Sunday, June 08, 2008

Personally, in the many branches of what are now conveniently refered to as 'ambigrams', we prefer the awkward-sounding 'symbiotogram'. This is the type where a word/phrase rotates into a different word/phrase. Other than its usage to highlight the concept of opposites, symbiotograms are also popularly used to combine two names - husband's-wife's being a good example - and as gifts for anniversaries, birthdays and/or as designs for a wedding invitation card.
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What we love about symbiotograms is their ease in hiding a hidden meaning, especially when the hidden idea has a somewhat ironic or witty 'punchline' when juxtaposed with the first word/ phrase.
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Some examples are our own 'world peace' rotating into 'a dead dream' and 'george w. bush' rotating into 'American jerk'.
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For this post, inspired by NastyBasty's style, is the word 'nightmare' - a frightening dream - rotating into its opposite, the most blissful of dreams... (?)

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