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    A quick question...hoping for an answer..

    What do you call it when a word spelled one way spells a different word when the letters are arranged backwards?

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    I'm not sure there's a term for this. The nearest I got was palindrome

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    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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    Weird words ;-)

    What do you call it when a word spelled one way spells a different word when the letters are arranged backwards?
    Quote Originally Posted by Red5
    I'm not sure there's a term for this. The nearest I got was palindrome

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    Sorry, that's not it. A palindrome is a word spelled the same forwards and backwards. (E.g.: radar)

    There might be a name for the type of word he/she is asking about, but I don't know it either.

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    Here it is: semordnilap. For more, go here: http://www.quinion.com/words/weirdwords/ww-sem1.htm

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    Nice find Ron!
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red5
    Nice find Ron!
    I had help. (Ony at the Dictionary.com Forum.)

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