"Degenerate Moslem, a cad!" Eva saved a camel so Meta reneged.
"Deliver My Band's DNA," by Mr. Evil Ed.
"Do nine men interpret?" "Nine men," I nod.
"I Love Me, Vol. I."
"M" lab menial slain: embalm.
"Miry rim! So many daffodils," Delia wailed, "slid off a dynamo's miry rim!"
"Naomi, sex at noon taxes!" I moan.
"Naomi," I moan.
"Peanuts' Legs" is Gels' Tuna EP.
"Q": a F.A.Q.
"Red?" "No." "Who is it?" "'Tis I." "Oh, wonder!"
'Til lips spill it.
'Tis in a DeSoto sedan I sit
A Dan, a clan, a canal — Canada!
A Santa at NASA.
A Santa deified at NASA.
A Santa dog lived as a devil god at NASA.
A Santa lived as a devil at NASA.
A Santa lives evil at NASA.
A Santa pets rats, as Pat taps a star step at NASA.
A Santa snaps pans at NASA.
A Santa snips pins at NASA.
A Santa spat taps at NASA.
A Santa spit taboo bat tips at NASA.
A Santa spits tips at NASA.
A Santa spots tops at NASA.
A Santa stops pots at NASA.
A Santa taps Pat at NASA.
A Santa's rats top Nat, as Satan pots tars at NASA.
A Toyota! Race fast, safe car. A Toyota.
A Toyota's a Toyota.
A car, a man, a maraca.
A coup d'etat saved devastated Puoca.
A daffodil slid off Ada.
A dog! A panic in a pagoda!
A dog, a pant, a panic in a Patna Pagoda.
A dog, a plan, a canal: pagoda!
A dum reb was I ere I saw Bermuda.
A man, a pain, a mania — Panama.
A man, a plan, a butt tub: anal Panama!
A man, a plan, a canal: Panama!
A man, a plan, a cat, a ham, a yak, a yam, a hat, a canal — Panama!
A medico: "Negro Jamaica? A CIA major genocide, Ma."
A new order began, a more Roman age bred Rowena.
A nut for a jar of tuna.
A nut for a jar of tuna.
A nut nosed itself; it stifles tides on tuna.
A pain — a blast — ah, that's Albania, Pa!
A pre-war dresser drawer, Pa!
A relic, Odin! I'm a mini, docile Ra!
A slut nixes sex in Tulsa.
A tin mug for a jar of gum, Nita.
A tip: save Eva's pita.
A war at Tarawa.
Able was I ere I saw Elba.
Adieu, Sue, Ida.
Age, irony, Noriega.
Ah, Aristides opposed it, sir, aha!
Ah, Satan sees Natasha.
Ah, Satan, dog-deifier! (Oh who reified God, Natasha?)
Ah, Satan, shall a devil deliver Hannah? Reviled lived Allah's Natasha!
Aim a Toyota tatami mat at a Toyota, Mia.
Al lets Della call Ed Stella.
Alan Alda stops racecar, spots ad: "Lana-L.A."
All erotic, I lose my lyme solicitor, Ella.
Amiable was I ere I saw Elba, Ima.
Ana, nab a banana.
Analytic Paget saw an inn in a waste-gap city, Lana.
And DNA and DNA and DNA ...
And E.T. saw waste DNA.
Animal loots foliated detail of stool lamina.
Anna was mad, no kayak on dam saw Anna.
Anna: "Did Otto peep?" Otto: "Did Anna?"
Anne, I stay a day at Sienna.
Anne, I vote more cars race Rome to Vienna.
Apple ho ! Help, Pa!
Arden saw I was Nedra.
Are poets a waste? Opera!
Are we not drawn onward, we few, drawn onward to new era?
Are we not drawn onwards, we Jews, drawn onward to new era?
Are we not, Rae, near to new era?
Ban campus motto: "Bottoms up, MacNab."
Bob, level Bob.
Bob: "Did Anna peep?" Anna: "Did Bob?"
Bombard a drab mob.
Boston did not sob.
Boston, O do not sob.
Bush saw Sununu swash sub.
But sad Eva saved a stub.
Cain: A maniac!
Campus motto: "Bottoms up, Mac."
Camus sees sumac.
Cigar? Too tragic!
Cigar? Toss it in a can, it is so tragic.
Cleveland DNA: Level C.
Daedalus: nine, Peninsula: dead.
Dammit, I'm mad!
Damn! I, Agassi, miss again! Mad!
Darn ocelots stole Conrad.
Dee saw a seed.
Deer flee freedom in Oregon? No, Geronimo — deer feel freed.
Degenerative Tulsa slut (Evita) reneged.
Deirdre wets altar of St. Simons — no mists, for at last ewer dried.
Dek's a sassy banana, my man — an abyss as asked!
Del saw a sled.
Delia and Edna ailed.
Delia sailed as a sad Elias ailed.
Delia sailed, Eva waved, Elias ailed.
Delia saw I was ailed.
Delia, here we nine were hailed.
Deliver, Eva, him I have reviled.
Denim axes examined.
Dennis and Edna sinned.
Dennis, no misfit can act if Simon sinned.
Deny me not; atone, my Ned.
Depardieu, go razz a rogue I draped.
Desserts I desire not, so long no lost one rise distressed.
Desserts, I stressed!
Devil Natasha, ah, Satan lived !
Di, did I as I said I did?
Did Dean aid Diana? Ed did.
Did Hannah say as Hannah did?
Did Hannah see bees? Hannah did.
Did Harpo Marx ram? Oprah did.
Did I dine, Enid? I did!
Did I do, O God, did I as I said I'd do? Good, I did!
Did I draw Della too tall, Edward? I did!
Did I strap red nude, red rump, also slap murdered underparts? I did!
Did I, debating, Nita dating, Nita bed? I did.
Didi won straw warts? Now I did!
Do Good's deeds live on? No, Evil's deeds do, O God.
Do geese see God?
Do good? I? No! Evil anon I deliver. I maim nine more hero-men in Saginaw, sanitary sword a-tuck, Carol, I — lo! — rack, cut a drowsy rat in Aswan. I gas nine more hero-men in Miami. Reviled, I (Nona) live on. I do, O God!
Do not start at rats to nod.
Do, O God, no evil deed, live on, do good.
Doc, note I dissent: a fast never prevents a fatness. I diet on cod.
Dog — no poop on God!
Dog embargo: O grab me, God!
Dog nuts did stun God.
Dog sex at noon taxes God.
Dog, as a devil deified, lived as a god.
Dog-deifiers reified God.
Dogma in my hymn: I am God!
Dogma: I am God.
Doom an evil deed, liven a mood.
Dot saw I was Tod.
Dot sees Tod.
Drab as a fool, aloof as a bard.
Drab damn words drown mad bard.
Drat Sadat, a dastard!
Drat Saddam, a mad dastard!
Draw no dray a yard onward.
Draw pupil's lip upward.
Draw putrid dirt upward.
Draw, O Caesar, erase a coward.
Draw, O coward!
Drowsy baby's word.
Dumb mobs bomb mud.
Duo loved Devo loud.
E. Borgnine drags Dad's gardening robe.
Ed is on no side.
Ed, I saw Harpo Marx ram Oprah W. aside.
Ed: a general, a renegade.
Egad! A base tone denotes a bad age
Egad! Loretta has Adams mad as a hatter. Old age!
Egad! No bondage!
Egad, a base life defiles a bad age.
Egad, an adage!
Elf farm raffle.
Embargos are macabre. Sad Nell, listen O! not to no nets — I'll lend a Serb a camera so grab me!
Emil asleep, Hannah peels a lime.
Emil saw a slime.
Emil, a sleepy baby peels a lime.
Emit Eno one time.
Emit a mile, lima time.
Emit no tot on time.
Enola Devil lived alone.
Er, go on, trap Steven in, I say. Me oh my! Nor can an "air" bee sew. We see, Brian. An acronym? Hoe my asinine vet's part? No, ogre!
Ergo — ogre!
Eros' sis is sore
Eros? Sidney, my end is sore!
Et tu, Butte?
Euston saw I was not Sue.
Eva can ignite virtuosos out riveting in a cave.
Eva, can I pose as Aesop in a cave?
Eva, can I stab bats in a cave?
Eva, can I stack Rod's sad-ass, dork cats in a cave?
Eva, can I trap Art in a cave?
Evade me, Dave.
Eve damned Eden, mad Eve.
Eve saw diamond, erred, no maid was Eve.
Evil I did dwell, lewd did I live.
Evil Tim must at summit live.
Evil is a name of a foeman, as I live.
Feeble Tom's motel beef.
Flee to me, remote elf.
Flesh! Saw I Mimi wash self!
Flo, gin is a sin. I golf.
Flow on, ma — I am no wolf.
Gary knits a stinky rag.
Gateman sees name, garageman sees name tag.
Gel on no leg.
Gert, I saw Ron avoid a radio-van — or was it Reg?
Go Jews, Allah--oh all!--as we jog.
Go deliver a dare, vile dog.
Go hang a salami, I'm a lasagna hog.
Go! Desire vagina! Man I gave. Rise, dog.
Go, dare vomit, Tim, over a dog!
God damn! Mad dog.
God lived as a devil dog
God lived on no devil dog.
God saw I was dog.
God to Hanoi on a hot dog
God! A red nugget! A fat egg under a dog!
God! A trap, as we have no iron, Orion. Eva hews apart a dog.
God! Nate bit a Tibetan dog!
God, Edam made dog.
God, a saw was a dog!
God, a slap! Paris, sir, appals a dog.
God: Deified dog.
Goddam mad dog!
Golf? No sir, prefer prison-flog.
Greta? Education? No, it a cud eater, G.
Gustav Klimt milk vats — ug!
Haiti — ah!
Harass selfless Sarah!
Harass sensuousness, Sarah.
Harder, Albion, On! O, I blared, Rah!
Harpo did Oprah.
Harpo sees Oprah.
Harpo, wonton? Not now, Oprah.
He did, eh?
He goddam mad dog, eh?
He harasses Sarah, eh?
He lived as a devil, eh?
He maps spam, eh?
He stole lots, eh?
He stops spots, eh?
He won a Toyota now, eh?
He won snow, eh?
He won't, ah, wander, Edna. What now, eh?
Here so long? No loser, eh?
I Love Me, vol. I
I did not revert on Didi.
I did, did I?
I led a deli.
I maim Miami.
I met System I.
I moan, "Live on, O evil Naomi!"
I prefer pi.
I roamed under it as a tired, nude Maori.
I saw I was DNA and saw I was I.
I saw I was I.
I saw Nam war, a raw man was I.
I saw desserts; I'd no lemons, alas no melon. Distressed was I.
I saw thee, madame, eh? 'Twas I.
I won, Karen, an era know I.
I'm a revolting nit lover. (Am I?)
I'm, alas, a salami!
I, Marian, I too fall; a foot-in-air am I.
I, Mary, tramp martyr. Am I?
I, Rasputin, knit up Sari.
I, madam, I, made radio — so I dared! Am I mad? Am I?
I, man, am regal; a German am I.
I, zani Nazi.
I'd revel in Nile. --Verdi.
If I had a hi-fi.
In Oz, no Ronzoni.
In a regal age ran I.
Is Don Adams mad? (A nod.) Si!
Jar a tonga, nag not a raj.
KC, answer DNA loop award. Emit time. Draw a Pool. Andrew, snack.
Kay, a red nude, peeped under a yak.
Kay, a red nude, pooped under a yak.
Kayak salad — Alaska yak.
Koala, Al? A-OK!
Lager, Sir, is regal.
Lager, never even regal.
Laid on no dial.
Laminated E.T. animal.
Lana C. LaDaug was I ere I saw Guadalcanal.
Lay a wallaby baby ball away, Al.
Lee had a heel.
Lem saw I was Mel.
Let O'Hara gain an inn in a Niagara hotel.
Levo, hang a salsa romano on Amora's lasagna hovel.
Lew, Otto has a hot towel!
Lewd I did live, evil did I dwel.
Lid of fade, metallic soot, emit Garret-simple, help Mister Ragtime to oscillate me, daffodil.
Lid off a daffodil.
Lisa Bonet ate no basil.
Live dirt up a side track carted is a putrid evil.
Live not on evil, madam, live not on evil.
Live on evasions? No, I save no evil.
Live on time, emit no evil.
Live, O Devil, revel ever, live, do evil.
Live! For at last, Seth tests altar of evil!
Lived on Decaf, faced no Devil.
Look, Ma, I am kool!
Ma has a ham.
Ma is a nun, as I am.
Ma is as selfless as I am.
Mad Zeus, no live devil, lived evil on Suez dam.
Mad acidic Allah, oh all acidic Adam!
Mad am I, madam!
Mad dastard, a sad rat — Saddam.
Madam in Eden, I'm Adam.
Madam, I mad am.
Madam, I'm Adam.
Malayalam. [One of the 23 official languages of India.]
Man, Eve let an irate tar in at eleven a.m.
Man, Oprah's sharp on AM.
Marge lets Norah see Sharon's telegram.
May a banana nab a yam.
May a moody baby doom a yam?
Mayhem, eh Yam?
Megawatt Ottawa gem.
Men, I'm Eminem.
Mike's ol' llama'll lose Kim.
Mix a maxim.
Mr. Owl ate my metal worm.
Mr. Owl is a basil worm.
Murder for a jar of red rum.
Must sell at tallest sum.
My g-spot stops gym.
N.A. medico: "Negro Jamaica? A CIA major genocide, man."
Nam was a saw man
Nam? Raw war, man.
Name no one man.
Name tarts? No, medieval slave, I demonstrate man!
Named undenominationally rebel, I rile Beryl. La, no! I tan. I'm, O Ned, nude man!
Naomi, did I moan?
Nate bit a Tibetan
Ned, I am a maiden.
Ned, go gag Ogden.
Neil A. sees alien!
Never odd or even.
Niagara, O roar again.
No "x" in Nixon?
No — noose be soon on!
No cab, martyr? Try tram! --Bacon.
No cab, no tuna nut on bacon.
No cabs' bulbs? A gnat's tool loots Tan "Gas" Blub's bacon.
No devil lived on.
No evil I did I live on.
No evil shahs live on.
No garden, one dragon.
No it is opposed — Art sees trades opposition.
No lad egged Al on.
No lemon DNA and no melon.
No lemons, no melon.
No miss, it is Simon.
No misses ordered roses, Simon
No ogre--kayaker go on!
No side, no in union, Edison.
No sir! Away! A papaya war is on.
No stetson hats. Operas are post. Ah, no stetson.
No witness — a fool. A nasal aria's time emits air. Alas, an aloof assent: I won.
No, I met System Ion.
No, Mel Gibson is a casino's big lemon.
No, Mel, a sleepy baby peels a lemon.
No, Sir, prefer prison.
No, Sir. Panic is a basic in a prison.
No, it is open on one position.
No, it is opposition.
No, it never propagates if I set a GAP or PREVENTION.
No, she stops spots, eh, son?
Noel, let's egg Estelle on.
Nog eroded Oregon.
Nor I nor Emma had level'd a hammer on iron.
Nora, a raft! Is it far, Aaron?
Nora, alert, saws goldenrod adorned logs, wastrel aaron.
Norah's moods, alas, doom Sharon.
Noriega can idle, held in a cage ... Iron!
Norma is as selfless as I am, Ron.
Nosegay ages on.
Nosh, oh son!
Not New York, Roy went on.
Not lads simple, help Miss Dalton.
Not so, Boston!
Now's evil for evil? Ah, a liver of lives won!
Now, Ned, I am a maiden nun; Ned, I am a maiden won.
Nurse, I spy gypsies, run!
O cat, a dada taco!
O no! OK! Oy, liven-up, un-evil Yoko Ono!
O non-Arab, a bar a no-no!
O tarts! A castrato!
O, Geronimo — no minor ego!
O, I hope Ed 'n' I see referees in deep Ohio.
O, had I nine to ten in Idaho!
O, memsahib Bart, rabbi has memo.
O, stone, be not so.
O.E.D. or rodeo?
Oh, cameras are macho.
Oh, no! Don Ho!
Oh, who was it I saw, oh who?
Olson is in Oslo.
On a clover, if alive, erupts a vast, pure evil; a fire volcano.
One Roman amore, no?
Oozy rat in a sanitary zoo.
Otto did Bob did Otto
Otto saw pup; pup was Otto.
Otto, Em, and I did name Otto.
Oy! Oy! A tonsil is not a yo-yo!
Pa's a sap.
Paganini: din in a gap.
Paget saw an Irish tooth, Sir, in a waste gap.
Pam evals a slave map.
Parcel bare ferret up mock computer-referable crap.
Perseus sues rep!
Pint a' catnip.
Plan no damn Madonna LP.
Poor Dan is in a droop.
Poor Das is a droop.
Puff in, sniff up!
Pull up if I pull up.
Pupils never even slip up.
Pupils slip up.
Pus, Dan! Ogre sales use laser gonads up.
Put a crow, a camel, a mini male macaw, or cat up.
Put on, not up!
Qaanaaq. [Town in Northwest Greenland, pop. 640.]
Qadi called Della C "Ida Q."
Quote: "Man's referee refers name to UQ."
Race carrot or race car?
Rae! Bite yon no yeti bear!
Rats ailed, damn it, in mad Delia's tar!
Rats drown in WordStar
Rats live on no evil star.
Raw sexes war.
Raw, evil dam on Niagara. Gain net time! Sub bus, emit ten Niagara! Gain no mad, live war!
Red Nevada vender.
Red lost case, Ma. Jesse James acts older.
Red rum is Pepsi murder.
Red rum, sir, is murder.
Redraw a warder.
Reflog a golfer
Reign at Tangier.
Remarkable was I ere I saw Elba Kramer.
Reviled did I live, said I, as evil I did deliver.
Reviled, I wonder if I fired. Now, I deliver!
Rise to vote, sir.
Rise, Sir Lapdog! Revolt, lover! God, pal, rise, sir!
Rise, take lame female Kate, sir.
Rob a loneliness? Senile, no labor.
Rot can rob a born actor.
Rot-corpse Sumatran art amuses proctor.
Sad, I'm Midas.
Satan, oscillate my metallic sonatas!
Saw tide rose? So red it was.
Set at serif, as Safire states.
Sex at noon taxes.
Sex elf flexes.
Sex rex? Nil, ever — I revel in Xerxes!
Sex-aware era waxes.
Sh! Tom sees moths.
Sides reversed is. [Use it to pyramid palindromes, e.g., "Sh! Tom sees moths" sides reversed is "Sh! Tom sees moths."]
Sir, I demand, I am a maid named Iris.
Sir, I soon saw Bob was no Osiris.
Sis, Sargasso moss a grass is.
Sis, ask Costner to not rent socks "as is"!
Sit on a potato pan, Otis.
Slap a ham on Omaha, pals.
Sleep on no peels!
Smart ewes use wet rams.
Snug & raw was I ere I saw war & guns.
Snug all L.A. guns!
So many dynamos.
So, G. Rivera's tots are virgos.
So, Ida, adios!
So, camera solos are MacOS?
Some men interpret nine memos.
Sore eye, Eros?
Sore was I ere I saw Eros.
Stab nail at ill Italian bats.
Stan gave Eva gnats.
Star Mart's Eva saves tram rats.
Star Wars awe was raw rats.
Star comedy by Democrats.
Star-red rum and Edna murder rats.
Star? Come Donna Melba, I'm an amiable man, no Democrats!
Stella won no wallets.
Step on no pets.
Stiff, O Dairyman, in a myriad of fits.
Stop! Murder us not, tonsured rumpots!
Stop to hand Edna hot pots.
Straw? No, too stupid a fad; I put soot on warts.
Stressed? No tips? Spit on desserts!
Stunts is. Niece insist nuts.
Sums are not set as a test on Erasmus.
Sun at noon, tan us.
Suneva, Nina is sure Russian in a Venus.
Sup not on pus.
Suppository rot; I sop pus.
Swap God for a janitor? Rot in a jar of dog paws!
Swen, on gnus, sung no news.
Sycamore has a hero: Macy's.
T. Eliot nixes sex in toilet!
T. Eliot, top bard, notes putrid tang emanating, is sad. I'd assign it a name: gnat dirt upset on drab pot-toilet.
Tar a rat.
Tarzan raised Desi Arnaz' rat.
Tarzan raised a Desi Arnaz rat.
Ten animals I slam in a net.
Tense, I snap Sharon roses, or Norah's pansies net.
Tin sanitary rat in a snit.
Tips spill, lips spit.
Tired rum, Bob? Murder it!
To Idi Amin: I'm a idiot!
To: Dr., et al. / Re: Grub / Ma had a hamburger / Later, Dot.
Todd erases a red dot.
Toni Tennille fell in net. I, not!
Too bad, I hid a boot.
Too far, Edna, we wander afoot.
Too hot to hoot
Top drawer now--I won reward pot!
Top step's pup's pet spot.
Topekans' niece in snake pot!
Trays simple help, missy art!
Tulsa night life: filth, gin, a slut.
Unremarkable was I ere I saw Elba Kramer, nu?
Vanna, wanna V?
Vote to not slip up, refer pupils to note TOV.
War, sir, is raw.
Warsaw was raw.
Was in a myriad a dairyman I saw.
Was it Eliot's toilet I saw?
Was it a bar or a bat I saw?
Was it a bat I saw?
Was it a car or a cat I saw?
Was it a cat I saw?
Was it a rat I saw?
Was raw tap ale not a reviver at one lap at Warsaw?
We few erase cares, Al; laser aces are we few.
We nap and nap and nap and nap anew. [etc.]
We nap and nap and nap anew.
We nap and nap anew.
We nap anew.
We panic in a pew.
We seven, Eve, sew.
Wo Nemo! Toss a lasso to me now!
Woman maps yam snot and DNA — tons may spam Nam. Ow!
Won't lovers revolt now?
Won't pews fill if swept now?
Wonder if Sununu's fired now.
Wonton? Not now.
Wontons? Not now.
Xerxes was stunned! Eden nuts saw sex, rex!
Yale don sees no delay.
Yale mate made dame tame lay.
Yawn — Madonna fan? No damn way!
Yawn a more Roman way!
Yell upset a cider: predicates pulley.
Yes, Mary Ramsey.
Yo Bob, mug a gumbo boy!
Yo! Banana Boy!
Yo! job mug gumbo joy!
Yo, Bottoms up! (U.S. motto, boy.)
Yoba saw I was a boy.
Young Ada had a gnu. Oy!
Zeus was deified, saw Suez.
Zoo to tote Toto to Oz.
- Anuta Catuna (Romanian marathoner who won at New York City in 1996).
- Lon Nol (Cambodian leader).
- Ordelafo Faledro (34th Doge of Venice, commonly known by the Venetian form of his name, Ordelafo Falier).
- Revilo P. Oliver (American philologist and racial nationalist).
Is it a datisi?
No, sire, ferison.
(Datisi and ferison are names of syllogisms.)
Enid and Edna dine:
- Ah, come, Mocha!
- Bel Paese a Pleb
- Dear Bo Bread
- E-trot Torte
- Eda Nomel's Lemonade
- Eel, Urbane Hen a Brulee
- Feeble el Beef
- Hot Rat Tart, Oh!
- Le Gab Bagel
- Lead et Roti Torte Deal.
- Lion in Oil
- Murdered rum
- Noel O' Pan Napoleon
- Not Lit Stilton
- Not Now Won-Ton
- On Ice 'cino
- Parkay Yak Rap
- Reed Deer
- Roti de Pup Editor
- Self-Furnace Pecan Ruffles
- Sniff'um Muffins
- Snub Buns
- Stun Odd Donuts
- Wet Sable Elba Stew
- Yen O' Honey
The Romans admired palindromes too, as demonstrated by "In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni" ("We enter the circle after dark and are consumed by fire"), which was said to describe the action of moths.
The early Christians also liked anagrams and turned "Quid est veritas?" ("What is truth?") into "Est vir qui adest" ("It is this man here"), and the magic square
R O T A S("Arepo the sower holds the wheels at work") into a Christian symbol, apparently because the letters can be rearranged into two "Pater Noster"s with a couple of extra "A"s and "O"s.
O P E R A
T E N E T
A R E P O
S A T O R
People still compose Latin Palindromes on occasion. A very recent example: "Obamam amabo!" (I shall love Obama!)
An illegitimate palindrome: Doctor Reubenstein was shocked and dismayed when he answered the ringing telephone, only to hear a strange, metallic, alien voice say, "Yasec iovn eilacilla temeg! Nartsa raehoty lnoenoh pelet gnig, nirehtde rewsnaehn ehw. Deya! Msid! Dnadek cohssaw nietsne buerro, tcod?
What kind of mind is it that can notice that "two plus eleven" and "one plus twelve" not only give the same result but use the same letters?
Who would take the time to turn "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" into "In one of the Bard's best-thought-of tragedies, our insistent hero, Hamlet, queries on two fronts about how life turns rotten"?
Lewis Carroll, an obsessive deviser and player of wordgames, once sat up all night trying to make an anagram of William Ewart Gladstone before settling on "Wild agitator, means well."
For extremely elaborate anagrams and Lewis Carroll paranoia, read "Do anagrams in Lewis Carroll's poems prove he was Jack the Ripper". The best is the last, so keep reading!
Other famous or notable anagrams:
Alec Guinness = genuine class
George Bush = he bugs Gore
Margaret Thatcher = that great charmer
President Clinton of the USA = to copulate he finds interns
Princess Diana = end is a car spin
Ronald Wilson Reagan = Insane Anglo Warlord
Statue of Liberty = built to stay free
Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring = "Time's running past", we murmur
The United States of America = Attaineth its cause: Freedom!
Tony Blair, P.M. = I'm Tory plan B
Victoria, England's Queen = governs a nice quiet land
Virginia Bottomley = I'm an evil Tory bigot
War on terrorism = Swarm into error
Western Union = no wire unsent
William Shakespeare = I am a weakish speller.
Year Two Thousand = a year to shut down
a decimal point = I'm a dot in place
a stitch in time saves nine = this is meant as incentive
animosity = is no amity
astronomer = moon starer
circumstantial evidence = can ruin a selected victim
desperation = a rope ends it
dormitory = dirty room
funeral = real fun
intoxicate = excitation
mother-in-law = woman Hitler
parishioners = I hire parsons
schoolmaster = the classroom
semolina = is no meal
slot machines = cash lost in 'em
snooze alarms = Alas! No more z's.
the Morse code = here come dots
the earthquakes = that queer shake
(Am a Rd. Drama [or] Ah, Play Alpha)
By Mike Clelland of Driggs, Idaho (firstname.lastname@example.org)
(Premise for a short film, all dialogue is in palindromes.)
Three characters meet and travel along our dusty U.S. highways. Standard "road movie" stuff, convertible, diner, gas station, existential night under the stars, etc. One is an American guy, BOB — funny. The other is a British guy, ADAM — capable of delivering the dramatic (sorta) lines, Shakespeare style. The other is a young woman hitchhiker, ANNA, this creates sexual tension in the triangle.
Open on Bob changing tire along a dusty desert highway, he's frustrated.
BOB: "Dammit, I'm mad!"
A well-dressed British fellow, Adam, sits relaxed in the car.
ADAM: "Reviled I did live, said I, as evil did I deliver."
No dialog as we see them drive off in the now fixed car down the lonely highway. They eventually pick up a young woman (Anna) hitch-hiking. Adam introduces himself.
ADAM: "Madam, I'm Adam"
ANNA: "Hello, I'm Anna, Anna Miolleh."
(nodding hello) BOB: "Bob."
Dialog as they drive, turning the radio to various stations.
"Yawn. Madonna fan? No damn way!"
"Plan no damn Madonna LP."
"oh no, Don Ho."
"If I had a Hi-Fi."
BOB, frustrated, turns the radio off.
ANNA: "No Bob! On!"
Bob drives while Adam and Anna sit in the back seat. Bob, excited in the driver's seat, speaks to himself.
Bob & Adam compare watches.
Adam, in the backseat, makes a move toward Anna, she pushes him away. Bob comments from the front seat.
ANNA: "Ma is a nun, as I am."
BOB: "A slut nixes sex in Tulsa."
ANNA (to Bob, angry): "Sit on a potato pan, Otis!"
BOB: "Sex at noon taxes"
ADAM, leans back to sleep: "Panic in a Titanic... I nap." (he yawns)
ANNA (disgusted): "Yawn a more Roman way!"
They pull into a gas station/road diner populated with various characters and a dog. They all get out of the car, Anna has only one boot and seems perplexed. Adam comments to Bob.
ADAM: "Too bad, I hid a boot."
ANNA, from the car comments to herself about the guys.
ANNA: "Solo gigolos."
They look at the price on the gas pump.
BOB: "Never odd or even."
ANNA finds the other boot.
They get in a conversation with a cigar-smoking man unloading golf clubs from his car.
MAN: "Cigar? Toss it in a can, it is so tragic."
BOB (commenting on golf clubs): "Golf? No sir, prefer prison flog."
They walk around the gas station and Bob bumps into a sleeping dog that jumps and runs away when awakened. The dog stops at an old Mexican hobo.
ADAM: "Step on no pets!"
Bob reaches down to where the dog was and picks something up.
BOB: "God! A red nugget, a fat egg under a dog."
ADAM: "Dog as devil deified lived as God."
BOB: "He did, eh?"
HOBO (petting dog): "Is God a dog? Si!"
Bob & Adam comment about various cars with a roof racks and boats, etc.
BOB: "A Toyota."
Anna struts past, angry about the hidden boot, and comments to Bob.
ANNA: "Yo, Bob... Mug a gumbo boy!"
As she passes by and into the diner, the two guys watch as she checks herself out and adjusts her bra in the glass doorway.
BOB: "Tit ego, go get it!"
A cowboy tries to enter the diner, but the waitress stops him and points to his hat.
WAITRESS: "No Stetson!"
In the diner various stuff happens as they comment on other tables, interact with the waitress and the customers. We catch little bits of conversation at the other tables, like the doctor (in surgical scrubs with stethoscope) who is eating while the fat man he's with has nothing, the 3rd person at the table says:
MAN to Doctor: "Doc, note. I dissent. A fast never prevents a fatness, I diet on cod!"
Our 3 heroes comment on other eaters.
ANNA: "Enid and Edna dine."
Two women at another table inspect a telegram.
ADAM: "Marge lets Norah see Sharon's telegram."
Waitress delivers a bowl of Chinese soup to the table.
BOB: "Won ton? Not now."
Sloppy eater gets annoyed at waitress as she looks at him disgustedly.
SLOPPY EATER (as a put-down to waitress): "Go hang a salami. I'm a lasagna hog!"
SCREAMING LITTLE KID in the background screams: "MOM!"
Waitress, thoroughly annoyed, takes soup back to kitchen. Bartender watches her go by, offers sympathy.
BARTENDER [sotto voce]: "Stressed? No tips? Spit on desserts!"
At the bar, a Martini drinker comments on his olive while his drinking partner comments on his lager. They watch CNN on the TV above the bar.
MARTINI DRINKER: "Evil olive."
BEER DRINKER: "Lager, sir, is regal."
CNN, speaker addresses house: "Rise to vote, sir."
BEER DRINKER, to TV: "Star comedy... by democrats."
A marine butts in to the pair at the bar.
MARINE: "Yo, bottoms up! U.S. motto, boy!"
Waitress can't do the math on the cash register. Customer Adam comments.
ADAM: "Sums are not set as a test on Erasmus."
(NOTE — there are a ton of food palindromes, more ammunition for bizarre waitress/menu stuff)
"No lemons, no melon."
"Desserts I stressed."
As they step back out into the parking lot, BOB blows his nose and comments on the hanky.
BOB: "Tons o' snot!"
They drive off into the desert, and watch the sunset from the hood of their parked convertible and the mood deteriorates into an Edward Albee triangle of tension. The dialog is all palindromes, so it really doesn't make any sense, but the action and staging tell of existential angst, sexual desires and the futility of life!
BOB: "Rats live on no evil star."
ADAM: "No, I save final perusal — a sure plan, if no evasion."
ANNA: "Do geese see God?"
ADAM: "Able was I, ere I saw Elba."
BOB: "Sore was I, ere I saw Eros!"
ANNA: "Eros? Sidney, my end is sore..."
Eventually Bob & Adam duel over Anna.
ADAM: "Draw, O Caesar! Erase a coward!"
BOB (reaches into the car for a weapon, comes up with a stick with a banana stuck onto it): "Not a banana baton!"
ADAM: "Draw! O, Coward!"
BOB: " YO! OY!"
ADAM: "Satan, oscillate my metallic sonatas!"
BOB: "Dogma in my hymn? I am GOD!"
ANNA (disgusted with both of them): "O, Geronimo, no minor ego!"
(she runs off)
ADAM (trying to persuade her to him): "Flee to me, remote elf!"
BOB: "Now's evil for evil... Ah, a liver of lives won!"
ADAM: "We few..."
Film ends in a pretentious Bergman-esqe soliloquy delivered, William Shatner style, to the stars...
ADAM: "Are we not drawn onward, we few? Drawn onward to new era?"