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  • (adj.) having the letters in reverse alphabetical order;

    (n.) a word or phrase having the letters in reverse alphabetical order.

    Compare alphaliteral.

    December 9, 2008

  • Is this a mollusque madeupical?

    December 9, 2008

  • Yup. A Google search for "+retroliteral" returns only Wordie (as yet).

    December 9, 2008

  • If retroliteral enters the language and ensnorkelled doesn't, I shall be vexed indeed.

    December 9, 2008

  • Ensnorkelled is already part of the language; it's the title of a poem.

    December 9, 2008

  • Didn't retroliteral just return Wordie on a Google search last time round?

    December 9, 2008

  • I found this hyphenated version via Google on a bilingual (Hebrew-English) music site here:

    "Jimmie Carter and his family just did that leave the Southern Baptist Church a year or two ago because the Southern Baptists are trying to enforce a retro-literal female inferiority in their congregations."

    Here the word seems to refer to an antiquated literal interpretation of the Bible.

    December 9, 2008

  • I could probably be persuaded to join the Retroliteral Campaign Team in return for a free t-shirt. Or a mollusque listing of schadenfreudgeon :-)

    December 9, 2008

  • retromingent marsupials shouldn't stow thrones

    December 9, 2008

  • Hush now, oh ye of the funksome, fetid, festering chook-breath. Lant envy will get you nowhere. I have enough desert here to take a slash any-hoppity-ways I want: backwards, sideways, frontways, bandipoopways, though my favourite is Galways ... ah, those luxuriously moist lands. So verdant.

    December 9, 2008