Thursday, December 11, 2008

A Stan is an anagram of Santa

I dreamed last night that I was in court presiding as a Magistrate. The accused, a Mr. Santa Claus, had been accused of breaking into houses. An aggravating factor was that he did so while they were occupied at night. Given that he brought a large sack, he was obviously also "going equipped" for theft.

Mr Claus didn't take anything of value, but he did consume an awful lot of sherry that would obviously have put him well over the drink-drive limit. Given that he also drove around the world in a single night, it seems irrefutable that he comfortably exceeded the national speed limit of 70 mph even in 30 mph zones in built-up areas.

Mr Claus did not attend court and I was happy to sign a warrant for his arrest. Bail would seem to be unlikely, given that he is very likely to abscond back to his home address in a place which does not have an extradition treaty with the UK.

The accused is due to visit the UK this month and I hope the police will be vigilant and I look forward to dealing with this miscreant in due course.

Ho ho ho indeed.


Darryl said...

An anagram (Greek anagramma 'letters written anew', passive participle of ana- 'again' + gramma 'letter') is a type of word play, the result of rearranging the letters of a word or phrase to produce a new word or phrase, using all the original letters exactly once.

Santa is therefore not an anagram of Stan.

I would have hoped that your legal advisor would have corrected this error to avoid offering the defendant an opportunity to escape trial on a technicality.

Frau Hertwig said...

Very drole dream. If you are only dreaming of elder males in rather strange dress I would be:
a) seriously worried about your state of mental health
b) asking Mrs. Stan to give you a bit of slap and tickle now and again!

Stan said...

Actually there wasn't a legal advisor in court - just me at the front in my pyjamas

Mart said...

and 'santa' is indeed an anagram of 'a stan' ... i think that is what you said stan?