New York University
Grammasaura Lactate(s) Resin: Anagrammatical Treasures
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The letters comprising the word “conversation” can be rearranged to spell “voices rant on”; the phrase “debit card” shuffles to spell “bad credit”; “statue of liberty” jumbles to spell “built to stay free.” Anagrams of words can reveal insightful, or perhaps coincidental, truths. For me, rearranging, reorganizing, and reversing words have always been favorite pastimes. Since I was young, I have always found myself altering the syntax of sentences and combinations of letters to form new and unintended meanings.
I firmly believe there exists a connection between the fields of mathematics and language. This understanding has always come to me intuitively; yet, every English teacher I’ve ever had has asserted a dislike or even downright loathing for numbers. My math teachers, too, will often justify typos in handouts by saying, “That’s why I’m not an English teacher!” Only my Algebra II teacher in eighth grade, Ms. Steffero, confirmed my theory that the two disciplines can in fact coexist peacefully. I admire her for being an avid, lifelong student of both mathematics and literature.
Whenever I see any word, phrase, or sentence, I immediately search for patterns and hidden meanings in the text. Perhaps there is a higher being that...
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