Beyond 'God' and 'Dog'

Beyond 'God' and 'Dog'

Beyond 'God' and 'Dog'

Gossip, speculation, and scuttlebutt about politics.
Feb. 25 1999 6:00 PM

Beyond 'God' and 'Dog'

Pappy Chatterbox, amateur etymologist and author of The Man Who Stole the Mona Lisa ("Instead of reading five books this year, read this book five times!"--Chatterbox), passes along the following anagram, which has been circulating lately on the Net:

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"President Clinton of the USA"

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"To copulate he finds interns"

Chatterbox invites the anonymous but obviously gifted author to step forward.

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Sadly, Chatterbox must also warn this anagramatic John Henry ("Her Johnny") that his days of glory may be numbered. The folks at Anagram Genius have invented a computer program that turns an ordinary sentence into hundreds of anagrams--ordinary or obscene, American or English--and it's pretty darn good. Their website allows you to enter a sentence and have the results emailed to you (click here). It returned the following gems for "President Clinton of the USA":

"Nice flaunter, pot dishonest";

"Counterfeit dishonest plan";

"Rats! Telephone disfunction";

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and

"'Let's fornicate' not punished!"

The site also notes that "Monica Samille Lewinsky" becomes "Slick Willie's my A-one man!" (submitted by Dave Polewka) and "Hillary Clinton" becomes "Only I can thrill." (submitted by Donald L. Holmes).

--Timothy Noah and Bruce Gottlieb