Transposals of the US statenames have received considerable attention in previous editions of Word Ways. Familiar transposals include NOMINATES (MINNESOTA), NOWANIGHTS (WASHINGTON) and TAXES (TEXAS).
"Town-and-State Name Transposals,"
Word Ways: Vol. 41
, Article 28.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol41/iss3/28