Published on Thu 25 July 2002

An anagram is, if you don't know, a word or phrase made by transposing or rearranging the letters of another word or phrase. The following are exceptionally clever!

Dormitory = Dirty room

Evangelist = Evil's agent

Desperation = A rope ends it

The Morse Code = Here come dots

Slot machines = Cash lost in 'em

Animosity = is no amity

Mother-in-law = Woman Hitler

Snooze alarms = Alas! No more Z's

Alec Guinness = Genuine class

Semolina = is no meal

The Public Art Galleries = Large picture halls, I bet

A decimal point = I'm a dot in place

The earthquakes = That queer shake

Eleven plus two = Twelve plus one

Contradiction = Accord not in it

Princess Diana = Ascend in Paris

This one's truly amazing:

"To be or not to be: that is the question, whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune."

And the anagram:

"In one of the Bard's best-thought-of tragedies, our insistent hero, Hamlet, queries on two fronts about how life turns rotten."

And for the grande finale:

"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind".

The anagram:

"Thin man ran, makes a large stride, left planet, pins flag on moon. On to Mars!"

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