Friday, March 23, 2007

twisty-turvy

My step-father's sister (which is slightly less clunky than saying my step-aunt, but only just) sends me puzzles by e-mail.

See if you can figure this one out.

What do these words have in common?
Banana

Dresser

Grammar

Potato

Revive

Uneven

Assess

Need the answer? (me too.)

In all of the words listed, if you take the first letter, place it at
the end of the word, and then spell the word backwards, it will be the same
word.

Did you figure it out?

7 comments:

Molly said...

Puzzles like this make me feel like an idiot....[to which some would say "and with good reason!] Give me a crossword or sudoku any day of the week.

Stomper Girl said...

I needed the answer. I thought I might work it out if I looked at at longer but laziness got the better of me.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Got it. There's a name for such words butI forget.

daysgoby said...

I caught the double vowel-double consonant thing, but as far as reading backwards?

Nuh-uh.

Liz said...

Oh. I love puzzles. Got here too late, but I don't think I'd have gotten it anyway -- my reason being I'm too sleep-deprived since I'm off "vacationing" with my kinder.

Stephanie said...

I LOVE stuff like that!! My grandmother was an English teacher.

Oh, and I tagged you here:

http://blogs.chron.com/mamadrama/archives/2007/03/spinnin_tunes_b.html

Poppy Buxom said...

Dear sweet baby jebus, I actually got this one! Except I called it "if you take away the first letter, the rest of the word is a palindrome." But that's kind of what it is, actually, and I am amazed, because I so totally suck at puzzles.