Friday, 19 October 2007


My husband and I both love words. I love the way words can paint a picture and evoke emotions. I love the way they sound and the way they look. I love putting them on paper and finding a story in front of me.

On the other hand, my husband loves to play with words. He is always twisting them around to make jokes and is a master of the pun. He was looking at anagrams one night and put our names into an anagram generator. It amused him to find that an anagram for Stephanie Humphreys is "I am the shy penpusher." How appropriate.

Some other amusing anagrams he found: "William Shakespeare" = "I am a weakish speller","The children's author, JK Rowling" = "Hint: Her skill conjured Howart",

There are a few anagram sites out there and it is fun to see all the strange phrases a name can spell. Of course most names can generate hundreds of anagrams and you have to sift through them to find the really good arrangements. But meanwhile, I am studying mine and wondering if someone is trying to tell me something.

Anagram Genius


Mandi said...

That's funny - I just tried my full name and I got, "Dssh - malignant old woman." I really hope that's not telling me something!

Sue said...

Ha! Mine was "harm nutcase."

tee hee

Tristi Pinkston said...

And I would be "stir in stinkpot."

That's just too funny!

Rick, Stephanie's wordy companion said...

Here are a few more good anagrams that I found:

"The pen is mightier than the sword"
= "The right words shape eminent hit"

"Chicken Soup for the Soul" = "Curious help of hen stock"

"Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne" = "Journey ends by deadline; thus rave with glory!"

"Stephen King, author" = "He is the top-rank gun"

"The British children's author Beatrix Potter" = "In truth, her hit traced rabbit hero's exploits"

"The children's author JK Rowling" =
"Hint: her skill conjured Hogwart!"

Anonymous said...

Hi stephanie.. I tried mine and came up with Healthy Agile Cash...hmmmm sounds good. Took out my middle name and got ethical Hash. See middle names are good. We need to get you one. SHEILA H

Stephanie Humphreys said...

I've always wanted a middle name, but I have gone so long without one that I don't know what middle name I would like anyway.

Even without a middle name, my anagram is pretty cool and very accurate.

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