Here at The Braintenance Blog we work you hard. We don't just supply mind agility games (as Lumosity does), but we make your mind work in a myriad of ways through a myriad of channels. A great way to have some lowbrow [nothing to do with beer] entertainment (as opposed to brain entrainment) is to create anagrams out of colleagues' and friends' names, or, if you are either a conspiracy theorist or merely an angry person who'd like to find "hidden meanings" or hilarious re combinations of brand or product names, this is your chance.
If you are not familiar with anagrams, here's the Wikipedia definition, description and an example or two:
An anagram is a type of word play, the result of rearranging the letters of a word or phrase to produce a new word or phrase, using all the original letters exactly once; for example orchestra can be rearranged into carthorse. Someone who creates anagrams is called an anagrammatist. The original word or phrase is known as the subject of the anagram.
Any word or phrase that exactly reproduces the letters in another order is an anagram.
However, the goal of serious or skilled anagrammatists is to produce anagrams that in some way reflect or comment on the subject. Such an anagram may be a synonym or antonym of its subject, a parody, a criticism, or praise; e.g. George Bush = He bugs Gore; Madonna Louise Ciccone = Occasional nude income or One cool dance musician; William Shakespeare = I am a weakish speller, Roger Meddows Taylor = Great words or melody. Anagrams are also often used in fiction for character aliases, such as Tom Marvolo Riddle = I am Lord Voldemort, Leonardo da vinci = O Draconian Devil, The Mona Lisa= Oh, Lame Saint, So dark the con of man= Madonna of the Rocks in The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown.
So your anagram can either be just a rearrangement of letters to form silly-sounding alternative words using the same letters as your target word, or (if you're really skilled), the anagram can actually generate a thought-provoking [do you think without provocation? I do.] bit of opinionated commentary on your subject.
But let's get on with it!
Here is your ANAGRAM GENERATOR. Just click on the button and you'll be transferred to the actual page. If you have fun, please do us the honor of forwarding this article to your friends, colleagues and social media groups. Let's go viral. Turn these other people into card-carrying members (We're actually having some Braintenance cards among other Braintenance gear at Zazzle!) of the Braintenance Brigade .
Have fun. Next time, it's back to work.
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p.s. An anagram for Douglas Castle's Braintenance...
Scandalise elegant obscurant.