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Here are four articles on various aspects of anagramming, from its historical orgins through to the latest anagram software.

  1. The History of Anagramming
    By Richard Grantrham and Larry Brash

    According to some historians, anagrams originated in the 3rd century B.C. with the Greek poet Lycophron who lived in Alexandria at the palace of King Ptolemy Philadelphus (285-247 B.C.). [Read on...]

  2. Hallmarks of a good anagram
    By Richard Grantham

    In general, the appreciation of a high-quality anagram stems from the fact that it is such an outlandish coincidence that two related phrases should contain precisely the same letters. [Read on...]

  3. The Art of Long Anagramming
    By Larry Brash

    If you have read some of the long anagrams on this website, ranging from 50 letters to Richard Brodie's's world record anagram of "Battle of the Books" with 42,177 letters, you may have asked yourself: "How was that done?" [Read on...]

  4. Anagram Artist or Anagram Genius?
    By Larry Brash

    Here is a comparision of the two best anagram creation programs available today, Anagram Artist (by Mike Keith) and Anagram Genius (by William Tunstall-Pedoe). These programs approach anagramming in quite different ways. [Read on...]

Updated: May 10, 2016


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