An anagram is word or phrase made by rearranging all the letters of another word or phrase.
Anagrams are often used for fun and are used mainly in games and puzzles, especially crosswords.
From Greek, ‘anagrammatizein’ – transpose letters
Here are some simple anagrams:
ape – pea
dairy – diary
eat – tea
skin – sink
wolf – flow
The most interesting anagrams are those that relate to the original word in a surprising or funny way.
astronomer – moon starer
conversation – voices rant on
dormitory – dirty room
evangelist – evil’s agent
evil – vile
funeral – real fun
hated – death
listen – silent
the eyes – they see
review – viewer
Do you have a favourite anagram?
I like playing with words like anagrams, and my dad and I very often end our emails to each other with different anagrams of our names! Some of them are quite funny – although I have to say he’s much better at it than I am 🙂
You could try making some anagrams with English words or your name using the Internet Anagram Server.
Let me know if you make any good words 🙂