Fun Fridays – August 21, 2020

Who knew this could be a Guinness World Record? Pam Onnen spells 56 words backwards in one minute! Shattered the old record by 17 words.

I can’t even spell “radar” backwards one time. Oh, wait.

The words are chosen at random. If you’d like to watch the interview with her after, keep watching the video.

Wouldn’t it be wild to have a character in your novel or screenplay based on someone with this ability? Imagine with me. “The world’s worst bank robber walks up to the counter and declares, ‘Kcits em pu!'”

Or a spy using it as a code? “Yps a ma I.”

Sorry, I can’t claim to be clever or original.

Now, uoy od ti.

11 Responses to Fun Fridays – August 21, 2020

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    Peter DeHaan August 22, 2020 at 5:20 am #

    I’d struggle to spell some of then forward–at any speed.

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      claire o'sullivan August 22, 2020 at 11:48 pm #

      Peter – haha.. I have a meme floating about that says, ‘I thought as an adult I wouldn’t have to sing the alphabet song when spelling, yet here we are.’

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    Emilie August 22, 2020 at 5:22 am #

    Roald Dahl wrote a hilarious character with what he called “back to front dyslexia” in his book Vicar of Nibbleswick. The stress of moving to a new town causes the vicar to start reversing the most important word of the sentence so he prays to “Dog Almighty” and instructs the congregation to “pis gently” during communion. My dad used to read it to us each year on Christmas (it has nothing to do with Christmas) and, being pastors kids, we would laugh every time until we cried at the very thought of it!

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    Claudia August 22, 2020 at 5:23 am #

    Amazing! And this artful person would make for an interesting character.

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    JB Blake August 22, 2020 at 9:55 am #

    That’s very funny! I like it. I might use it in my next novel.

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    Lila Diller August 22, 2020 at 10:53 am #

    That’s amazing! This kind of quirk would be so fun to include in a novel — especially the angst of her not wanting to tell anyone at first.

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    Sheri Dean Parmelee, Ph.D. August 22, 2020 at 3:21 pm #

    What a gift! That’s pretty incredible!

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    Bill Bethel August 22, 2020 at 7:02 pm #

    That woman is amazing! In your example (Kcits em pu!), did you mean Kcits me pu?

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      Steve Laube August 22, 2020 at 7:28 pm #

      Fo esruoc!

      Ti saw na ysae ekatsim ecnis I od ton klat sdrawkcab.

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        claire o'sullivan August 22, 2020 at 11:50 pm #

        That’s what I was going to say! ha

        That was so perfect, could have been definitely, a spy language. What a fun gift!

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    OLUSOLA SOPHIA ANYANWU August 23, 2020 at 11:05 pm #

    aveH a lessedb eekw eno yreve

    Wow! it is not easy. Even the computer refuses ot cooperate.
    It means let us not change the natural order of the things God has created for us humans and wants it to remain so. If you actually get my drift…
    Have a blessed week everyone.

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