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Sabriel Saraneth

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Re: anagrams in HP books
« Reply #30 on: August 25, 2004, 03:00:42 PM »

Here's a page that lists a few HP anagrams http://www.anagramgenius.com/archive/harryp.html ...While the anagrams there are entertaining and/or interesting, I would have to agree that most are pretty much nonsense. Granted, there are a few that seem relevent, but I'm more on the coincidence side or that argument.
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Re: anagrams in HP books
« Reply #31 on: August 25, 2004, 03:17:38 PM »

Both very good anagram finders.  But not the one I had in mind.

Madeline, I'll PM you with the one I was talking about.
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Re: anagrams in HP books
« Reply #32 on: August 25, 2004, 08:01:36 PM »

10 points to Morrin and Sabriel for the links!
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Re: anagrams in HP books
« Reply #33 on: October 15, 2004, 11:49:11 AM »

Maybe I'm joining this discussion a bit late, but I hope that's okay? Anyway, I'm with those of you who said that there's only so far you can take the anagram thing. Like, if you really wanted to find anagrams, I guess you could take almost any sentence and find something. A few of the anagrams that have been mentioned so far also doesn't "count", because they aren't grammatically correct - the "Dumbledore goes in jar" one for example, because I would want an "a" in front of the "jar" to form a better sentence. But maybe that's just me being too picky?

As for the Snape/Evans thing, I think JKR wrote on her website that there is nothing interesting about the name Evans - it's just a normal, common name.
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Re: anagrams in HP books
« Reply #34 on: October 17, 2004, 12:41:38 AM »

Actually, "jar" is slang for "prison" in some places, but I think usually there's a "the," as in, "He was sent to the jar." But it's not as common as some other variations, like slammer or stir, so I'm not positive on that.
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Re: anagrams in HP books
« Reply #35 on: November 08, 2004, 06:10:39 AM »

In Britain, at least according to my grammar book, there generally is not when referring to jail, hospital, and a few other things.  It's "in jail," "in hospital," etc.  So maybe leaving out the 'a' was a clue on her part to help us realize that the word 'jar' was being used as a reference to jail.  Or maybe we're all just crazy.  Either way, this is fun. 
*Goes off to find more anagrams*
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Re: anagrams in HP books
« Reply #36 on: November 08, 2004, 06:48:47 AM »

I like the crazy idea. :) If she'd just publish the rest of the books already, we could find out if we're off our rockers or actually just really perceptive. (I vote for the rocker.) :)
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Re: anagrams in HP books
« Reply #37 on: November 08, 2004, 06:21:07 PM »

You know, i read in my psych book that humans seek patterns, even where there are none.  I have to vote with Ping on this one.  While it's amusing, and sometimes a little perverted, to find anagrams, I don't think that JKR planned any beyond the You-Know-Who Classic.
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Re: anagrams in HP books
« Reply #38 on: November 08, 2004, 08:03:03 PM »

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