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**** The man who speaks in anagrams (From the 3rd series of Monty Python) **** Transcribed 7/18/87 by Jonathan Partington **** Palin: Hello, good evening and welcome to another edition of Blood, Devastation, Death War and Horror, and later on we'll be meeting a man who *does* gardening. But first on the show we've got a man who speaks entirely in anagrams. Idle: Taht si crreoct. Palin: Do you enjoy it? Idle: I stom certainly od. Revy chum so. Palin: And what's your name? Idle: Hamrag - Hamrag Yatlerot. Palin: Well, Graham, nice to have you on the show. Now, where do you come from? Idle: Bumcreland. Palin: Cumberland? Idle: Stah't it sepricely. Palin: And I believe you're working on an anagram version of Shakespeare? Idle: Sey, sey - taht si crreoct, er - ta the mnemot I'm wroking on "The Mating of the Wersh". Palin: "The Mating of the Wersh"? By William Shakespeare? Idle: Nay, by Malliwi Rapesheake. Palin: And what else? Idle: "Two Netlemeng of Verona", "Twelfth Thing","The Chamrent of Venice".... Palin: Have you done "Hamlet"? Idle: "Thamle". 'Be ot or bot ne ot, tath is the nestquoi.' Palin: And what is your next project? Idle: "Ring Kichard the Thrid". Palin: I'm sorry? Idle: 'A shroe! A shroe! My dingkom for a shroe!' Palin: Ah, Ring Kichard, yes... but surely that's not an anagram, that's a spoonerism. Idle: If you're going to split hairs, I'm going to piss off. (Exit)

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