English uses 26 letters: 21 consonants and 5 vowels. We can create jillions of words, such as the word jillion, which is a slang word that means some indefinitely large number. Some words have a single consistent meaning; some have numerous context-specific meanings. For example, the words brain, north, golf, automobile, jury, and woman have pretty consistent meanings wherever they are used. On the other hand, try to figure out the meanings of these words without knowing the context in which they’re used: right, down, space, bridge, state, and branch.
Posts Tagged ‘anagrams’
As I watched the Republican debates last night, it occurred to me that their must be some entertaining anagrams in this year’s leading candidates. Not too many great ones but here is my analysis. (more…)
An anagram is a rearrangement of the letters in a word or phrase to form a different word or phrase. Corey, my dog’s name, is an anagram of Royce. Dirty room is an anagram of dormitory. Postmaster is an anagram of stamp store. And did you realize that stifle is an anagram of itself!