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The usual "Working Hard?" greeting can be rearranged to "Hardly Working!" reply.

Is there a name for this process?
In the above statement instead of using "rearranging" can one use "permuting" instead?

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chiasmus

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+1ed it, no idea why somebody would have voted down this. –  Arjang May 14 '11 at 4:12

reshuffling (not only used for decks of cards) ?

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definitely accptable as alternate to permuting. +1ed it too –  Arjang May 14 '11 at 4:14

metathesis

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intrestingly relavent word, although not the answer but thanks for the intrsting word. +1 it too. –  Arjang May 14 '11 at 4:13

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