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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000770.txt from 2000/09

From: (Tony Pay)
Subj: [kl] Anagrams
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 05:44:07 -0400

On Mon, 25 Sep 2000 08:12:11 +0100, said:

> You`ve got a gadget havn`t you Tony, but it can`t compose _musical_
> anagrams can it. (Gentle nudge in ribs).

Yeah, you got me.

But four or five of them were done 'by hand', actually. I wrote a
little BASIC program once that lets me shuffle the letters and pull out
(and put back in) words, always shuffling the letters remaining in the
pool on a <return>.

I find that gives me new ideas quicker than pencil and paper.

I don't know why it is, but these things always seem to turn out very
'suggestive'. Perhaps it's like a Rorschach test -- why do you keep
showing me all these dirty pictures?!

The 'professional' program (which spews out loads of meaningless
solutions you then have to wade through, and reorder) once responded to
the challenge of someone who was claiming loudly that *her* name
couldn't be successfully anagrammed, with:

"Require male camel; all hours"

...when reordered.

She seemed rather taken aback, if you'll pardon the expression:-)

My 'best' one is:

"Earthy anal syncop"

....but it's not very good, and I have to put in my middle name.

I like your:

"To wife, nakedly"

...which sounds fun, and certainly better than "Token lady wife". But
actually, you've got loads of good ones.

Just picking out a non-suggestive one at random, and to get back on

"Fine two-key lad"

indicates that you have potential on the chalumeau, don't you think:-)

_________ Tony Pay
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... A phaser on stun is like a day without orange juice.

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