Sunday, February 26, 2006


Coincidence – I think not. Some of these anagrams are amazing.

Thomas Kyte
They AskTom



Blogger Hae-Kwang said....

Wow! That's amazing. I wonder if they had an anagrams generator, or if someone actually sat around for hours rearranging the letters, etc. Such simplicity, yet complicated enough to make one wonder.
Was wondering if you tried out the anagram thing with your name??

Sun Feb 26, 12:05:00 PM EST  

Blogger Thomas Kyte said....

The anagram generator came up with



Sun Feb 26, 12:21:00 PM EST  

Blogger Hae-Kwang said....

That's, for a lack of a better phrase, like, totally cool! And amazing! How was the trip to Orlando, sir?

Sun Feb 26, 01:15:00 PM EST  

Blogger Thomas Kyte said....

Actually, it would read better as simply:

They asktom :)

I'm going to update the main page with that. That is funny.

Orlando was very much a "hit and run". Landed at 5pm one night and took off by 2pm the next afternoon...

Sun Feb 26, 01:28:00 PM EST  

Blogger Hae-Kwang said....

That's pretty amazing. I stumbled upon a website a few years back and had fun with it for a short while until I realized things weren't making too much sense. But this one is definitely unique! On an Oracle-related note, I was wondering if you wouldn't mind, and if it isn't too much, providing a list of newbie material for Oracle SQL, etc. A mentor of mine said I might be a good data analyst using SQL (I do a little of that at my current job but skills are lacking), and wanted to ask if you could provide any resources, etc. I've checked out the links posted at your blog and the site but a lot of them seem to be DBA-oriented or admin-related. As much educational and fun as they are to read, I am still searching for a how-to for my personal objective. Any advice and suggestions will be tremendously appreciated and helpful. Whenever you have the time though, as I willc ontinue to google around and check out books at the local bookstores, etc.

Sun Feb 26, 01:46:00 PM EST  

Blogger Thomas Kyte said....

has a short article I just wrote about "beginning" and getting information.

Sure, the person asking was a DBA, but it really doesn't matter - the resources are very similar and I speak to both.

Sun Feb 26, 02:38:00 PM EST  

Blogger Hae-Kwang said....

Just noticed a typo in the previous comment I left. Oops! "... willc ontinue to ..." should've been "... will continue to ...". Anyhow, regarding the Oracle Database Concepts, I tried googling it and I ended up at Is it supposed to be a link within the website, or a book? (Based on the title it sounds like it'll cover the fundamentals about the topic I'm interested in as well, so thank you for recommending it!) Can you pinpoint to exactly where this resource is though? Sorry ... when it comes to Oracle, without the experts, I'm lost.

Sun Feb 26, 03:52:00 PM EST  

Blogger Howard J. Rogers said....

I'm not sure if my ones are amazing or not.

"Howard Rogers, Oracle DBA" turns into "cardboard haloes regrow", which seems fair enough; or "adorable grows hardcore", which is probably something I should keep quiet about!

Sun Feb 26, 08:24:00 PM EST  

Anonymous Sam said....

Your name is a good source for anagrams Tom !

This one is funny too :


but ok it has nothing to do with your job (humm..can Oracle be considered as a Toy ? )

Mon Feb 27, 06:08:00 AM EST  

Anonymous joao said....


You should put the following ("adorable grows hardcore")on T-shirts and pass them out at your classes when students answer questions correctly.

Mon Feb 27, 01:34:00 PM EST  

Anonymous Anonymous said....

Here's another funny one with Thomas Kyte:


An anagram for my french name came up with JOIN MY CRADLE!


Tue Feb 28, 07:31:00 AM EST  

Anonymous Anonymous said....

Trip to Orlando :-)

That's close to me!

When are you coming back to Central FL Tom?

Tue Feb 28, 11:19:00 AM EST  

Anonymous Rob H said....

Here is an article about the book "The Da Vinci Code" where a main characters name was an anagram of 2 authors of a book that was used as a source.

The authors are now filing a lawsuit against Brown for plagerism.

Tue Feb 28, 11:47:00 AM EST  

Blogger AC said....

There is a very good online anagrammer and word builder which is a must see for anybody interested in anagrams, scrabble, literati or other word games. Check it out at

Thu Jun 29, 12:21:00 PM EDT  


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