Word Notes 8.18.20
Ep 11 | 8.18.20

anagram (noun)


Rick Howard: The word is anagram.

Rick Howard: Example: as in "A MAN RAG." Get it?

Rick Howard: Definition: a word, phrase or sentence formed from another by rearranging its letters.

Rick Howard: Example sentence: Cracking a columnar transposition cipher by hand involves looking for anagrams.

Rick Howard: In the Robert Redford and Sidney Poitier hacker movie "Sneakers," they debuted in 1992, the director uses anagrams extensively to show some kind of encryption decryption mechanism at work, especially in the title sequence. In one scene, Bishop, played by Redford and Liz, played by Mary McDonnell of Battlestar Galactica fame, uses Scrabble pieces to decipher the true meaning of the evil company's name where Redford's team of penetration testers stole the universal encryption machine from. They turn the phrase "Setec astronomy" into "too many secrets."