Magazine article Word Ways

Anagram Bonding

Magazine article Word Ways

Anagram Bonding

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At last here's a practical value for anagrams! Anil tells all about it! "A tool to abet lovers' or friends' bonding. Take the first names or initials of the couple or friends and find a word containing both, apt if possible. The best solution might become "their word". Eg, Anil + Li Na is a real easy one with innumerable solutions, eg, add Ma to reveal our aniMAl natures! A tougher one, Jo + Joe, only yielded one

solution in the OAD, jejunoileal. It's a surgical term that might aptly be defined as the joining of two guts, a good omen for the couple. If names are too long, allow phrases (standard or made up) that contain both, like "on a jumbo jet", apt perhaps if they met at an airport. If there are too many rare letters (like two J's), allow a single one (J) to count for both. (After all, the couple are 'fusing'. …

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