How to Talk Backwards Correctly!

Introduction: How to Talk Backwards Correctly!

About: High school student, not really much else.

One of the first steps to being a proper word geek, talking backwards is another uneeded language that is sometimes useful as a code. Sdrawkcab!

Step 1: Pick Your Word

Start off easy, like "shop" or "cat".

Step 2: Split It Into SOUNDS.

I repeat, SOUNDS. Not letters, nor syllables, SOUNDS. In the case of SHOP, SH(sh)-O(awe)-P(p).CAT, C(k)-A(like the A in THAT)-T(t). Get it? If not, you were probably never destined to be a word geek.

Step 3: REVERSE Them.

I repeat, REVERSE. Like SHOP, P(p)-O(awe)-SH(sh).CAT,T(t)-A(like the A in THAT)-C(k).

Step 4: Recite It.

Shop is now "Posh"(NOT Pohs) and Cat is pronounced "Tak".

Step 5: Things Needed to Continue in Speech...

If you want to have a conversation, you need either... A:Really, Really,Really, Really,Really, Really,Really, Really,....Actually, I would rather continue my Instructable then fill the page with "really's", so I'll just say you need to memorize the dictionary backwards, which I bet even vos Savant can't do(no offense, Marilyn), or B: Quickly think up the world backwards, which is a great deal easier, but still hard. So practice.Practice, practice, practice. Soon you'll be able to think up conversations.Like muah(me). I'll come up with some more steps later, though. For now, !lla ot samtsirhC yrrem yrev A

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    31 Discussions

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    OpheliaW1
    OpheliaW1

    Question 2 years ago on Step 2

    The “I” sound isn’t working backwards for me, it comes out as yah I can’t figure it out

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    Kittenfuud
    Kittenfuud

    Answer 3 months ago

    diphthongs. You move your tongue to say "I" ending up with "eye-ee". When said backwards, this ends up sounding like "y-ah," the length of which depends on what part of the country you're from.

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    CameronL46
    CameronL46

    Answer 2 years ago

    Try saying 'yah' instead of I. The one I'm getting stuck on in the T in two. When I play it backwards it sounds really weird?

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    Kittenfuud
    Kittenfuud

    Reply 3 months ago

    Moi. French for "me." One explanation...

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    keithlkendell
    keithlkendell

    5 months ago

    I'm 45 next week, when I was 18 (ish), I realised I could say any word backwards. Only now have I wondered 'why' and 'how' am I able to do this. I still haven't found an answer. I puzzle folk by giving them a pen and some paper, ask them to think of a word (not telling me their choice) write it normally then write it backwards.
    The result? As soon as you say television, I am able to say noisivelet, without the slightest of hesitation. You say constantinople, I reply IMMEDIATELY with elponitnatsnoc!
    I'd love to know how and why I'm able to do it and unsurprisingly, I've never met anyone else who can do it...

    keithlkendell@gmail.com

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    toy_bonnie
    toy_bonnie

    4 years ago

    dlorw olleh

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    isaiah5000
    isaiah5000

    Reply 7 months ago

    i like it

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    javierbalbas09
    javierbalbas09

    8 months ago

    I can read backward! !drawkcab daer nac I

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    AndyGadget
    AndyGadget

    11 years ago on Introduction

    We left-handers tend to be better at this than right-handers. I can read a sentence backwards with ease. When I was in my teens I did some experimenting with recording backwards speech and then playing it back reversed. I did this on a reel-to-reel tape recorder as this was before the days of digital sound recording. I found you have to modify the pronunciation quite a bit to make it intelligible.

    Left handers are also better at mirror writing - Writing backwards so that the result can be read normally in a mirror. Just strange brains, I suppose.

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    Ihroolleh
    Ihroolleh

    Reply 1 year ago

    I am right handed and can efficiently read backwards or upside down (just saying)

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    HelpisBad
    HelpisBad

    Reply 4 years ago

    Is everybody really this stupid. If your left handed you're left handed you're left handed, if you're right handed you're right handed end of story. Im disappointed with this generation.

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    ArcherE
    ArcherE

    Reply 4 years ago

    Exactly. (Good job reviving an old comment section, lol)

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    GwynX
    GwynX

    Reply 4 years ago

    I just found this page.... and I'm chiming in to revive it again... I'm bored

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    AndyGadget
    AndyGadget

    Reply 4 years ago

    You've posted one somewhat cryptic comment and it's on a 7 year old thread. Strange.

    I'm wondering which generation you're referring to; I think my reference to 'reel to reel tape recorder' gives an indication of the era I grew up in.

    My reference to left-handers being better at mirror writing is from an informal survey of my fellow electronic designers at a place I was working in the 80's, where nearly half of us were left handed writers.

    As for 'end of story', you'll find a lot of variation in what left handed writers actually do left handed. Some would play 'handed' sports (e.g. golf) right handed, some left. Playing a guitar is the same. As for holding a knife and fork, I hold the fork in my left hand as this is my most dexterous* one and wonder why most right handers don't hold it in their right.

    ( * Yes, I know the implications of that ;¬)

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    itsmanofpopsicle
    itsmanofpopsicle

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Really? Then I must be a right-handed freak. I could read backwards, not pronounce it, at the age of 9. Two years ago... ah, the glory days.

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    jessyratfink
    jessyratfink

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Ah, that explains a lot. I've always been good at mirror writing, writing upside down, that whole thing. I can also read backwards. Never tried any vocal stuff, though.