The 50 states
Here, a list of the United States is anagrammed into a description of every state.
The descriptions refer to a major product, a common prejudice, or the like.
Material on zombie attacks from the US Centers for Disease Control is
turned into some details of how that agency handled the arrival of
ebola in the wild in the US.
One might conclude that they need to
watch more zombie films.
A Tale of Two Beers...
This anagram deals with two wholly different drinks. A complaint to the
UK's Advertising Standards Authority about one is transformed into a
warning about another.
Just the FAQs
This page contains two anagrams of FAQ excerpt: one on toilet paper
and the other on the controversial skin-lightening product
I like to call this a set of White Papers.
How To Avoid Swine Flu
Employers know that those in their offices don't know how to wash
their hands, so educational posters went up beside sinks and toilets
everywhere to help us out. I offer some additional hints for avoiding
swine flu, using those posters as a starting point.
The Bard and the New World
This anagram turns an extract from Shakespeare's The Tempest
into a discussion of what the author may or may not have been saying
there about the New World and what lay in store there.
Second Life FAQs
This anagram takes an introduction to the 'virtual world' Second Life,
from the official site for this phenomenon, and turns it into a sales
pitch describing what the Second Life environment is really about.
An advanced state...
The left-hand side is the list of general attributes of an advanced
state as cited by Marx and Engels in Chapter 2 of their Manifesto of
the Communist Party. Drawing fixed phrases from various sources,
the right-hand side looks at another sort of advanced state (with
quotation from Jello Biafra)...
Nature v. Government
This anagram is of political philosopher Thomas Hobbes's description of
the 'state of nature', to which government based on a 'social contract'
(as opposed to 'divine right') brings a way out of the madness. The
right-hand side considers the idea further, in the modern US context.
A three-part anagram...
...related to thalidomide. Be warned that two of the three parts are
politically incorrect so might cause you to feel guilty if you
But I won't tell anyone.
This is one of my first long anagrams, and I think it still stands up
well enough. The anagrammed text is a traditional Finnish sima recipe, sima being a yellow May Day
drink. The anagram describes the festivities held in Finland on this day.
(The letters were favourable enough that I didn't have to alter the
recipe at all in order to produce the right-hand half.)
The anagrammed text is a list of signers of the US Declaration
of Independence. The anagram was written after some online arguments
led people to consider splitting the alt.anagrams newsgroup into two
newsgroups. The right-hand side follows the required format and
general guidelines for a 'newgroup' post, which creates a new USENET
newsgoupr in the '.alt' hierarchy. NB: There were numerous horrible letters
Modern-day 'Duck and Cover'
After the World Trade Center attacks in 2001, the US government
thoughtfully provided instructions for citizens to use in preparing for
terrorist attacks. From some of this information, placed online at
I created an anagram describing the 'Duck and Cover' drills of the US
in the 1950s.
Famous last words
This is an anagram of a list of 'last words' that does the rounds in email
every so often. My version is a list of last words specific to horror and
science-fiction films. Each refers to a different over-used plot device
of the genre.
The anagram turns an extract from the final book of the Bible into a
moralistic hymn of sorts that can be read either straight or in a
cheeky fashion, as is your wont.
One joke into another
This anagram turns one joke into another and constitutes my first attempt at this
style of anagram. Be warned that the second of the two jokes is rather explicit.
Say your prayers
These are anagrams of each of the 10 Commandments and of the 'Hail Mary'
prayer. They're a bit tongue-in-cheek, and the 10 Commandments anagrams
are either objections to the commandments or exceptions - antigrams in a
Too long to be short
This page is home to a few 'grams that are too long to be considered short but that
aren't particularly long either. An example is the spoken intro to
the original Star Trek.