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Acronyms: Make a mnemonic
Type in your key word or phrase, and this tool will create anagrams from them. Whether you’ll like the anagrams, I can’t say. “Ann Wylie” generated “el yawn in” — not a phrase I’ll be using in my next training brochure!
Turn a list into a mnemonic device to help readers remember your key points. Create a meaningful acronym from the first letters of the words in your list with this online anagram server.
Play with words
Gain inspiration from the winners — or play to win yourself.
Neologisms: Coin a word
Find inspiration for coining new words.
Barbara Wallraff’s column in The Atlantic that coins new words at readers’ request.
Barbara Wallraff’s brilliant book on coining words.
Find inspiration for writing your own half-and-half words from the word lover’s guide to new words.