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Same Forward, Backward and Upside Down

What word is the same written forward, backward and upside down?

NOON. The word needs to be a palindrome and made up of only these letters that look the same upside down:

H I N O S X Z

For instance, SOON doesn’t work, because even though each letter looks the same upside down, it reads NOOS.


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32 Comments on "Same Forward, Backward and Upside Down"


bob says
July 25, 2017 @ 08:30

The answer is NOON. (read the same backwards, as well as upside down)

SOS would work, its not offically an acronym, misconception (save our ship… ) it is the letters morse code (long short long) so it is a word as such.

SWIMS is the same if you flip it upside down as it is up the right way..
HANNAH is a palindrome (same backwards as forwards)
NOON forwards and backwards and (if capitals) upside down as well)
Havivah (read backwards)
minim (read backwards
SOS (upside down and backwards)

A prime example of a front to back Palindrome sentence is

“A man, a plan, a canal: Panama”

“Are we not drawn onward to new era?” another..

but it is very rare to find the upside down palindromes (unless they are designed like the ambigrams) but yes SWIMS and NOON is an upside down palindrome (recalling the word comes from the Greek palin (“again”) and dromos (“way, direction”) so upside down is included.


Birigels says
August 4, 2017 @ 16:49

Words Are Amazing #banange!


Chan bee says
August 21, 2017 @ 07:41

11, 96, 88 does work


Aidan says
November 3, 2017 @ 14:25

Do “Tacocat!” LOL! #BackwardsIsHalarious


9.9 66 says
March 10, 2018 @ 13:12

My date of birth is 9.9.66


Dan says
March 10, 2018 @ 19:23

That’s cool, but it’s not the same backwards. 9.9.66 vs 66.9.9.


[YT]Nuclear Blitz says
May 15, 2018 @ 09:34

How about SWIMS?


Dan says
May 15, 2018 @ 09:35

SWIMS backwards is SMIWS, which is not the same.


Steve Elliott says
May 23, 2018 @ 02:06

Why do people think that rotation through 180deg makes the word upside down?
__ __
|\ | | | | | |\ |
| \| |__| |__| | \|

upside down is
__ __
| /| | | | | | /|
| / | |__| |__| |/ |

The only possible answer in OHO.


John says
May 30, 2018 @ 17:29

The one I thought of first is NON


Jesus says
June 22, 2018 @ 00:05

swimsnoousoltomunwoltosnoouswims is the same upside down

TRUST TRY IT


Dan says
June 22, 2018 @ 08:34

Nice try tricky Jesus…

swimsnoousoltomunwoltosnoouswims upside down


Nope says
July 11, 2018 @ 11:51

Upside down: COOKED


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