by Leigh Lundin
This week, we return to one of our favorite topics, word play, where we take on anagrams.
|a decimal point||I’m a dot in place|
|a gentleman||elegant man|
|a telescope||to see place|
|animosity||is no amity|
|clothespins||so let’s pinch|
|contradictions||not in its accord|
|conversation||voices rant on|
|cosmetic surgery||Yes, I correct mugs.|
|debit card||bad credit|
|deep throat||red-hot tape|
|desperation||a rope ends it|
|election results||lies, let’s recount|
|eleven plus two||twelve plus one|
|God save us all||salvaged soul|
|presbyterian||best in prayer|
|protectionism||nice to imports|
|public relations||crap, built on lies|
|slot machines||cash lost in me|
|slot machines||cash lost in ‘em|
|snooze alarms||alas, no more zs|
|sports bra||traps orbs|
|Statue of Liberty||built to stay free|
|the cockroach||cook, catch her|
|the countryside||no city dust here|
|the detectives||detect thieves|
|the earthquakes||that queer shake|
|the eyes||they see|
|the meaning of life||the fine game of nil|
|the morse code||here come dots|
|vacation times||I’m not as active|
|Western Union||no wire unsent|
|anagrams never lie||reveals a renaming|
And if the above didn’t impress you…
A masquerade can cover a sense of what is real to deceive us; to be unjaded and not lost, we must, then, determine truth.
Just because some of us can read and write and do a little math, that doesn’t mean we deserve to conquer the universe.
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.
In one of the Bard’s best-thought-of tragedies, our insistent hero, Hamlet, queries on two fronts about how life turns rotten.
Shakespeare used anagrams among other forms of word play. Hamlet is considered an anagrammatic name of the Danish prince Amleth.