This idea behind this puzzle is to find the most outrageously different anagrams; it's about pairs of anagrams capable of flavouring puzzles as memorable and surprising because the two words are so different.

One of my favourites is _chesty_ and _scythe_. These sound very different:

* two syllables; one syllable

* _c_ and _h_ together to represent the sound /tʃ/, with _t_ representing /t/; _t_ and _h_ together to represent /ð/, with _c_ immediately before _s_ to represent /s/ (or, if you prefer, silent)

* _e_ pronounced; _e_ silent

* _y_ pronounced two different ways

* _y_ as suffix and in the root

* one pair of consecutive consonants (with that term understood as it should be, to denote a non-vocal phoneme); no pairs

* two monophthongs, no diphthong; no monophthongs, one diphthong.

The only letter pronounced the same way in both words is _s_, and even then you could reasonably say that the letter group representing the phoneme /s/ in _scythe_ is _sc_ rather than just _s_.

The words also look very different. The pair is practically a work of art!

The pair _bedroom_ and _boredom_ is quite good, but hardly in the same league. _Conversation_ and _conservation_ is at the other end of the scale.

What other pairs of very different sounding and looking words are anagrams of each other? What nice metric might we use for difference?

And what about triples or larger sets?

(I was caused to think of this question after tackling [@BmyGuest's challenge question]( Add _r_ to _toenail_ and rearrange to get _relation_; _t_ to _senatorial_, _alterations_; or in [@Psybin's answer](, _i_ to _castle_, _elastic_.)