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  • a name coined for a word or phrase that spells a different word or phrase backwards

    January 25, 2008

  • Also applied to images in electronic watermarks that become different when flipped. Is the plural semordnilap?

    January 25, 2008

  • The plural is emordnilaps just like most other common English words!

    February 1, 2008

  • Is a palindromic emordnilap a palindrome?

    February 1, 2008

  • what's an emordnilapic palindrome?

    February 1, 2008

  • 'pologies, mollusque, for my haste, as it appears there is a semordnilap and the plural of that is semordnilaps. I withdraw my jibe. Until I know better.

    February 1, 2008

  • No problem, gangerh. The term was originally coined as semordnilap, which dates to at latest 1961. By 1985 it was being changed to emordnilap in some contexts (e.g., computer science). A Google search shows that emordnilap is now the more common word.

    February 1, 2008