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Spirit
Mar 5th, 2003, 08:28 PM
Wertheim's mailbag a couple of weeks ago mentioned anagrams -- words or phrases whose letters can be rearranged to form other words.

He wasn't looking for interesting anagrams of players, specifically, but I got to thinking. So I typed "Monica Seles" into an anagram web site and got some interesting results.

Anagrams which seem appropriate to Monica
A comeliness.
Ace me in loss.
Smiles on ace.
So mean slice.
Camel noises. (The grunting, you know? :) )
Iceless moan.
Acme lioness.
Slam icon, see?
Lone ace miss.
Iím sola scene. (Sola: By oneself; alone. Used as a stage direction to a female character.)
Lean C.E.O. miss. ("Miss" as in "young woman"; a reference to Monica's keen business mind.)
Slim, sane C.E.O.
Cameo's lines. (Referring to her cameo role on The Nanny.)
Ocean smiles.
Aces lines moí. (She aces lines more.)
Can lose semi.
Can lose Ďem, si?
Comeín, lassie!
Mean slice, so.
Aims close en. ("Aims close in." Itís a stretch, but I had to include it.)
Ma slices one.
Iím ace lesson.
Clean semi, so.
Slims one ace.
Solemn as ice.
Males! So nice!

Anagrams that are just silly or funny
Let's get the difficult one out of the way:
Soma: An intoxicating or hallucinogenic beverage, used as an offering to the Hindu gods and consumed by participants in Vedic ritual sacrifices.
Or
Soma: The body of an individual as contrasted with the mind or psyche.
Soma license.
Soma silence.
Sťance limos.
Iceman loses.
Am silence, soÖ
Anemics lose.
Lace one, miss.
Solace mines.
Laces Ďem in, so.
Canoes miles.
CIA loses men.
Manic eel S.O.S.
Incas lose me.
Ciao! Less men!
Can see limos.
Sonic measle.
Aimless, once.
Maine closes.
Close inseam.
Masonic eels.
Ale once, miss.
Lame cosines.
Lame C.E.O. sins.
Male oscines. (Oscines: A large suborder of passerine birds that includes most songbirds.)
Sales income.
Sales! Come in!
Mean ossicle. (Ossicle: A small bone, especially one of the three bones of the middle ear.)
Same clone, si?
Season melic. (Melic: Of or relating to verse that is intended to be sung, especially Greek lyric verse of the seventh to fifth century B.C.)
Season clime.
Sonic sea elm.
Sea isle! Címon!
AI clone mess. (AI: Artificial Intelligence.)
Somali scene.
So, ma, silence.
Ma loses nice.
Con me, lassie.
One slim case.
Slim sea cone.
Measles icon.
No claims. See?
Manís eco isle. (A description of the planet Earth.)

Anagrams of the word "Monica" only
Anomic. (A social instability caused by erosion of standards and values.)
Camino.
Manioc. (A shrubby tropical American plant widely grown for its large, tuberous, starchy roots.)
Iím a con.
Iím on AC.