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The Strange Coincidental Nature of Anagrams.

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posted on May, 9 2011 @ 07:19 PM
Hello ATSer's

Today I would like to talk about anagrams and there strange coincidental nature. It seems that the names we give to events and personalities have a way of describing themselves once that name is anagrammed for example; Princess Diana can become either Ascend in Paris or A car spin is end, once Anagrammed.

Pretty amazing right, well that’s not all, coincidental anagramming ( seems to work with almost all names and events. Here’s a few more examples;

-William Shakespeare: I am a weakish speller & I'll make a wise phrase
-Britney Spears: best PR in years
-the Beatles: Let hates be
-World trade centre: Lewd terror act end & Drowned clatterer.

-The Houses of Parliament: loonies far up the Thames & top man here's a foul #e
-Patrick Stewart: a crap Trek twist & act as Trek twirp
-Elvis Aaron Presley: Seen alive Sorry pal & earns lovely praise
-The Declaration of Independence: can pen a nice old deed of thirteen
-Declaration of Independence: no finer deed, an ideal concept

There are literally hundreds and thousands of strangely coincidental anagrams.

So why does this happen? Well one could argue that the anagram programme simply arranges the letters so that they directly relate to the phase that is being anagrammed but this "theory" is soon made redundant when we realise that the letters are there to being with.

So how do we explain this phenomenon, well one theory would be that there are approximately one million words in the English language, yet there are only 26 letters. One could agree that the bigger the phase that is being anagrammed, the more likely you are to find an anagram that relates to that phase due to the nature of the 26:1,000,000 ratio.

Of coarse this is only my theory I would love to hear others thoughts on the topic.

An anagram program:


Also check out this article it is very interesting;

Secret World of Anagrams

A few anagrams from the link:

David Letterman: terminal dead TV & nerd amid late TV
Clint Eastwood: old west action & lies down to act
Jennifer Aniston: fine in torn jeans
Saddam Hussein: UNs said he's mad
Mussolini: I'm sin soul
Adolph Hitler: hot rapid hell
Osama Bin Laden: a damn alien SOB
Marilyn Monroe: in lore, my Norma & I marry loon men
Albert Einstein: ten elite brains
Britney Spears: best PR in years
Justin Timberlake: I'm a jerk, but listen
Thomas Alva Edison: aha ions made volts
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: pithy female braves fury
Ronald Reagan: an oral danger
Ronald Wilson Reagan: a long insane warlord & no darlings, no ERA law
Lee Harvey Oswald: revealed who slay & lay overhead slew
William Shatner: slim alien wrath & Will is earthman
Michael Jackson: manacle his jock & he's jail cock man
the Beatles: Let hates be
Paul McCartney: pay Mr. Clean cut
Mark David Chapman: hack VIP and mad arm
Princess Diana: ascend in Paris & end is a car spin
Stevie Wonder: er, doesn't view
Elvis Costello: voice sells lot
Jim Morrison: Mr. Mojo Risin'
Howard Stern: wonder trash
Frodo Baggins: bad ring's goof
Sherlock Holmes: heh smells crook
Babe Ruth: he rub bat
Robin Williams: I warm billions
Monty Python's Flying Circus: strongly psychotic, I'm funny
Nancy Grace: crying acne & gay n' cancer
William Randolph Hearst: amoral whilst philander
Mark Twain: am rank wit
Sean Connery: on any screen
Sharon Stone: no near shots & ass on throne
Jackie Gleason: angelic as joke
Steve Martin: I'm star event
James Marshall Hendrix: hinder lax, harmless jam

edit on 9-5-2011 by ALOSTSOUL because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 9 2011 @ 07:24 PM
Making something from nothing = A Hefting Throng Skimming Moon

there we go..

posted on May, 9 2011 @ 07:30 PM
I have knowledge of an anagram for cheese sauce that will endow the adept with legendary powers. When uttered by the fool, it will tear holes in space-time and allow demons to pass through.

posted on May, 9 2011 @ 07:31 PM
Ok stretching it a bit here, and using british slang, hows this
osama bin laden, lob da man in sea.

posted on May, 9 2011 @ 07:37 PM
That is pretty cool stuff. I will always be fascinated by the english language. It is nowhere near a beautiful language, it's actually kind of akward. But the usage and strange little things about it are still strange to say the least. Neat thread.

posted on May, 9 2011 @ 07:46 PM
A few more anagrams:

Ozzie Osbourne: boozier zones & boozes in zero
Sigourney Weaver: reviews anger you
Amelia Earhart: am Earth aerial
Scott Peterson: respects tot, no
Titanic, the Unsinkable Ship: in that pitiable clunkiness & it isn't saintlike, punchable.
United States of America: dine out, taste a Mac, fries.


posted on May, 9 2011 @ 07:51 PM
I just figured out a neat anagram for my wife.

It turned into "see haut a**" I was tripping. It's SO TRUE.

TY for posting this thread. I am very impressed with what I am finding now that I am looking for things.

Extremely perplexing facet of the Universe this's like a web of synchronism in our semantics/linguistics.

The odds seem to be beaten here in my opinion, drastically.

posted on May, 9 2011 @ 07:57 PM
reply to post by muzzleflash

Extremely perplexing facet of the Universe this's like a web of synchronism in our semantics/linguistics.

It is very strange isn't it. Its like were given these names that describe the event or personality in some way. I almost can't wrap me head around it.


posted on May, 9 2011 @ 08:13 PM
Some more articles on anagrams:


posted on May, 9 2011 @ 08:41 PM

Originally posted by ALOSTSOUL
Some more articles on anagrams:


Thank you.

Reading time!

posted on Apr, 9 2017 @ 05:47 PM
Coincidental? I think not.


I moron.

"[T]he coming of the Lord, which is nigh—even fifty-six years should wind up the scene." - Joseph Smith

posted on Apr, 9 2017 @ 05:53 PM
Squeeze Cheese, how did they know I have gas!

posted on Apr, 9 2017 @ 08:15 PM
Miley Cyrus.
Named for some rear point in history.
Van Gogh?

posted on Apr, 10 2017 @ 10:11 PM
a reply to: ALOSTSOUL

I'm glad to see this thread came back up suddenly.
There must be something synchronized about it's resurgence?

This is actually one of the most fascinating threads of the decade, IMHO.

I really am pleased with your discovery here.
It's sorta like gematria in an interesting way.

posted on Apr, 18 2017 @ 05:08 PM
a reply to: ALOSTSOUL

Hey Lost Soul; The Legend of Anagrams claims that your fate is sealed with your christening. This is when you debut into our fallen world. The problem, of course, is that all of your anagrams are hind sights. Can you pick one and predict someone's fate, before it happens?? If these gears mesh at someone's christening, then it should be possible.

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