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    What is it called when you can take a word and spell it foward and backward and it's still the same word? Like... bob

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    That would be a palindromic word, like noon, which is not only the same spelled forwards as backwards, but also is the same upside down (when spelled in all caps).

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    That would be a palindromic word, like noon, which is not only the same spelled forwards as backwards, but also is the same upside down (when spelled in all caps).

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    sorry but i am not agree with you

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    Quote Originally Posted by croaker78
    sorry but i am not agree with you
    Ron is correct.

    PS - Say: Sorry, but I do not agree with you. :wink:
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    Quote Originally Posted by kate
    What is it called when you can take a word and spell it foward and backward and it's still the same word? Like... bob

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    :D palindrome :D

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    A palindrome for overworked restaurant staff:

    Stressed- no tips- spit on desserts


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    Quote Originally Posted by croaker78
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    That would be a palindromic word, like noon, which is not only the same spelled forwards as backwards, but also is the same upside down (when spelled in all caps).

    :)
    sorry but i am not agree with you
    A palindrome is a word (or phrase) that is spelled the same forwards as backwards. (Check the glossary.) The original poster gave bob as an example. Spell bob backwards and you get bob. The example given in the glossary is madam. A well-known palindromic phrase is Madam, I'm Adam. (Punctuation and capitalization is ignored.)

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    (Say: "Sorry, but I do not agree with you.")

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    • The word palindrome is derived from the Greek palíndromos, meaning running back again (palín = AGAIN + drom–, drameîn = RUN). A palindrome is a word or phrase which reads the same in both directions. Some simple examples are:

      RACECAR
      DEED
      LEVEL
      PIP
      ROTOR
      CIVIC
      POP
      MADAM
      EYE
      NUN
      RADAR
      TOOT

      Words like LIVE and STRAW (which read EVIL and WARTS backwards) are not themselves palindromes but the "phrases" LIVE EVIL and STRAW WARTS are. A palindrome is not necessarily a single word.
      http://www.fun-with-words.com/palin_explain.html

    Lists of palindromes:
    http://www.palindromelist.com/
    http://www.derf.net/palindromes/old.palindrome.html
    http://www.bonus.com/bonus/card/palindrome.html
    http://www.fun-with-words.com/palin_example.html
    http://thinks.com/words/palindromes.htm
    http://puzzles.about.com/cs/palindromes/
    http://www.fun-with-words.com/palin_explain.html
    http://dir.yahoo.com/Social_Science/...y/Palindromes/
    http://home.earthlink.net/~jesmith/Palindrome.html
    http://complex.gmu.edu/neural/person...lindromes.html
    http://www.ibiblio.org/bgreek/archives/96-11/0148.html
    http://bach.dynet.com/palin/

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    The world's longest palindrome:
    http://www.norvig.com/palindrome.html

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