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Subject: Hey, PriaposLovs! What's an anagram? :)
Author: Nanaea   (Authenticated as Nanaea)
Date: February 25, 2001 at 2:52:57 PM
Reply to: Re: Origin of the name SHARALEE - Thanks Nanaea by Ana
Hi, Ana! Actually, PriaposLovs here is the master anagrammist. An anagram is a rearrangement of all the letters in a word or phrase in order to make an entirely new word or phrase.

The really exceptional and clever anagrams are the ones that turn out to be actual definitions of the word or phrase anagrammed. One of the most popular examples of such which you'll find on many anagram websites is: "Clint Eastwood"="Old West Action".

In past centuries, kings have sought out anagrammists to foretell future events through anagramming -- as well as provide amusement for the court.

PriaposLovs (a 'net name which is an anagram of "Pavlos Spiro") can probably tell you a bit more on the history of anagramming. But he's probably gone to the mountains again this weekend, and we won't be seeing him around here until tomorrow. :)

-- Nanaea

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