Did you ever play anagrams when you were a kid? You know, rearranging letters in a word to make another one? They were lots of fun — for some of us, anyway — and they did teach an important lesson: read what you’ve written.
Words can be tricky.
I think some of us writers are still playing that game, but not intending to.
A few headlines caught my eye this past week:
“It’s All Quiet Interesting”
“Are You Tried of Working Too Hard?”
“Untied We Stand”
Along with the homophones that I write
about most Tuesdays (Tuesday Tricksters), anagrams are another monster in the closet just waiting to jump out and embarrass us! And spellcheck won’t help; the words are spelled correctly.
So, just for fun, can you figure out what other word(s) can be made from the following?
Stumped on any of them?
- unbred = burned, burden
- framing = farming
- layover = overlay
- kitchen = thicken
- rentals = antlers
- rescued = reduced, secured, seducer
The moral of the story? Always read and think before you hit “publish”!