Darren Richardson

March 24, 2012

Anagrams result when the letters used to spell one word or phrase are rearranged to spell something else, without adding or subtracting any letters.

Sometimes, anagrams reveal strangely relevant combinations. In the case of shooting victim Trayvon Martin, one combination in particular sends a message identical to one that has been resonating all over the world since the tragic death of the Florida teenager and the non-arrest of shooter George Zimmerman became major news. Namely, that young Trayvon Martin will not have died in vain.

When the letters of Trayvon Martin’s name are rearranged, it sends a clear message:


What this might mean to different people is an open question, but if anything good is to come of this senseless violence in Florida, then reflection on the circumstances and factors that played into his death would seem to be in order.

Some would call this a coincidence, and perhaps on one level, that is all it is. But when we take a cursory look at other names and anagrams they produce, it can cause one to stop and wonder.

Other notable anagrams of famous people include:

George Bush = He Bugs Gore

George Walker Bush = Beer keg lush go war

George W. Bush = He grows bogus

William Shakespeare = I’ll make a wise phrase

Chairman Mao = I am on a march

Clint Eastwood = Old West action

Jennifer Aniston = Fine in torn jeans

Curt Flood = Court fold

Margaret Thatcher = The Great Charmer

Milosevic = Cos I’m evil

Marilyn Manson = Manly man no sir

Albert Einstein = Ten elite brains

Babe Ruth = He rub bat

Walter Cronkite = Article network

Albert Schweitzer = Cerebral test whiz

Morgan Freeman = Manager for men

Princess Diana = End in a car spin AND ascend in Paris

Thomas Alva Edison = Aha ions made volts

Ronald Reagan = An oral danger

Ronald Wilson Reagan = A long insane warlord AND no darlings no ERA law


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