Poll: A word like 'madam' that is the same backwards is called...

A word like 'madam' that is the same backwards is called...

an oxymoron
a contranym
a palindrome
a heteronym

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  • Added: December 2003

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JT

What's a heteronym?

grahamcurrie

I like heteronyms. Words that are spelled the same way but have different meanings and pronunciations.
eg. bow, polish,unionised

asd

heh knew that when i was 11 :D

rakesh

Plz send the this type of words

EW

"Madam" is nothing: check out Jon Agee's book "Go Hang a Salami, I'm a Lasagna Hog!"

kimmikoto

Ew, how in the world is, go hang a salami, funny?

Llama

kimmikoto, why don't you try reading the name of the book backwards

rika

how is spelling the name backwards any funny?

john

ok what is correct palindrome -- Sarah or saras i presume

Pham

Check YouTube for "Bob - Weird Al Yankovic"
That'll blow your face full of palindromes ;D

Russ

Rotavator. That's the longest palindrome I know

Jax

Biochemists know this one. Restriction Enzymes anyone ;)

jasmine

well some palidromes i know of are: radar, civic, madam, dad, mum, rotavator etc
Hop that helps

dave

check out "demetri martin, if i" "if i" is his show and obviously its a palindrome but its the best 45 mins of a comedy show i have ever seen.

samir

Ple tell me meaning of oxymoron ,
contranym , palindrome ,heteronym

leilani regaspi

"Step on no pets" oh yeah. its palindrome. (^^^^)

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