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07:00:35 PM Mar 17th 2013
Would it be in bad taste to quote Russell Howard's anagram for Osama Bin Laden? "Lob da man in sea," with regards to his Muslim burial in the ocean.
08:16:08 PM Mar 17th 2013
Really? I'll say he kind of earn that hatred...
03:15:37 AM Mar 18th 2013
Whether it's deserved, bad taste, and/or something else is up for debate. However, it's not an example anyway (and some other things in the Real Life folder need removing), because it's not intentionally an anagram of that, he was not given his name for the sake of that anagram, etc..
01:20:09 PM Mar 18th 2013
"Not intentionally"... I'm not sure. The anagram itself is an intention anagram of the original word by those standards. Plus anagrams like that are sometimes used as nicknames.
06:55:43 AM Nov 16th 2011
edited by autnagrag
Anna Gigmark?

Consider some of the anagrams employed by Hans Jacob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen, the author of the German classic with a very long title. It is often referred to in English as Diary of a Simpleton, or in many languages by the Latin name Simplex Simplicissimus.

Hans Jacob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen alias 1. Melchior Sternfels von Fugshaim alias 2. Erich Stainfels von Greifensholm alias 3. Simon Lenfrisch von Hartenfels alias 4. Samuel Greifensohn von Hirschfelt alias 5. Israel Fromschmit von Hugenfels alias 6. Michael Reghulin von Sehmstorr alias 7. Signeur Messmahl alias 8. German Schleifheim von Sulsfor
07:40:08 AM Nov 16th 2011
Sounds like a good example. You should add it.
01:24:14 PM Nov 22nd 2010
Image That Could Be Used
01:27:03 PM Nov 22nd 2010
I think that we could use a panel from a comic: I remember several years ago seeing a comic where the characters were using anagrams, and one of them created an anagram for 'dog' and 'god' and the last panel had a dog peeing on a fire hydrant nearby and the characters saying "I always knew they knew more than they let on." I think it was Red and Rover, or something like that, but I can't find it. But I think it would work for it.
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