19 Words You Never Realized Are the Same Backwards and Forwards
You’ll never look at these words the same again.
Everyone has heard of the famous palindrome example of “racecar,” which is spelled the same backwards and forwards. But what if we told you we have 18 more words that you probably never realized are palindromes?
As in relating to a city or a town. (Speaking of, here are 50 of Canada’s quirkiest town names!)
This basically means to treat or worship someone or something like a god.
Whether this is used as a noun, adjective, or verb, it’s pretty self-explanatory. (If we use it as a noun, here are 13 ways to boost your energy level today).
A lemel is a small shaving of metal like gold and silver. This term is typically used in jewelry stores.
If you’re looking to address a woman respectfully, this is the word to use.
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A minim is the measurement used to describe about one drop of liquid.
Murdrum is the crime of killing somebody unknown. This act is very secretive.
Mother, mommy, madre, mami, mama—you get the idea. Here are some quotes about moms that’ll make you want to call yours.
As in the best part of the work/school day: lunchtime! Here are some healthy lunch ideas for the whole family.
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If someone refers you to somebody else, you probably did a great job at something.
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Repapering is the act of applying new wallpaper. (Although you’ll likely be able to repaper on your own, here are 12 DIY projects that are better left to the professionals.)
The word “rotator” speaks for itself. Its job is to rotate and/or to rotate something.
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Gardeners should know what this piece of equipment is. (Check out these gardening secrets that will save you time and money.)
A saga is basically a fancy name for a long story.
This is the plural of an act that is performed by one person.
A tenet is a belief, principle, or opinion.
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As in, “wow” that’s a lot of palindromes.
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Originally published as 19 Words You Never Realized Are the Same Backwards and Forwards on ReadersDigest.com.