Monday Tip: Anagrams

The Chief Happiness Officer's monday tipsI got an email from Mike Dytham, a project manager at Barclay’s, who’s been doing anagrams for all the people in his department. The new names are… interesting :o)

  • Chris Benton = Robin Stench (a proud 2nd place!)
  • Claire Rainbird = Cider Librarian (a creditable 3rd place)
  • Dan Hartwright = Hard Thwarting
  • James Knupfer = See Frank Jump
  • Tom Coulbeck = Emu Boltcock (what a great name!)
  • Matt Risk = Smart Kit (or even Mark Tits)
  • Kate Baron = Anorak Bet or Oat Banker
  • Dominic Gloag = Claiming Good, Coiling Dogma
  • Anup Purohit = Pinup Author
  • Harris Musau = Samurai Rush (he is one of my Kenyan team)

The winner of best anagram goes to the name of their department, PMC operations, which shall henceforth be known as (pick your favourite) Campsite P0rno, impact snooper, promotes panic, or tampon copiers.

Mike also informed me that my new name is now Axe Fulljerk. Thanks, Mike! From now on, you’re “The Dimm Yak”.

What are some good anagrams for your name, your co-workers’ names or your department’s name? Get a competition going and see what people come up with.

Mike recommends http://wordsmith.org/anagram/advanced.html, if you want to get in on the game.

The Chief Happiness Officer’s Monday tips are simple, easy, fun things you can do to make yourself and others happy at work and get the work-week off to a great start. Something everyone can do in five minutes, tops. When you try it, write a comment here to tell me how it went.

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3 thoughts on “Monday Tip: Anagrams”

  1. My trouble is finding anagrams that describe the person in question.

    The best one for my name I can do is “A Squeakier Roof”

    My favorite that I’ve done for someone else was for a girl who was really into dancing (the formal/semiformal kind, not the club kind). Her name anagrammed to “A Dancer Is My Mirth”

    The most challenging was one I did for Sri Lankan cricketer Chaminda Vaas (full name, Warnakulasuriya Patabendige Ushantha Joseph Chaminda Vaas). That was “As popular Maharajah, had begun hit any a wicket vs an Aussie”. KF

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