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And I procrastinated to work on this?

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 8:36 pm

And I’ve finished the anagrammed MARTA map. Enjoy… I think some of these anagrams are really funny. Click on the thumbnail below to view full-size.

[Anagrammed MARTA Map: Thumbnail]

(I can only hope that MARTA is more lenient about fair use rights than the London Underground, who forced someone to pull a similar parody down…)

(Here’s the real version of MARTA’s map, for reference’s and comparison’s sake.)

In the interest of accessibility, a full list of anagrammed station names follows, each listed with its real-world equivalent.

Hub: Vine of Spit (Five Points)

Heron Lint: (North Line)
Retrace the Pence (Peachtree Center)
Vice Centric (Civic Center)
Unearth Oven (North Avenue)
Two Mind (Midtown)
Terran Sect (Arts Center)
Drenching Treble (Lindbergh Center)
Duke Bach (Buckhead)
Decent Miracle (Medical Center)
You’d Down (Dunwoody)
Spy Sans Grind (Sandy Springs)
Ron’s Nth Grips (North Springs)

Transient Hole: (Northeast Line)
On Lex (Lenox)
Pothole Saviour / Everything Broken (Brookhaven / Oglethorpe University)
Bleach Me (Chamblee)
Valid Lore (Doraville)

Ale Stein: (East Line)
Tiger Toe Saga (Georgia State)
Kremlin Amigo (King Memorial)
Stormy Napkin / Landowner (Inman Park / Reynoldstown)
Arcade / Knowledge Drop (Edgewood / Candler Park)
Steak Ale (East Lake)
Rude Cat (Decatur)
Naval Ode (Avondale)
Sonnet King (Kensington)
Acid Reek Inn (Indian Creek)

Lesion Hut: (South Line)
Rag Tent (Garnett)
Sew Dent (West End)
Antacid Yolk (Oakland City)
Workshop / Moan Deflector (Lakewood / Fort McPherson)
Piano Test (East Point)
Allegro Peck (College Park)
Rio Trap (Airport)

Isle Newt: (West Line)
Pain / Screwed / Recent Champ / Cling On (Dome / GWCC / Philips Arena / CNN Center)
Tiny Vice (Vine City)
Shaby (Ashby) [yes, I know, it’s misspelled, but it was either that or By Ash…]
Elk Sweat (West Lake)
Hostile Lemon Ham (Hamilton E. Holmes)

Electric Nero Pork: (Proctor Creek Line)
Hand Bake (Bankhead)


  1. Anagram transit maps for Manhattan, Oslo, Boston and Atlanta!…

    Lots of terrific anagram transit maps! Altanta anagram map: Olso anagram map: Boston Orange Line Anagram Map: New York “1” Line Anagram station-names: 27 97 68 69 130 101 611 521 371 451 751 861 811 911 Damn Tyck Trees. (Thanks, Cody, Martin, Analog…

    Trackback by Boing Boing — 24-Feb-2006 @ 2:51 am

  2. Awesome anagrams! I had no idea you could make such words out of MARTA names.

    Comment by namorama — 24-Feb-2006 @ 3:18 am

  3. Curses. It appears that you posted your anagram-remix of MARTA mere hours before my own. See?

    Still, I’m quite impressed with the similarities, some right down to the letter. After all, when you have the opportunity to use “Antacid Yolk,” you just have to do it.

    Comment by Thomas — 24-Feb-2006 @ 8:10 am

  4. […] Update: I’m not alone. An Athenian named Cody took up the challenge as well. As one might expect and knowing the Boggle-esque limitations of the project, we both picked the same names for several stations: Two Mind, Centric Vice, Rag Tent, Steak Ale, Tiny Vice, Piano Test and Naval Ode. […]

    Pingback by GRABBINGSAND » Blog Archive » It’s Not MARTA — 24-Feb-2006 @ 8:19 am

  5. er… pretty funny, but “Vine of Spit” isn’t a true anagram for Five Points (where’s the F?)… how about “Pit of Vines” instead ?

    Comment by Adam Arrowood — 24-Feb-2006 @ 9:25 am

  6. Fun with Anagrams…

    Directed by a comment, I came across to anagrammed maps of the MARTA rail map. Since they provide far better background on why this was done than I can, I’ll just link to them. Letters to the World – “And……

    Trackback by Metroblogging Atlanta — 24-Feb-2006 @ 9:26 am

  7. doh!… I gotta drink more coffee in the morning.

    Comment by Adam Arrowood — 24-Feb-2006 @ 9:36 am

  8. Adam: It’s just like the old ‘count the F’s in this sentence’ trick… it’s way too easy to skip over ‘of’. Don’t feel bad; I have those moments all too frequently as well. 🙂

    Comment by codeman38 — 24-Feb-2006 @ 10:01 am

  9. Rude Cat was closest, but I generally used Naval Ode. Funny stuff, this.

    Comment by paul — 24-Feb-2006 @ 10:59 am

  10. […] Letters to the World » And I procrastinated to work on this?: And I’ve finished the anagrammed MARTA map. […]

    Pingback by a crank’s progress » anagrammatical maps — 24-Feb-2006 @ 11:05 am

  11. This is a great map. Lots of fun for a former Atlanta resident (just a mile from the Rude Cat station).

    Comment by Chuck — 24-Feb-2006 @ 12:27 pm

  12. Hey, thanks for letting me know about this. I posted the link on my blog.

    Comment by Dara — 24-Feb-2006 @ 7:01 pm

  13. Anagram MARTA map…

    Doug, this anagram MARTA map is for you – he loves both maps and words. (Click to enlarge.) Via BoingBoing, which has more here, here, here, here and here…….

    Trackback by aTypical Joe: A gay New Yorker living in the rural south. — 24-Feb-2006 @ 7:25 pm

  14. Tyler’s Lasagna Map!…

    sound transitOver on BoingBoing this week people have been sending in their anagrammed versions of transit maps. For example, here’s the Tube in London. And here’s Atlanta’s MARTA. Unfortunately, no one has done one for Seattle, mostly because we do…

    Trackback by Metroblogging Seattle — 25-Feb-2006 @ 4:38 pm

  15. Slimy Red Strata…

    I realize that there are tons (in fact, metric tonnes) of anagram maps already; however, there are none for my own fair city. So, without further ado, the anagrammed Dallas Area Rapid Transit map:…

    Trackback by Welcome Class of 1883 — 25-Feb-2006 @ 9:01 pm

  16. I killed a Saturday morn on this too.

    Here’s my AM RAT map:

    Comment by Chumley — 26-Feb-2006 @ 5:59 pm

  17. […] Having recently moved to Atlanta, it was great to see that three people completed anagrammed maps of MARTA. The first one (and in my mind the best) was posted by an Athens resident at 8:36 pm of February 23. The second one appeared less than 2.5 hours later. And a third one showed up three days later. There were similarities between the maps’ station names, but enough differences overall to make them unique reads. On the first two, for example, I live three blocks from “Piano Test,” but on the third I would go to “I Sent A Pot” to hop the train. And while the hub is “Fine Pivots” on maps two and three, the first map lists it as “Vine Of Spit”–much to the chagrin of Central Atlanta Progress, I’m sure. […]

    Pingback by texturl: the website of Brandon Barr — 05-Mar-2006 @ 9:21 am

  18. […] I’m amused because I made the map months ago, in the midst of all of the hub-bub about the original anagram map of London’s transit system. London didn’t take kindly to the joke and censored it. In response, anagram maps of other systems worldwide started to sprout along the information highway. I figured that Atlanta was an eventual subject of such an endeavour, so I took it upon myself to put MARTA through the anagrammatical ringer. But I wasn’t quick enough, it seems, as BoingBoing — the site that quickly became the aggregator of all such maps — picked up Zone38’s rendition instead. […]

    Pingback by GRABBINGSAND: LOAD “*”,8,1 and press RETURN. » Blog Archive » Its Not MARTA, Nor Mine Neither — 25-May-2006 @ 12:38 am

  19. Hi.
    Good design, who make it?

    Comment by naisioxerloro — 28-Nov-2007 @ 11:20 am

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