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    Posted: 01-Mar-2014 at 18:57
An ananym is a pseudonym that gets its spelling from being another word or phrase spelt backwards.

Eg.
Llareggub (bugger all) a place in Dylan Thomas' 'Under Milk Wood'
Erehwon - (nowhere) the title of Samuel Butler's novel.
Llamedos - (sod 'em all) a place in Terry Pratchett's 'Soul Music'

Any other examples from books, trade names, etc?


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  Quote TheAlaniDragonRising Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-Mar-2014 at 21:40
The Mirror of Erised from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone.  
What a handsome figure of a dragon. No wonder I fall madly in love with the Alani Dragon now, the avatar, it's a gorgeous dragon picture.
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  Quote Sidney Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24-Mar-2014 at 15:51
The band 'Nomad' was named after DamonRochefort.

'Trebor', the sweet company. Popularly believed to be named after Robert Robertson, a founding partner of the company in 1907. However the name was actually adopted by the company after the premises they occupied - Trebor Terrace, London. But this terrace was itself named after its builder - Robert Cooper.
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  Quote red clay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-Mar-2014 at 10:14
Serutan is natures spelled backwards.  It's a well known laxitive here in the states. 
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  Quote Arthur-Robin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-Mar-2014 at 12:06
Amor - Roma (Rome)
Evil - Live
God - dog
[In Hebrew bible eDeN - NoD]
in my high school friend Alden's own version of Dr Who the character of his stories is 'Nedla Who'
in Chadderton's time detectives Derorrim is a alternate earth / reflection of the earth
does countess/princess of Lipona - Napoli count?
there is one that is same either/both ways but can't remember it right now
Jantsang once wrote in a letter that Urem was like Meru reveresed. (Tho Urem is usually Irem/Iram city of pillars (Adites) in sources.)
Nostradamus' Rapis (Paris) is a half one?
1st Capetan king 987 - French Revolution (1)789.
magic square
sator
arepo
tenet
opera
rotas
reads same all ways


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  Quote Sidney Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Feb-2015 at 16:59
The goddess Novala, taken by Glastofarians as the goddess of the landscape around Glastonbury, is Avalon (a romantic name for Glastonbury) spelt backwards. She is a recent invention.

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