If you like watching Wheel of Fortune or playing Scrabble, I imagine you know all about anagrams and the way one letter, can change the meaning of a word. Anagrams rearrange the same exact letters to come up with a new word or phrase.
There’s a fun link for anagrams at: https://wordsmith.org/anagram/def.html
When I entered the title of my romantic novel, Penniless Hearts at the above site, the computer shot out over a hundred funny anagrams. Here are a few of the best:
1. Shapeless intern
2. Inhales presents
3. Insanest helpers
4. Lash serpentines
5. Elephant's sirens
The above phrases seem so alien in a refreshing, almost poetic way. I’d have to say, my favorite one is, Inhales presents. It evokes a greedy person who takes a deep breath, in order to hide his windfall of gifts? Or maybe it’s just a look of guilt, as in a person with a facial expression not showing enough gratitude.
I’ll try to use it in a sentence and I hope you can find meaning for the other anagrams to Penniless Hearts. If you haven’t read my book, please take a look. I would love to see your review on Amazon. It’s a present I will inhale and appreciate.
My effort: She inhales presents like someone who received too many at Christmas.
Bonus: A leper's thinness________________________