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    Words which are the same spelt backwards or forwards

    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

    Thanks

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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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    Re: Words which are the same spelt backwards or forwards

    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).
    :)
    So is there a word for words like NOON which are the same upside down and front to back?

    And what about MOW which when rotated 180 degrees still reads MOW?

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    Re: Words which are the same spelt backwards or forwards

    hello

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

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    hello

    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

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    Re: hello

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


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    Re: hello

    Quote Originally Posted by Red5 View Post
    Ron is correct.

    PS - Say: Sorry, but I do not agree with you. :wink:
    The capital letter N is different when upside down from when right side up. Although it's the same under a 180 degree rotation, it is reversed after a vertical reflection.

    Only the capital letters B, C, D, E, H, I, K, O, and X are invariant under reflection (depending on the font). So, words like "DEED", "BIB", and "DID" are the same both upside down and backwards.
    Last edited by green_dog; 20-Jul-2007 at 09:08. Reason: Additional information

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    Re: Words which are the same spelt backwards or forwards

    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

    Thanks
    :D palindrome :D

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