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Ananym: A backward-spelled name, used as a pseudonym, code, or word play. Example: Oprah Winfrey's production company, Harpo. For more, visit Michael J. Sheehan's informative site, Wordmall.
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Thank you for getting us all worked up about words. I stopped absorbing new words into my vocabulary a long time ago. Actually, around 4th grade when the word of the day was "somnambulist". I'm once again peppering my conversations with them, including "ananym".
Sincerely, Eirual (aka Laurie)
Hmm, doesn't work quite as well as "Harpo"...
Laurie Clemans |
October 16, 2006 at 10:18 AM
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