Word watchers have been astute enough to discover that the names of many countries of the world may be transposed to form English words, or other names. For instance, they have noted that YEMEN, a small nation in Arabia, upon being rearranged, turns into an ENEMY; that the Norwegian name for Norway - NORGE - may be converted into a NEGRO; and that ancient MEDIA, properly disguised, becomes the mark AIMED at.
Borgmann, Dmitri A.
Word Ways: Vol. 1
, Article 12.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol1/iss2/12