Reversible Words

Running a simple script over a file containing a list of basic English words revealed the following reversible pairs.

abut / tuba
agar / raga
ah / ha
al / la
am / ma
animal / lamina
are / era
at / ta
ate / eta
auks / skua
avid / diva
bad / dab
bag / gab
ban / nab
bard / drab
bat / tab
bats / stab
bed / deb
bin / nib
bk / kb
bog / gob
boy / yob
brag / garb
bro / orb
bud / dub
bun / nub
buns / snub
bur / rub
burg / grub
bus / sub
but / tub
buts / stub
cam / mac
cat / tac
cod / doc
dam / mad
decaf / faced
decal / laced
deem / meed
deeps / speed
deer / reed
deliver / reviled
demit / timed
denier / reined
denim / mined
desserts / stressed
devil / lived
dew / wed
dexes / sexed
dial / laid
diam / maid
diaper / repaid
dim / mid
dog / god
doh / hod
don / nod
doom / mood
door / rood
dos / sod
draw / ward
drawer / reward
draws / sward
dray / yard
dual / laud
edit / tide
eel / lee
eh / he
em / me
emir / rime
emit / time
er / re
ergo / ogre
evil / live
fer / ref
fires / serif
flog / golf
flow / wolf
gal / lag
gas / sag
gel / leg
gen / neg
giro / orig
girt / trig
gnat / tang
gnus / sung
got / tog
gulp / plug
gum / mug
gums / smug
guns / snug
gut / tug
ham / mah
ho / oh
hoop / pooh
jar / raj
kcal / lack
keel / leek
keels / sleek
keep / peek
knits / stink
lager / regal
lair / rial
lap / pal
leer / reel
leper / repel
lever / revel
liar / rail
loop / pool
loops / spool
loot / tool
looter / retool
loots / stool
macs / scam
maps / spam
mar / ram
mart / tram
maws / swam
may / yam
meet / teem
moor / room
mu / um
mus / sum
nap / pan
naps / span
net / ten
nip / pin
nips / spin
nit / tin
no / on
not / ton
now / won
nut / tun
nuts / stun
oohs / shoo
op / po
pacer / recap
pals / slap
pans / snap
par / rap
part / trap
parts / strap
pas / sap
pat / tap
paws / swap
pay / yap
peels / sleep
pees / seep
per / rep
pets / step
pins / snip
pit / tip
pools / sloop
ports / strop
pot / top
pots / stop
pus / sup
raps / spar
rat / tar
rats / star
raw / war
rebut / tuber
recaps / spacer
redraw / warder
reknit / tinker
relit / tiler
remit / timer
rennet / tenner
rot / tor
saps / spas
saw / was
sleets / steels
sloops / spools
smart / trams
snaps / spans
snips / spins
snoops / spoons
snot / tons
spat / taps
spay / yaps
spit / tips
sports / strops
spot / tops
spots / stops
stew / wets
stows / swots
straw / warts
sway / yaws
swot / tows
tort / trot
way / yaw

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3 Responses to “Reversible Words”

  1. Vicky Chestnut Says:

    i used this on a class project for reversible words it was science and in Sources your site is the frist one thank you so much for having this

  2. ggg Says:

    you forgot evil lived

    • Rob Says:

      They’re both listed. All pairs are given in order of the alphabetically first of the pair. So, devil / lived (is under d); and evil / live (under e).

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