Friday, December 27, 2013
Anagram - One Kind of Word Play
An anagram is a word, or phrase, made by rearranging the letters of another word or phrase. And, get this, it’s a verb, too. (You learn something new every day!) According to wordsmith.org, it means to rearrange letters in such a way, to anagrammatize.
The Jumble puzzle, found in over 600 newspapers in the United States and internationally, is an example of anagrams. The objective is to unscramble the words and then use them to solve a riddle. The solving the riddle part isn’t of an anagram, though.
How many words you can make out of anagram? I don’t think there is a one-word anagram. How about “a rag man?”
Above photo: my neighbor impressed us one evening by making different words out of silent. It took us a while to remember that the definition of this word play is anagram.