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Posted: 24 November 2013 09:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Svinyard118 - 23 November 2013 10:38 PM

Imagine a break between “logophile” and “‘ll go I hope”, and you have the name and its anagram, woven into a single sentence: Logophile-’ll go I hope.

Doy… It’s always so obvious in retrospect.

Posted: 24 November 2013 10:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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In response to OP Tipping’s question:

If we haven’t had such a a thread. here’s something to ponder over...............

From:  http://asdf.org/~anna/grams/faq.html#1.5

Which is the longest anagram of a single word into another single word depends on the amount of transposition of letters that is acceptable and also whether using rather contrived technical, scientific, or medical names is acceptable.

According to the Guinness Book of Records, the longest non-scientific English words that form anagrams are the 18-letter ones below; however, they require no more than a simple swap of two letters.

“conversationalists = conservationalists”

The longest scientific anagram is 27 letters, but this involves just the simple movement of one letter.

“Hydroxydeoxycorticosterones = Hydroxydesoxycorticosterone.”

Our list of 12- to 17-letter words that can be anagrammed into another word was compiled by William Tunstall-Pedoe and Larry Brash. Being on the list requires that no more than three consecutive letters from the original be repeated in sequence in the anagram, but the list does include unusual or technical words.

It can be found here :  http://asdf.org/~anna/grams/12to17.html

PS Skibberoo anagram: would Book sĀ©ribe fit the bill? ;-{ )

[ Edited: 25 November 2013 02:24 AM by Skibberoo ]
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