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Brian Whitworth wrote:The folly of mistaking [...] a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths
Physician, heal thyself.

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Post by Brian Whitworth » Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:04 pm

Phil Reynolds wrote:
Brian Whitworth wrote:The folly of mistaking [...] a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths
Physician, heal thyself.
From the Bible, Luke 4:23 (King James Version):

And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country.

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Post by Nicky » Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:20 pm

I get a definition: Larceny - we nick
or, if you prefer (and I'm sure some of you will): Newly nice rack.

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Post by Dinos Sfyris » Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:25 pm

Just saw The Curious Case of Benjamin Button after work today (brilliant film) and as the credits rolled the Countdowner in me couldn't help but notice the director ERIC ROTH was an anagram of RHETORIC :D

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Post by Brian Whitworth » Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:43 pm

Dinos Sfyris wrote:Just saw The Curious Case of Benjamin Button after work today (brilliant film) and as the credits rolled the Countdowner in me couldn't help but notice the director ERIC ROTH was an anagram of RHETORIC :D
ha ha, I was watching "Coronation Street" before, and it struck me...they should introduce a new female Spanish/Italian character, perhaps called "Senorita Cornetto"

Sorry, that was lame! I know! :mrgreen:

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Post by Phil Reynolds » Sun Feb 08, 2009 1:32 pm

Dinos Sfyris wrote:Just saw The Curious Case of Benjamin Button after work today (brilliant film) and as the credits rolled the Countdowner in me couldn't help but notice the director ERIC ROTH was an anagram of RHETORIC :D
The film was directed by David Fincher - Eric Roth wrote the screenplay.

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Post by Martin Gardner » Sun Feb 08, 2009 3:37 pm

A couple of good ones, TORCHWOOD is the anagram of DOCTOR WHO, and the DALEKS are the anagram of the species that created them, the KALEDS.
If you cut a gandiseeg in half, do you get two gandiseegs or two halves of a gandiseeg?

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Post by Phil Reynolds » Sun Feb 08, 2009 3:47 pm

Martin Gardner wrote:A couple of good ones, TORCHWOOD is the anagram of DOCTOR WHO, and the DALEKS are the anagram of the species that created them, the KALEDS.
Rather better (because less well-known) were the gangster aliens in the Tom Baker-era Who story The Leisure Hive. The name of their race, the Foomasi, was an anagram of MAFIOSO.

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Post by Brian Whitworth » Sat Feb 14, 2009 5:38 pm

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Brian Whitworth wrote:Vimto = Vomit
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Post by Martin Gardner » Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:23 pm

I have one fairly good cross-language one, which is langue (French) and lengua (Spanish and I think Occitan). A common mistake in French is to write language instead of langage. My guess would be that in Old French it's language, and since then it's lost the U, but in English it's kept the U, which is what influences French people to spell it wrong. Another one that French people spell wrong loads is connection - the verb is connecter, but the noun is connexion (like complexion in English).

Cross-language ones can be good for Scrabble as well. The really weird looking French word orfèvre is the anagram of forever, which is how I always spot it (missed it in my last tournament in 2008).

Edit: I've got two slightly different etymologies for language from two different sources. Obviously it's from lingua (ae, f) in Latin, but one source says the Old French is language, the other says linguaige. The answer is probably both then, because the OF period stretches about 600 years, plus spelling isn't fixed yet at the time, so people in the north of France don't pronounce it in the same way as in the south, so they don't use the same spelling either!
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Post by Roxanne » Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:53 pm

Among the ones on wordmith.org were: Lax Rogering Inn, Oral Ex Grinning, and Groin Annex Girl. For my boyfriend's name I found I'll Clinch Arse Ho and Chill Oral Niches.
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Post by Kai Laddiman » Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:01 pm

Roxanne wrote:Among the ones on wordmith.org were: Lax Rogering Inn, Oral Ex Grinning, and Groin Annex Girl. For my boyfriend's name I found I'll Clinch Arse Ho and Chill Oral Niches.
So you're Roxanne Girling and your BF's Charlie Lolchins.
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Post by Kirk Bevins » Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:20 pm

Roxanne wrote:Among the ones on wordmith.org were: Lax Rogering Inn, Oral Ex Grinning, and Groin Annex Girl. For my boyfriend's name I found I'll Clinch Arse Ho and Chill Oral Niches.
So your name is ROXANNE GIRLING and your boyfriend's is CHARLIE CHILLSON? Am I close? This could be a good game!

Edit: Man!!! Kai has posted the exact same idea as me. Grrrrr. It's nice that the most realistic name we found was CHARLIE though.

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Post by Ben Wilson » Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:22 pm

Kirk Bevins wrote:
Roxanne wrote:Among the ones on wordmith.org were: Lax Rogering Inn, Oral Ex Grinning, and Groin Annex Girl. For my boyfriend's name I found I'll Clinch Arse Ho and Chill Oral Niches.
So your name is ROXANNE GIRLING and your boyfriend's is CHARLIE CHILLSON? Am I close? This could be a good game!
Two top Countdown players have just been proven to be shit at anagramming for not spotting the rather obvious Charlie Nicholls.

Btw GROIN ANNEX GIRL sounds like both the best anagram ever and a pornographic superhero.

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Post by Kirk Bevins » Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:24 pm

Ben Wilson wrote: Two top Countdown players have just been proven to be shit at anagramming for not spotting the rather obvious Charlie Nicholls.
Bastard. Did you use a solver? Nice one. I struggle when they're proper nouns sometimes.

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Post by Kai Laddiman » Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:38 pm

Kirk Bevins wrote:
Ben Wilson wrote: Two top Countdown players have just been proven to be shit at anagramming for not spotting the rather obvious Charlie Nicholls.
Bastard. Did you use a solver? Nice one. I struggle when they're proper nouns sometimes.
Except that I wasn't actually trying to get the real name, I made it up. Cos I don't know many Lolchins.
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Post by Dinos Sfyris » Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:47 am

ALLAH = HALAL

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Post by Roxanne » Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:31 am

how about a game of making anagrams with celebrity names?

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Roxanne wrote:how about a game of making anagrams with celebrity names?

Jet Flings Elf
Jeff Stelling, having the je- in the right order helped.
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Post by Martin Gardner » Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:54 am

Kirk Bevins wrote:
Ben Wilson wrote: Two top Countdown players have just been proven to be shit at anagramming for not spotting the rather obvious Charlie Nicholls.
Bastard. Did you use a solver? Nice one. I struggle when they're proper nouns sometimes.
Yeah, like I said about coding words into your brain (NAILED + N = ANNELID). Good for Countdown and Scrabble, but not very useful for pub quiz anagrams. I know my friends were a bit shocked when I couldn't solve SIT MONKEY (name/surname) but someone else in my team could. That's because I don't practise multi-word anagrams, although I can do them a bit.
If you cut a gandiseeg in half, do you get two gandiseegs or two halves of a gandiseeg?

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Post by Kirk Bevins » Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:05 pm

Roxanne wrote:how about a game of making anagrams with celebrity names?

Ho Jackal Minces
MICHAEL JACKSON.

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Post by Gary Male » Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:17 pm

Martin Gardner wrote: I couldn't solve SIT MONKEY (name/surname) but someone else in my team could. That's because I don't practise multi-word anagrams, although I can do them a bit.
And MIKE LEN TYSON (not his real middle name (at least I don't think it is (checks Wikipedia (even though it's not entirely reliable (although I'm pretty sure it would be corrected quikly (and ignoring his alternative name (Malik Abdul Aziz))))))) anagrams into MILTON KEYNES

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Post by Kirk Bevins » Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:22 pm

Gary Male wrote:anagrams into MILTON KEYNES
It was the answer to a cryptic crossword between 6 and 8 years ago with the clue mentioning a SILENT MONKEY. (I remember it was 6-8 years ago as I was at school in year 10 or 11 as my form tutor was doing the crossword and called upon us to help him with the anagram).

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Post by Jon Corby » Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:22 pm

Roxanne wrote:how about a game of making anagrams with celebrity names?

Agile Jail One
Hit Porn Ails
Ho Jackal Minces
Crab Pensioner
The Agiler Kinky
Jet Flings Elf
Angelina Jolie
Paris Hilton
Michael Jackson
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Keira Knightley
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Post by Kirk Bevins » Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:30 pm

Jon Corby wrote:
Roxanne wrote:how about a game of making anagrams with celebrity names?

Agile Jail One
Angelina Jolie
Hmm...I think Roxanne has missed an 'N' out. No wonder I couldn't get it :lol:

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Post by Kirk Bevins » Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:34 pm

CRAB PENSIONER is proving to be hard. I have found CREEP NO BRAINS but I don't think I'm close. There's a BRIAN in there and a SPENCER but I'm miles away I think.

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Post by Jon Corby » Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:36 pm

Or... I got it wrong. I didn't really bother to check any of them that carefully :D

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Post by Dinos Sfyris » Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:20 pm

Here's one on the celeb theme:

HE DRINKS FUEL RATE
I LOVE A GROAN
GI SUCH A OLD MALE

all appeared in the film NINTH STEELE

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Post by Naomi Laddiman » Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:21 pm

CRAB PENSIONER = PIERCE BROSNAN

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Post by Phil Reynolds » Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:51 pm

Dinos Sfyris wrote:Here's one on the celeb theme:

HE DRINKS FUEL RATE
I LOVE A GROAN
GI SUCH A OLD MALE

all appeared in the film NINTH STEELE
Kiefer Sutherland, Eva Longoria (to use her former professional name) and Michael Douglas were all in The Sentinel.

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Post by Jon Corby » Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:29 am

Naomi Laddiman wrote:CRAB PENSIONER = PIERCE BROSNAN
Well done Naomi!

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Post by Joseph Krol » Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:09 pm

JOSEPH KROL = OL' POSH JERK

Seems to be the only decent one.
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My alter-ego is ADMIRAL GLAD

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Wanderin slow.

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Post by Marc Meakin » Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:54 pm

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stray moon = astronomy

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Post by Joseph Krol » Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:14 pm

James Bradley wrote:stray moon = astronomy
Moon starer = astronomer
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Joseph Krol wrote:
James Bradley wrote:stray moon = astronomy
Moon starer = astronomer
Moon starers = astronomers

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Post by Joseph Krol » Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:20 pm

Ryan Taylor wrote:
Joseph Krol wrote:
James Bradley wrote:stray moon = astronomy
Moon starer = astronomer
Moon starers = astronomers
Bet it took you a while to come up with that one.
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Post by Ryan Taylor » Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:31 pm

Joseph Krol wrote:
Ryan Taylor wrote:
Joseph Krol wrote:Moon starer = astronomer
Moon starers = astronomers
Bet it took you a while to come up with that one.
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Post by Ian Volante » Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:42 pm

Ryan Taylor wrote:
Joseph Krol wrote:
Ryan Taylor wrote: Moon starers = astronomers
Bet it took you a while to come up with that one.
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Post by Adam Gillard » Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:34 pm

Not sure if this is the right topic but I'm genuinely proud of this effort having just received a set of A-Z, 0-9 foam tiles for the bathroom.

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(The leftover tiles spell "99 WORK X", which is obviously shorthand for "I got 99 problems but work ain't one").

Would be interested to hear other suggestions on what one could write with the 36 tiles (using most or all of them, allowing for leeway with numbers used as letters, a bit of txt spk etc.).
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C1: SIGNATURE (18) ["9; not written down"]
C2: SEATING (7)
Score: 108–16 (max 113)

Another niner for Adam and yet another century. Well done, that man."

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Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:12 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: Scraping the barrel a bit with some of those! But nice work.

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Post by JackHurst » Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:53 pm

Adam Gillard wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:34 pm
Not sure if this is the right topic but I'm genuinely proud of this effort having just received a set of A-Z, 0-9 foam tiles for the bathroom.

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(The leftover tiles spell "99 WORK X", which is obviously shorthand for "I got 99 problems but work ain't one").

Would be interested to hear other suggestions on what one could write with the 36 tiles (using most or all of them, allowing for leeway with numbers used as letters, a bit of txt spk etc.).
Brilliant!

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