Hidden Words Backwards

Friday, 27 January 2012   |   Creativity Challenges

BackwardsOne aspect of creativity is seeing things from different perspectives.  Seeing the things that are right in front of us, the things that are obvious, but that we don't see as we don't realise they are what we are looking for.  This weeks challenge is a fun way to develop this side of creativity.  You will already know the answer,  it's just that you don't yet know that it is the answer.

Your challenge this week is to find the largest word which becomes another word when spelled backwards.

As an example if you spell rat backwards you get tar.

We are not looking at palindromes here.  A palindrome is a word that is spelt the same forwards as well as backwards such as racecar.  The requirement here is that it must be a different word when spelt backwards.

Think about what strategies you use to find words that have this characteristic.

Have fun and share your solutions below.


Remember to check back next Friday when our next Creativity Challenge will be released.

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