Words that are spelled the same backwards and forwards
Posted 04 March 2012 - 01:37 PM
Palindromes are the opposite of semordnilaps, a concept possibly created by author Lewis Carroll of Alice and Wonderland fame. Semordnilap is palindrome in reverse. Semordnilaps are words that when spelled backward form an entirely different word, also in the English lexicon. For instance, stressed when spelled backward becomes desserts. Stressed and desserts are considered to be the longest semordnilaps in the English language.
Posted 04 March 2012 - 03:04 PM
Posted 04 March 2012 - 03:55 PM
Posted 05 March 2012 - 07:51 PM
"Go hang a salami, I'm a lasagna hog."
Doesn't make a lot of sense, but it's fun to say. :-D
In full sentences, only the letters count for making palindromes; it's ok if spaces and punctuation marks fall in different spots when you spell it backwards or forwards.
Posted 13 March 2012 - 11:26 AM
Mom and Bob drove a Honda civic, driving it like a racecar.
I really like that one! Excellent example in a full sentence.
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