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    Cool Words Backwards

    Just had a boredom thought...

    racecar backwards is racecar. Anybody think of any other words when spelt backwards they are the same?

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    "Madam im adam" is one. They're called Palindromes:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palindrome

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    Toot

    (Yes, I looked it up )

    EDIT: Bear got to it a few seconds before me
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    just thought this was neet

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    confusing lol, there's whole sentences that are palindromes, I just can't think of any off the top of my head.
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    That's not very amazing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xcellweb Matt
    Just had a boredom thought...

    racecar backwards is racecar. Anybody think of any other words when spelt backwards they are the same?

    I can't believe I never noticed that

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    Quote Originally Posted by HC-Josh
    confusing lol, there's whole sentences that are palindromes, I just can't think of any off the top of my head.
    I believe the most famous one is, though not a complete sentence: "A man, a plan, a canal, Panama."

    There's also, "As I pee, sir, I see Pisa!"

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    T. Eliot, top bard, notes putrid tang emanating. Is sad. I'd assign it a name: gnat. Dirt upset on drab pot toilet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_pm
    T. Eliot, top bard, notes putrid tang emanating. Is sad. I'd assign it a name: gnat. Dirt upset on drab pot toilet.
    If only it made sense when you read it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koopa
    I can't believe I never noticed that
    Neither, but race car is two words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Palindrome by Dan Hoey, U.S. Navy
    A man, a plan, a caret, a ban, a myriad, a sum, a lac, a liar,
    a hoop, a pint, a catalpa, a gas, an oil, a bird, a yell, a vat,
    a caw, a pax, a wag, a tax, a nay, a ram, a cap, a yam, a gay,
    a tsar, a wall, a car, a luger, a ward, a bin, a woman, a vassal,
    a wolf, a tuna, a nit, a pall, a fret, a watt, a bay, a daub,
    a tan, a cab, a datum, a gall, a hat, a fag, a zap, a say, a jaw,
    a lay, a wet, a gallop, a tug, a trot, a trap, a tram, a torr,
    a caper, a top, a tonk, a toll, a ball, a fair, a sax, a minim,
    a tenor, a bass, a passer, a capital, a rut, an amen, a ted,
    a cabal, a tang, a sun, an ***, a maw, a sag, a jam, a dam, a sub,
    a salt, an axon, a sail, an ad, a wadi, a radian, a room, a rood,
    a rip, a tad, a pariah, a revel, a reel, a reed, a pool, a plug,
    a pin, a peek, a parabola, a dog, a pat, a cud, a nu, a fan, a pal,
    a rum, a nod, an eta, a lag, an eel, a batik, a mug, a mot, a nap,
    a maxim, a mood, a leek, a grub, a gob, a gel, a drab, a citadel,
    a total, a cedar, a tap, a gag, a rat, a manor, a bar, a gal,
    a cola, a pap, a yaw, a tab, a raj, a gab, a nag, a pagan, a bag,
    a jar, a bat, a way, a papa, a local, a gar, a baron, a mat, a rag,
    a gap, a tar, a decal, a tot, a led, a tic, a bard, a leg, a bog,
    a burg, a keel, a doom, a mix, a map, an atom, a gum, a kit,
    a baleen, a gala, a ten, a don, a mural, a pan, a faun, a ducat,
    a pagoda, a lob, a rap, a keep, a nip, a gulp, a loop, a deer,
    a leer, a lever, a hair, a pad, a tapir, a door, a moor, an aid,
    a raid, a wad, an alias, an ox, an atlas, a bus, a madam, a jag,
    a saw, a mass, an anus, a gnat, a lab, a cadet, an em, a natural,
    a tip, a caress, a pass, a baronet, a minimax, a sari, a fall,
    a ballot, a knot, a pot, a rep, a carrot, a mart, a part, a tort,
    a gut, a poll, a gateway, a law, a jay, a sap, a zag, a fat,
    a hall, a gamut, a dab, a can, a tabu, a day, a batt, a waterfall,
    a patina, a nut, a flow, a lass, a van, a mow, a nib, a draw,
    a regular, a call, a war, a stay, a gam, a yap, a cam, a ray,
    an ax, a tag, a wax, a paw, a cat, a valley, a drib, a lion,
    a saga, a plat, a catnip, a pooh, a rail, a calamus, a dairyman,
    a bater, a canal--Panama.
    Apparently Dan Hoey wrote a simple program that utilizes the Unix spelling dictionary to create palindromes. He claims this could have been much longer, but this was good enough for him
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