Susan Rooks en Professions, Workers, Careers, beBee in English, Administrative The Grammar Goddess • Grammar Goddess Communication 16/11/2016 · 1 min de lectura · 2,1K

Wednesday Words & Woes: Anagrams

Wednesday Words & Woes: Anagrams


Did you ever play anagrams when you were a kid? You know, rearranging letters in a word to make another one? They were lots of fun -- for some of us, anyway -- and they did teach an important lesson: read what you've written. Words can be tricky.

I think some of us writers are still playing that game, but not intending to.

A few headlines caught my eye this past week:


Wednesday Words & Woes: Anagrams"It's All Quiet Interesting"

"Are You Tried of Working Too Hard?"

"Untied We Stand"


Along with the homophones that I write about most Tuesdays Wednesday Words & Woes: Anagrams
(Tuesday Tricksters), anagrams are another monster in the 
closet just waiting to jump out and play the "gotcha" game! And spellcheck won't help; the words are spelled correctly.


So, just for fun, can you figure out what other word(s) can be made from the following?

  • unbred
  • framing
  • layover
  • kitchen
  • rentals
  • rescued

Stumped on any of them?

  • unbred = burned, burden
  • framing = farming
  • layover = overlay
  • kitchen = thicken
  • rentals = antlers
  • rescued = reduces, secured, seducer

The moral of the story? Always read and think before you hit "publish"!

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Susan Rooks Nov 16, 2016 · #6

Thank you, @Laurent Boscherini, for sharing this post!

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Susan Rooks Nov 16, 2016 · #5

#2 I have seen that one as well, @Vincent Andrew!

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Susan Rooks Nov 16, 2016 · #4

Oh, and @Kevin Pashuk? Thanks for sharing the post!

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Susan Rooks Nov 16, 2016 · #3

#1 That's one of my favorites, too, @Kevin Pashuk, and how anyone figured it out is beyond me. One word I can understand; two or three? Amazing.

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Vincent Andrew Nov 16, 2016 · #2

Words are tricky indeed. I've seen this: 'You're such an angle'.

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Kevin Pashuk Nov 16, 2016 · #1

I've never been good at solving anagrams Susan, but I do appreciate your post.

More great examples of anagrams are available at http://wordsmith.org/anagram/hof.html

My favourite?

Dormitory = Dirty Room

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