AnagramsWords that share the same letters as eachother are anagrams.
Easy Examples of Anagrams
- stop, tops, opts, pots, and spot (These words share the same letters. They are anagrams.)
- secure and rescue
More Examples of AnagramsThe best anagrams share related, often humorous meanings as well as the same letters.
- Dormitory and dirty room
- Elvis and lives
- Eleven plus two and twelve plus one
- "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." (Playwright William Shakespeare)
- "In one of the Bard's best-thought-of tragedies, our insistent hero, Hamlet, queries on two fronts about how life turns rotten." (Cory Calhoun)
Why Should I Care about Anagrams?Anagrams are usually created just for fun, but, for teachers, creating anagrams can be a useful way to encourage students to play with letters and words.
Anagrams can also have another, more business-like use though as they can make a message more impactful and memorable. Consider these anagrams:
- The country side and no city dust here
- Heavy rain and Hire a navy