A word puzzle
which arose from the definition of arothelp
: find words which when reverse
d (approximate reversal is acceptable) yield another word meaning the opposite
Sylvar was the first to find a clever solution:
"madam" (a respectable lady) is the opposite of "madam" (a brothelkeeper)
A related variation would be to find words whose exact
reversal yields an approximately
opposite meaning. A very weak example which springs to mind is "evil--live". broken-winged bird
also came up with:
There's "on," which is the electronic equivalent of "yes," but if you reverse it, spells "no."
Email me (or node) further suggestions.