov 2019, 22:48
Lefse feels
Title: Re: Random anagrams
Post by: pwhodges on 02 Dec 2019, 03:18
Get Brexit done = Re-extend, bigot
Title: Re: Random anagrams
Post by: Case on 09 Dec 2019, 22:08
A variation I like is to put something together with its anagram to form a phrase.

Loathe a hotel.
Holstein in hotel.
Tide diet.
Outre route.

"Holstein in hotel" is missing an 's'. Probably should have been 'in hostel'. Maybe the German habit of pronouncing it as 'Hol-shtein' mislead you here?

(German is said to be 'pronounced as it is written' - I have my doubts on that. The German and English 's' are identical. Ditto for the 'st' - in theory: Most Germans would pronounce the 's' in 'stein' (~stone) as a 'sch' (sounds roughly like the 'sh' in names like 'Shulz'), instead of as 'ess-tee' as in 'hostel' or 'stand'. There are regional variations - it's more common in the German North to pronounce every 'st' as 'ess-tee'. Theirs is a minority position, but at the same time, Holstein is located in that very same north ...  :angel: )
Title: Re: Random anagrams
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 23 Dec 2019, 11:09
Or "in hotels".

Shy irate hysteria
Spoiled idle sop
I lawyer wearily
I rotted Detroit
Title: Re: Random anagrams
Post by: Case on 23 Dec 2019, 16:43
I'm a bit confused about 'Holstein in hotels' , though - Holstein is a region in Germany (the bit just below Denmark) and one half of the state of Schleswig-Holstein.

It's one of the smaller states of the Federation, but not small enough to fit into a hotel.

Edit: Are you referring to the breed of cows?
Title: Re: Random anagrams
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 23 Dec 2019, 21:59
The cattle breed is the first thing that comes to my mind for the word "Holstein".

The region would naturally be the first thing to come to your mind, so you may prefer "Hotels in Holstein". But it's not as funny as a cow in a hotel room.
Title: Re: Random anagrams
Post by: Akima on 24 Dec 2019, 16:12
Holstein brings to mind, for me, the Schleswig-Holstein Question (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schleswig-Holstein_Question), of which Lord Palmerson supposedly said: “Only three people have ever really understood the Schleswig-Holstein business—the Prince Consort, who is dead—a German professor, who has gone mad—and I, who have forgotten all about it."

Incidentally "Old MP, star loner" is a suitable anagram of Lord Palmerston, the oldest man to become British Prime Minister.