If I were going to create a company about wordplay I would want to call it “Margana”. I like this word so much that I looked it up.

It turns out it’s the name of a genus of moths. It was also the name of a town in the vicinity of ancient Greece. Intriguingly, nobody alive today knows exactly where that town was.

The word has a few other associations as well. For example, Margana Wood was the 2017 Miss America contestant from Houston Texas who was asked to comment on our president’s assertion about the violent white supremacist rally in Charlotteville that there were “very fine people” on both sides of the protest.

She was given at most 20 seconds, and here is what she said:

“The white supremacist issue, it was very obvious that it was a terrorist attack. And I think that President Donald Trump should have made a statement earlier addressing the fact, and making sure all Americans feel safe in this country. That is the number one issue right now.”

Rather brilliant insight, in my opinion. Seems like something everyone can agree on, unless they are white supremacists or white supremacist sympathizers.

But the real reason I want my company about wordplay to be called “Margana” is sort of backward. I like the fact that it’s an anagram.

3 Responses to “Margana”

  1. Andy says:

    Yes. It’s a lot less ungainly than Emordnilap.

  2. admin says:

    I hear emordnilap is very popular in Mynorca.

  3. Andy says:


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