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Quasidromic Phrases

Quasidromic phrases are those of the type which can be read nearly the same backwards or forwards. They seek to mimic the stilted and often cryptic language of the related, and more familiar, palindromic phrases. I've compiled a short list here to illustrate the concept, but they're much more fun when you make up your own.


  • Tsunami is man's nuts.
  • He does karate; Tara rakes sod, eh?
  • Crabs went on new scarab.
  • Abe Vigoda to give B.A.
  • Decide, but mom won't be diced.
  • Annabell at last stole a banana.
  • Priest won no strip.
  • Cheap peach.
  • This, Moe, is some shit.
  • Leg surgeon? No, gruesome gel.

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