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!

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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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    AndyGadget

    10 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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    IhroollehAndyGadget

    Reply 3 months ago

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

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    HelpisBadAndyGadget

    Reply 3 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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    ArcherEHelpisBad

    Reply 3 years ago

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

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    GwynXArcherE

    Reply 2 years ago

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

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    AndyGadgetHelpisBad

    Reply 3 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 ;¬)

    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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    jessyratfinkAndyGadget

    Reply 10 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.

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    OpheliaW1

    Question 1 year 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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    CameronL46OpheliaW1

    Answer 9 months 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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    toy_bonnie

    3 years ago

    now I'm able to talk backwards

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    mollyzac

    3 years ago

    I can talk backwrd correctly.so what is the advantage?

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    Bill Cipher

    3 years ago

    it didn't work for me :(

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    mrmath

    10 years ago on Introduction

    I knew a guy at summer camp (Rowe) when I was a kid that could do this without thinking about it. He was amazing. Just didn't reverse certain sounds that couldn't be reversed, like the ch sound. Can't remember his name, but I do know that isn't with us anymore. :(

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