Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0001117, Wed, 1 May 1996 09:18:05 -0700

Anagrams (fwd)
Let's remember that "anagram machines" like the one played with by Bill
Cadbury have a "dictionary" built in, such that takine a name like
Anna Livia Plurabelle will only give anagrammatical metamorphposes
consisting a words from that dictionary. Thus they cannot mix two
languages (or more), so we can't have bilingual word play. Nor can we
permute one name to another, as did Vladimir Nabokov with "Vivian
Darkbloom" -- proving finally that humans can do lots of fun things
that automata cannot.

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J. A. Rea jarea@ukcc.uky.edu