Attributions for anagrams (if known) are shown at the end of each anagram.

Dormitory = Dirty Room

Clint Eastwood = Old West Action

A Telephone Girl = Repeating "Hello"

Western Union = No Wire Unsent

The Country Side = No City Dust Here

Evangelist = Evil's Agent

Astronomers = Moon starers / No more stars

The Cockroach = Cook, Catch Her

Desperation = A Rope Ends It

The Morse Code = Here Come Dots

Slot Machines = Cash Lost in 'em

Conversation = Voices Rant On

Disraeli = I lead, Sir.

Clothespins = So Let's Pinch

The Great New York Rapid Transit Tunnel = Giant Work in Street, Partly Underneath

Florence Nightingale = Nigel, Fetch an Iron Leg / Flit on Cheering Angel
(Richard Stilgoe in "The Richard Stilgoe Letters")

MacDonalds = Clam and Sod

Darling I love you = leaving your idol / Avoiding our yell

Butterfly = Flutter-by

Heavy Rain? = Hire a Navy!

Tom Cruise = So I'm Cuter

Animosity = Is No Amity

Mother-in-law = Woman Hitler

Funeral = Real Fun

A Domesticated Animal = Docile, as a Man Tamed it

The Railroad Train = Hi! I Rattle and Roar

The Hilton = Hint: Hotel

A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss = Stroller on Go, Amasses Nothing

Sunshine and Shadow = Show in Sun and Shade

The Check is in the Mail = Claim "Heck, I sent it (heh)"

The United States Bureau of Fisheries = I Raise the Bass to Feed Us in the Future

Snooze Alarms = Alas! No More Z's

Vacation Times = I'm Not as Active

Software = Swear Oft

Silicon Graphics = A Long Chip Crisis / Can logic ship, sir? / Gosh, sir, I can clip!

Alec Guinness = Genuine Class
(Dick Cavett)

The Detectives = Detect Thieves

The Hospital Ambulance = A Cab, I Hustle to Help Man

Semolina = Is No Meal

The United States of America = Attaineth its cause, freedom

Christmas tree = Search, Set, Trim

A Gentleman = Elegant Man

Presbyterian = Best In Prayer

The Public Art Galleries = Large Picture Halls, I Bet

A Decimal Point = I'm a Dot in Place

The Earthquakes = That Queer Shake

Salman Rushdie = Read, Shun Islam

Martin Scorsese = Screen is a storm
(the director of movies "Taxi Driver," "Mean Streets," "GoodFellas," "Cape Fear," and "Age of Innocence.")

Barbie doll = I'll bare bod / Babe I'd roll / Liberal bod

Student Information Processing Board = Computation Transgression Forbidden

Statue of Liberty = Built to Stay Free

Eleven plus two = Twelve plus one

Patrick Stewart = A Crap Trek Twist

Mel Gibson = Bong Smile

Mel Gibson = Big melons

Admirer = Married

Indomitableness = Endless ambition

Contradiction = Accord not in it
(E. Tyron)

Debit card = Bad Credit

Quote by Vonnegut:
Just because some of us can read and write and do a little math, that doesn't mean we deserve to conquer the universe. =
A masquerade can cover a sense of what is real to deceive us; to be unjaded and not lost, we must, then, determine truth.

Quote by Oscar Wilde:
There is only one thing worse than being talked about and that is not being talked about. =
Wilde died broken, beaten 'n' total nut. Hate being sunk in that rotten gaol. Shh, gay is taboo.

From Hamlet by Shakespeare:
To be or not to be: that is the question, whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. =
In one of the Bard's best-thought-of tragedies, our insistent hero, Hamlet, queries on two fronts about how life turns rotten.

US Presidents

Why shouldn't America go re-elect President Clinton in Ninety-Six? = He has a prime or cunning tendency to wildly solicit Internet sex.

William Clinton = I'm it, an ill clown
William Jefferson Clinton = Firm clean fellow. Joint? Sin!
William Jefferson Clinton = Jail Mrs Clinton: Felon wife

George Herbert Walker Bush = Huge Berserk Rebel Warthog
George Bush = He bugs Gore

Ronald Wilson Reagan = Insane Anglo Warlord
Ronald Wilson Reagan = A long-insane Warlord
Ronald Wilson Reagan = No, darlings, no ERA law
Ronald Reagan = A darn long era

Once GAMES Magazine ran an anagram contest. The object was to take a movie title and scramble the letters to come up with a review of the movie. Some entries:

Hook = Oh, OK

Raiders of the Lost Ark = Ford, the Real Star, is OK

The Towering Inferno = Not Worth Fire Engine (the contest winner)


(From British anagrammists):

Tony Blair, MP = I'm Tory plan B

Virginia Bottomley = I'm an evil Tory bigot

Margaret Thatcher = A charm tart, get her!
Margaret Thatcher = That great charmer
Margaret Hilda Thatcher = High-tech Armada rattler
Margaret Hilda Thatcher = A girl; the arch mad hatter

The Conservative Party = Teacher in vast poverty

Twenty thousand leagues under the sea = Huge water tale stuns. End had you tense.
(E.L. Benfer)

The end of the world is nigh! = Down this hole, frightened!
(Donald L. Holmes)

The best things in life are free = Nail-biting refreshes the feet
(Donald L. Holmes)

"That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." Neil A. Armstrong = A thin man ran; makes a large stride; left planet, pins flag on moon! On to Mars!

Do an angry hit = Tonya Harding

Grace 'n any rink = Nancy Kerrigan