Thursday, May 19, 2011

Anagram Movies: A Lateral Thinking Exercise

"Critical Thinking" is the process by which we look for errors and find answers. Essentially, we use rules and judge their usage to solve an issue.

"Lateral Thinking" is a different process. In this type of thinking we find solutions by reworking the rules to use creativity to get answers. Research says that lateral thinkers are better problem solvers.

Below you'll find movies that have their original titles, but the letters have been moved around to create new words. These anagram movies are not only funny, they're an example of lateral thinking. So play around with the title of a movie and give it a new title. But, please, keep 'em G rated!


dawn said...

lol, that's too funny....especially the 1st one! I put my full name into an anagram generator thing once and omg, what popped out was absolutley hilarious. I'll have to try to find that again on the internet as I remember getting quite a kick out of it.

Sarebear said...

This is funny! that anagram generator sounds neat too.

Dr. Deb said...

I have a few of my own:

"Die Hard" = Dad Hire

"Mary Poppins" = Roman Pip Spy

"The Hangover": Rave Then Hog

Xmichra said...

I have done this before as a language arts excersize :) It was some time ago now, so I can't recall what we all came up with, but i remember it being quite funny.

I also like the gibberish solving of titles (Like hooray gory cattle blue ya is glory glory alleluia )those make me crack up when spoken :)