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A Sea Ducky

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Being pressed for time in trying to get some major projects finished in the next 36-or-so hours, I’m going to forgo trying to think up some dazzlingly clever blog topic and just steal the topic of the week from the ACFW Loop.

Apparently there’s a burgeoning subculture on the web of sites where you can go, plug in some words (like your name), and the website will generate anagrams of those words. Why could this be something important for a writer? Well, they use anagrams on LOST all the time to hide clues. For example, the name of the funeral home in the 3rd season finale, Hoffs Drawler, is an anagram of Flash Forward, which was a major clue for that episode. So if you’re writing a story where you’re trying to hide clues, anagrams could be a great way of doing it.

Of course, it’s just a lot of fun to see what it comes up with for your name, as well. So here are some of my favorites.

For Kaye Dacus:
A Sea Ducky
Caused Yak
Cake Day Us
Sea Ya Duck

For Katherine Dacus:
Eradicate Hunks
Chateau Redskin
A Sauced Thinker
Urn Teacake Dish
Nerd Ski Chateau
Airheads Cut Ken

See what fun words and phrases your name generates here and come back and post your favorites!

  1. Wednesday, March 11, 2009 1:19 pm

    Way too many vowels in Patricia Woodside. But here are a couple of goodies:
    Parasitic Die Wood
    Tapioca Weirdos Id
    Award Copies Idiot


  2. Wednesday, March 11, 2009 3:37 pm

    Not very many good ones.

    Concord Jam Mull
    Cram Jocund Moll

    My son gets some fun ones, though:

    Dance, Churn, Molly!
    Camel Cloud Hymn
    Calmly Munch Doe (Bambi’s mother?)
    Much Comely Land

    My fave of my daughter’s: Bocce clam, curl me! (Is it lawn bowling or is it ice chess? I just can’t tell!)


  3. Wednesday, March 11, 2009 5:08 pm

    Mine aren’t even worth posting, but Kaye! Eradicate Hunks? A Sauced Thinker? Too funny. 😀


  4. Wednesday, March 11, 2009 6:46 pm

    This was hilarious! I don’t know how many were found for you, but there were 52,632 found for my name. A few were rather funny.

    For Sherrinda Ketchersid:

    A Drenched Heir Skirts
    A Retrenched Dirk Hiss
    A Cherished Trend Risk
    A Retched Sired Shrink
    A Nickered Herd Shirts


  5. Thursday, March 12, 2009 11:40 pm

    Not surprisingly, “Caleb Abel” yields incredibly boring results. There are a whopping 5 unique letters between my first and last name.

    But anyway, more to the point (or completely off the point, but the real reason I”m commenting): Might Stand-In Groom ever be a Kindle book? Any idea how that process works? I’ve become quite curious about the thing over the past few hours.


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