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pooksahib

10th April 2009, 08:55
Hi trevor - remember this exchange?

"Anagram from as it were?" = 'sort of'

when people say "sort of" they can mean "as it were" Also "Anagram from" is a "sort of" the available letters.

Unfortunately, I don't understand your last comment - can you elaborate?

Many thanks
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trevor

10th April 2009, 12:52
Hi pooksahib, I'm not great at explaining stuff, but i'll give it a stab.

The phrase - as it were. wiktionary gives this definition;
"used to indicate that a word or statement is perhaps not exact though practically right."
ie.so to speak,kind of,or sort of.


When faced with an anagram, you need to sort out the available letters into a different order. So an "Anagram from" is a sort, of the letters you have.

I hope this helps, maybe somebody else can explain better than I can.
Regards, trevor.

p.s. What does FAO stand for?
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big dave

10th April 2009, 13:01
For the Attention Of - I guess it worked anyway!!
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trevor

10th April 2009, 13:06
ha-ha. Thanks Big Dave.
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trevor

10th April 2009, 20:31
I still confuse myself.
"Anagram from as it were?"
can be split into two distinct and completely unrelated(also,in this case,non cryptic)clues.
clue 1) Anagram from.
clue 2) as it were.
both clues yield the same answer but when spliced together still seem to make some sort of sense, which is just diversionary.
Help me out here Big Dave,campanilla, all the Jim's etc ???
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terry

10th April 2009, 20:55
How about,
anagram = sort. (sort out letters).
from = of.
as it were = sort of.
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jimb

10th April 2009, 21:22
How about

"Anagram" = sort of

"As it were" = sort of

Therefore you get "Anagram" from "as it were"

Make (more) sense??

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campanilla

10th April 2009, 21:51
How about.....it could possibly, maybe, sort of, roughly, as it were be an anagram from as it were? I'm going to print out this page and keep it for posterity, sort of. Never heard so much pannikin, but I think you got there in the end, as it were....
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trevor

10th April 2009, 22:33
thanks all (I think)
wait with bated breath for pooksahib to reply
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jimb

10th April 2009, 22:33
Campanilla

I theenk I lurve you

Mwah, mwah

JeemBee
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