Word for Wednesday, (W4W) #52

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πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰πŸŽπŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰πŸŽ Β Word For Wednesday is one year old! Β πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰πŸŽπŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰πŸŽ

This is week 52 of my little logophilistic meme. My very first W4W was posted February 11th 2015 here.

If you would like to join in, (and I would LOVE it if you did!), play along here!

This week’s word is…

Aptagram

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I thought it fitting that for our first birthday on W4W I should select a word that is a source of delight for all logophiles.

Anagrams are enormous fun to play with, (trust me, I’m a word nerd!), but this takes anagramming, (yep, totally made that word up!), to a whole new level.

Some examples of aptagrams are:

School Master Β  Β  Β  Β The classroom

Eleven plus two Β  Β  Twelve plus one

The eyes Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  They see

Conversation Β  Β  Β  Β  Β Voices rant on

Fir cones Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Conifers

The earthquakes Β  Β  That queer shake

The Morse Code Β  Β  Β Here come dots

Isn’t that such fun?! I love it!

I have to give a quick shout out to my fellow W4W word lover, Lynn, who I think will get this little in-joke!

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A final note… there is also another form of anagram called an anugram, where the meanings of the two words are actually the same, or interchangeable. I discovered this as I researched for this post… seems there are plenty of words I have yet to discover, which is a good thing as I enter year two of W4W!

Ciao!

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12 thoughts on “Word for Wednesday, (W4W) #52

  1. Love that – aptagram. What a brilliant word! I saw that QI too – you have to love those two ladies, such charmers both. Thank you for the mention, lovely.
    I’m not great at anagrams, though I love them. The other half is brilliant at them. I think it’s his logical brain at work, where my scatterbrain won’t let me see the word until it’s pointed out to me. Love your examples of aptagrams – so satisfying.
    I’ve had a seasonal bash – that naughty, vain boy Narcissus and his floral namesakes.
    https://lynnmlovewords.wordpress.com/2016/02/03/why-we-should-all-beware-the-beautiful-people/

    • I like anagrams in cryptic crosswords but I had to cheat and look up those examples of aptagrams… I’m not that good!
      I knew you’d like the QI ref… Where we learn everything right?
      Loved yours! Highly info,restive as always

      • Husband does cryptic crosswords, too – clever things, both of you! And yes, everything I know is from QI or from somewhere else on the Beeb – and the odd bit from Wiki, of course. X

      • No one needever remember anything again – ever. Does it make some qualifications irrelevant, do you think, if every piece of human knowledge is feeely available 24/7? Will it make our brain’s shrink, leaving behind just the bit that controls our fingers – for typing and using smartphones of course. Heard the other day we’re all becoming more shortsighted because we stare at screens so much and don’t use all the muscles in our eyes. Double scary.

      • That is scary!
        I know my memory has declined for sure… Is it aging or over reliance on tech? Not sure! Although watching my little nephews and nieces use smartphones and tablets so easily is fascinating… Maybe our brains are evolving to match tech?

      • Small kids pick these things up frighteningly quickly, of course. I am starting to fall into the cliche that my son has to show me how to do certain things on my phone and online. Only time will tell if we’ll evolve to be more tech focussed – kinda glad I won’t be around to see it, though!

  2. Happy Anniversary. Sorry it took so long to read. Hey, I just realised, they do this all the time on countdown. Their teaser at the end of each section is usually a sort of aptagram.

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