Saturday, July 31, 2010

Hepatic Anagrams

Obviously I have too much time on my hands if I am trying to form anagrams out of words related to the liver, but last week’s inability to come up with an anagram for liver sent me back to the drawing board. Besides, I have a blog to write, so I must come up with something mildly amusing. This week I tried to form anagrams from hepatic and I was successful. I came up with ape itch, tic heap, it cheap, and ice path. OK, so they don’t make sense, although I do like ape itch. Can anyone make a single word anagram out of hepatitic?

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Liver Anagram

An anagram is a word puzzle in which you take a word and rearrange its letters and try to make as many possible new words. For instance, if I take the word live, I can rearrange the letter to form evil, vile, Levi, and veil. Attempting to form anagrams from the word liver, I came up with none. How can this be? Sure an organ with over 500 functions has at least one anagram. Please, someone show me I am wrong by coming up with at least one anagram.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Pate Party

There is new information suggesting that the Donner Party wasn't a huge cannibal feast. I am so relieved to know they weren't eating their dead. I kept thinking about them eating each others’ livers and I’d gross myself out, because I don’t like liver at all. Pate and liverwurst are not delicacies in my world—they are punishment for my taste buds. I just don’t see the point of eating a body part that filters everything; that would be like eating the coffee filter and grounds rather than drinking the java.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Life without a Liver

Sometimes when I think about my liver, my head gets caught up by the word, liver. It never fails to amaze me that I have an organ that describes the very essence of my goal in life, which is to be a liver—firmly rooted in the joy of life. So, I wondered about the root of this word, and looked it up on the Online Etymology Dictionary and found that liver has German routes, probably meaning to "fatten up."

Obviously fattening up the liver is not a good idea, especially since a fatty liver is a serious health problem.  After all, isn’t that what the French do to geese in order to make foie gras? If I fattened my liver, I would cook my own goose.

To help stay in shape, I can’t resist passing on my friend’s advice, “Never eat more than your liver weighs.” Since the liver weighs three pounds, this is easy advice to follow.