BREAKING NEWS: Madonna Has No Idea What An Anagram Is

Posted by The G on March 11, 2012 under GNN | 3 Comments to Read

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I read this quote from Madonna about her new album title MDNA on NME this morning:  “It’s an anagram of my name.  I don’t really think about controversy, I think about irony.”

Here’s the irony.  Madonna doesn’t know what an anagram is!  An anagram is the result of rearranging the letter of a word or phrase to produce a new word or phrase, using all the original letters exactly once.

I point this out solely because Madonna consistently talks in the press to her minions of fans about destroying her ego and in fact, she probably has one of the largest egos on the planet.  If you ever meet her in person when there are no cameras rolling, you’ll see exactly what I’m talking about.  Sure there are worse people out there in the world, but if you reward bad behaviour, you enable it to continue.  If we all talk about how we want to see change in the world, CHANGE STARTS WITH YOU!

And that’s one to grow on!

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  • Gail said,

    I think she meant “Acronym.” An honest mistake. 😀

  • Gail said,

    P.S. Can’t believe I just defended Madonna.

  • Priscilla said,

    Actually, Madonna’s use of the word is correctly. Keeping the context in mind, her use of the word anagram is a reference to religious symbolism. As stated in Encyclopedia Britannica Online(2012) “the transposing of the letters of a word or group of words to produce other words that possess meaning, preferably bearing some logical relation to the original. The construction of anagrams is of great antiquity. Their invention is often ascribed without authority to the Jews, probably because the later Hebrew writers, particularly the Kabbalists, were fond of them, asserting that “secret mysteries are woven in the numbers of letters.” Anagrams were known to the Greeks and Romans, although known Latin examples of words of more than one syllable are nearly all imperfect” (para. 1).

    Encyclopædia Britannica Online. (2012). Anagram.

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