Word of the Day

Monday, October 26, 2009

New Game: AUTUMN ANAGRAM


At long last, here is a new game: sharpen your pencils and come up with an anagram (or more than one, if you'd like) based upon the theme of Autumn. Ready, set, go! May the best jouster win!

24 comments:

  1. Yikes...this one is hard! lol

    Just so I make sure I understand correctly...
    We are to use the word AUTUMN? It said "theme of autumn" so I wanted to make sure I understood.

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  2. No, you don't have to use the word "Autumn', just relate the anagram to that theme. For example, "Hot apple cider" anagrams to "Ah, toppled rice." I know that you will all come up with some great entries!

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  3. So, I've avoided the anagrams because I don't have much experience with them. But I'm giving it a shot this time. Here's my first:

    Falling red, orange and yellow leaves

    Leery fellows, dodging a lean veal, ran

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  4. Ok, here's the next one (I asked my husband what he thinks of when thinking of autumn, and this was how he responded):

    Wood smoke and a chill in the air

    Their cloak hides low moan and I

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  5. FALLING LEAVES: Glean. Fill vase.

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  7. Okay, you have all made me doubt myself, so I looked up anagram. Anagram: a word or phrase rearranged to spell another word or phrase. Noone is posting anagrams. :0s

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  8. Both of Fromagette's were anagrams, and so was yours. You all rearranged the letters. Nene's wasn't an anagram though.

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  9. I think what confused me is that the original words the anagrams are coming from aren't posted with the answer. Where it is an autumn theme in general, we should each post the theme we use. For instance, I used Falling Leaves.

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  10. You are all doing very well! Nene, your post was an "acrostic" rather than an anagram. You could try rearranging the letters in the word "cornucopia" to make a new words or words; that would be an anagram. Inklings, Fromagette did post the words which she then anagrammed just above the rearranged letters. Good work everyone!

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  11. Sorry Fromagette, now I get it. For some reason I thought each line was an entry. This is how I think with swine flu. :0s Forgive me. :0)

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  12. OK, sorry I'm a dork. I'll repost.

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  13. It's just fine, Nene; your post was an excellent acrostic!

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  14. How's this:

    "Winter waits in patience while Autmumn steals the final vestiges of Summer's long day."

    becomes...

    "It's time to clean things we use when we sit in a flat mussy rut and leave piles a-forming."

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  15. These are all very good; keep them coming!

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  16. I really do know what an anagram is and looked at everyone's answers and then proceeded to do it in the past-post mode. Anyway, here's my new one:

    Autumn is a second spring, where every leaf is a flower =

    Leaves warm, while funny orange pieces rouse drifts.

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  17. Okay, I didn't use all of the letters, I have three left over. Maybe I'll come back with another entry, but here is one for now.

    Candy apples, scarecrows, the moon, and falling red leaves.

    Can children scare people away and flee moving darts?

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  18. Snuggle Weather

    Angler Sweet Hug

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  19. Rotting pumpkins

    Pigskin Trump Not (for the football fans)

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  20. Here's a Twofer:

    Candy Corn Vampire Teeth

    becomes...

    I Never top my hard accent

    ...or...

    Partner my chanted voice

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  21. These are all so good that judging the best is going to be very difficult. I'll choose the winner by ten o'clock on Monday morning so that you will have an extra hour of time to come up with more entries. Happy writing!

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  22. This has been a difficult contest to judge since all of the entries are quite good. However, invoking judicial privilege as well as a proclivity for flowers, I choose Nene's "Autumn is a second spring..." entry as the winner. Congratulations, Nene! I can hardly wait to see what the next game will be.

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  23. Kindred Spirit, I just want to clarify my answer with you. You said you chose "Autumn is a second spring..." entry, but that was not my answer. My answer was "Leaves warm, while funny oranges pieces rouse drifts." The "Autumn is a second spring" was a quote I found online at one of those quote for the day places. I didn't think it mattered what we used to make our anagram out of. Anyway, if you didn't pick it for the "Leaves warm..." quote, then you can pick someone else.

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  24. You are the winner, Nene; I should have quoted your anagram, too, but I took a shortcut. :-) Sorry for the confusion.

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