John McCullagh April 17, 2006
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Is there a word that means the opposite of an oxymoron? 

There are some of our readers much cleverer and better informed than us.

We await your reply.

While you work on that, we offer you a few examples.


Have you heard the one about ……….. ?

 

The following are words that contain within, some clue to their real meaning. 

By within, we mean anagrammatically!

 

DORMITORY: Rearrange the letters DIRTY ROOM

PRESBYTERIAN: Rearrange the letters BEST IN PRAYER

ASTRONOMER: Rearrange the letters:  MOON STARER

DESPERATION: Rearrange the letters: A ROPE ENDS IT

THE EYES: Rearrange the letters: THEY SEE

GEORGE BUSH: Rearrange the letters: HE BUGS GORE

THE MORSE CODE: Rearrange the letters: HERE COME DOTS

SLOT MACHINES: Rearrange the letters: CASH LOST IN ME

ANIMOSITY: Rearrange the letters: IS NO AMITY

ELECTION RESULTS: Rearrange the letters: LIES – LET’S RECOUNT

SNOOZE ALARMS: Rearrange the letters: ALAS! NO MORE Z ‘S

A DECIMAL POINT: Rearrange the letters: IM A DOT IN PLACE

THE EARTHQUAKES: Rearrange the letters: THAT QUEER SHAKE

ELEVEN PLUS TWO: Rearrange the letters:  TWELVE PLUS ONE

MOTHER-IN-LAW: Rearrange the letters: WOMAN HITLER

Finally …………

VIRGINIA BOTTOMLEY Rearrange the letters: I’M AN EVIL TORY BIGOT 

 

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