Staring at my tube of toothpaste the other morning, I noticed the word GINGIVITIS. It occurred to me that this was an anagram of IS IT GIVING. Having nothing better to do while brushing my teeth, I started pondering the significance of sentences that may be broken down into components which are anagrams of each other, like "Is it giving ! gingivitis?" and "The potato's ! short a poet, ! past the too-!hot-to-paste ! toothpaste." By the time I had finished brushing, the basic of the game of Senescent Sentences had been formulated.
"Senescent Sentences: Ten Scenes,"
Word Ways: Vol. 28
, Article 10.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol28/iss4/10