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    yeah i got here late but it was very fun.

    just a note.. those were technically not palindromes. palindromes spell the SAME word when reversed, not another word. the most official term i've heard for these words is "semordnilap" ("palindromes" backwards). so palindromes spell the same word (ie. racecar) and semordnilaps spell another word (ie. stop/pots)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crunchy View Post
    yeah i got here late but it was very fun.

    just a note.. those were technically not palindromes. palindromes spell the SAME word when reversed, not another word. the most official term i've heard for these words is "semordnilap" ("palindromes" backwards). so palindromes spell the same word (ie. racecar) and semordnilaps spell another word (ie. stop/pots)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crunchy View Post
    yeah i got here late but it was very fun.

    just a note.. those were technically not palindromes. palindromes spell the SAME word when reversed, not another word. the most official term i've heard for these words is "semordnilap" ("palindromes" backwards). so palindromes spell the same word (ie. racecar) and semordnilaps spell another word (ie. stop/pots)
    I could be mistaken but I thought I heard that those still count as palindromes....


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    Well, according to the web dictionaries

    Definitions of palindrome on the Web:

    * a word or phrase that reads the same backward as forward
    wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn

    * A palindrome is a word, phrase, number or other sequence of units that can be read the same way in either direction (the adjustment of punctuation ...
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palindrome

    So technically, number one is the ONLY palindrome in the group.

    The rest are just words that make other words when reversed.

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    Call them... cat balls then... just keep 'em coming!!!
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    I will post more, I promise. But this week has been hell week at work and school. Soon though!

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