The Same Forward, Backwards or Upside Down

What word can be written forward, backward or upside down while still remaining the same word?


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51 Comments on "The Same Forward, Backwards or Upside Down"

Lindsey says
February 15, 2017 @ 21:33

Swims backwards is…..

Jerry says
May 30, 2017 @ 13:53

If it is noon the “n” would be a “u”… Wouldn’t it? uoou.

Dan says
May 31, 2017 @ 13:48

@Jerry Good question. That’s why the answer has it in all capital letters, NOON, because capital N is the same upside down.

Ron says
June 13, 2017 @ 08:08

NOON is still wrong because upside down ‘N’ would be ‘I/I’

Dan says
June 13, 2017 @ 10:24

Nope. All you have to do is flip your head or screen around to see you’re wrong.

Suzanne says
December 20, 2017 @ 18:54

I was looking to find a word or a phrase that could be read whether it’s forward, backward, sideways or upside down and nothing happened!? If you could email a bunch of words, phrases etc that would be greatly appreciated!

Lilly says
May 6, 2018 @ 12:14

Heaven backwards is the name nevaeh.

Don H says
November 28, 2018 @ 21:19

Why doesn’t ( I ) qualify as well as NOON

sam says
January 1, 2019 @ 08:16

racecar spelt backwards is racecar

Dan says
January 1, 2019 @ 13:57

There are plenty of palindromes, but not nearly as many are the same upside down.

Gary browning says
January 17, 2019 @ 18:08

Do nine men interpret nine men I nod

Hi says
March 18, 2019 @ 20:00

suns would work??

Dan says
March 19, 2019 @ 09:00

suns backwards is snus. All qualifying words have to be palindromes.

Mailee Peters says
March 27, 2019 @ 20:41

racecar and redder are both ones that can be flipped backwards and are the same word with no capitals

Dan says
March 28, 2019 @ 09:12

But neither are the same upside down.

Jarod says
May 2, 2019 @ 21:52


(Russian: пуд, tr. pud, IPA: [put]), is a unit of mass equal to 40 funt (фунт, Russian pound). Plural: pudi or pudy. Since 1899 It is approximately set to 16.38 kilograms (36.11 pounds). … For example, a 24 kg kettlebell is commonly referred to as “one-and-half pood kettlebell” (polutorapudovaya girya).

Dan says
May 3, 2019 @ 09:09

pood is doop backwards.

Alexis says
May 14, 2019 @ 20:20

Tacocat spelled backwards is Tacocat :)

Lesly says
June 24, 2019 @ 22:04

The riddle is a palindrome it is eight letters and the letters used. S O S O V W J C M F L J I R

Amity says
July 2, 2019 @ 02:55

God is dog backwards so god is everywhere

toot says
August 22, 2019 @ 14:28

toot toot

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