Wednesday, March 08, 2006

What are Anagrams

Alexander Graham Bell, who invented the telephone, was also a writer. Wanting to make sure that his writings would not be appreciated solely because he was famous, he chose an alias HA Largelamb by mixing the alphabets of his name, A Graham Bell (This is called creating an anagram)

King louis XII of France was so fond of anagrams that he appointed Thomas Billon as the royal anagramatist. His full time job was to convert the names of the court nobles into funny anagrams, to amuse the king.

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