Feb 16, 2008

Quirky Websites: Internet Anagram Server

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The Quirky Website of the Week is a regular feature on this site. Feel free to recommend other quirky websites in the Comments section.

Those of you who enjoy the delights of wordsmithery will no doubt find the Internet Anagram Server to be an entertaining diversion. The clever folks who designed the site realized that the name also spells "I, rearrangement server," and such a tool could be handy when designing party invitations for events at which your fellow word geeks are likely to attend.

My first name can be reaaranged in a number of interesting fashions, including: "Male Chi," "Lame Chi," and "Ham Lice." When I entered the letters of my city, Toledo, into the site sever, the first anagram generated was the word "looted."

This was both ironic and accurate, given Toledo's history as a center of the American Rust Belt. After all, as the site reminds us: "All life's wisdom can be found in anagrams. Anagrams never lie."

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