Saturday, 23 January 2010

A Reverse Palindrome


This video is too good not to share with you. It is a reverse palindrome (if there is such a thing). It reads the same backwards as forwards but the meaning is the exact opposite.

Make sure you listen to all of it. It's brilliant. The video was submitted to a competition by a 20-year-old and won 2nd place. So simple but so effective.


Thanks to the Filthy Engineer

19 comments:

muddypaws said...

Well that kicked my tendency to cynicism into touch.

Mr. Mxyzptlk said...

apropos-

"Don't take Niko's comment to heart OR, they're best taken with a dram of a comforting malt."

Would you deprive me of one of the few little pleasures in my life........

Baiting Oldrightie....

scunnert said...

Comforting.

Fitaloon said...

Excellent Video, So simplw

Witterings From Witney said...

Nice one SR - as usual have 'nicked', with acks

Edgar said...

Thank you for that, SR. It is one of the cleverest constructions I have seen. From hints here and there, I guess that our ages are not too different. Wouldn't it be marvellous if, a few decades down the line, we saw such a philosophy widespread through the youth of that time? It could erase an entire lifetime of accumulated despondency.

Hope springs eternal ... they say.

Strathturret said...

Yes very clever.

Richard said...

A very clever political ad for elections in Argentina is at

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFz5jbUfJbk

If Gordon, Dave and wee Alex could come up with stuff like this we might get more people into the polling booths.

subrosa said...

It does show how the younger generation can use technology to suit all ages muddypaws.

subrosa said...

Awe Niko, I try not to deprive you of your little pleasures. After all 'little' pleasures are all labour supporters have to look forward to.

subrosa said...

Now that's the word I was looking for scunnert.

Simple but most effective Fitaloon.

subrosa said...

Well done WfW.

Indeed Edgar, it would be superb if the young were able to think out of the box like this in a few generations' time. We need to fight against the dumbing down of our education system.

Captain Ranty said...

Excellent, simply excellent!

Unusually, I have no more to say.

CR.

subrosa said...

Thanks so much for the link Richard. You're right, if one of the political parties made such a video they would attract many into their fold.

Mark Wadsworth said...

That is cute is that.

Fitaloon said...

Kept thinking about this so decided to post on it as well. Link to you of course!

subrosa said...

Aye it's something that sticks in your mind FL. You know you can take whatever you like.

Vronsky said...

Makes me wonder if there is such a thing as a 'reverse palindrome' - a single word which, spelled backwards, becomes its opposite. Can anybody think of one?

subrosa said...

When I saw this initially Vronsky, I emailed a retired linguistics friend but as yet she hasn't thought of one in English, although there are a few in some European languages.

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