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Synanagrams: Synonymous Anagrams

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Anagrams are words formed by rearranging the letters of another word, such as star and arts. As Paul Anthony Jones points out on his site Haggard Hawks, some words can be anagrammed to a synonymous word, such as enraged and angered, or statement and testament. Such pairs are known as synanagrams. This is part of a complete episode.

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  • Some synanagramish fun I came across while driving this week. Emergency vehicle went by and I saw RESCUE. SECURE makes a nice pair, though not quite synonyms. More of a relationalagram.

    Second one along these lines STREAK and SKATER.

    Looking now for some antonymagrams. Must be some out there.

    Love your show – a new fan.

    Tom G

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