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    Spelling a word backwards that isn't a palindrome.

    I'm new here and I'm a bit of a writer. I was wondering if a word spelled backward has a name, for the concept I mean. Now, I don't mean a palidrome; the same backwards and forwards.

    For example: Warning into Gninraw

    What is that called? Is there a term for a simple backwards word?

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    Re: Spelling a word backwards that isn't a palindrome.

    I have seen called 'mirror writing' when talking about Leonardo da Vinci's diaries.

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    Re: Spelling a word backwards that isn't a palindrome.

    I have heard of 'backslang' hence yob from boy.

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