Tuesday, February 1, 2005

The International Registry Of Backwards Names

CHAIYI, Taiwan (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – For some folks, life is just a little more fun in reverse.

Just ask the more than 1000 people who belong to the International Registry of Backward Names, a website started by writer Dan Bloom – a.k.a. “Nad Moolb.”

The registry includes Tim Rae of Baltimore, whose reverse name is “Ear Mit” and Ed Clayfoot of Dallas, who goes by “De Tooftalc.”

Registry director Bloom first started using his backwards name for a humor column in an Alaskan newspaper, and the idea of spelling words in reverse really stuck with him.

He has since uncovered many backwards names in English, including Oprah Winfrey’s production company, “Harpo,” and a San Francisco travel agency called Levart Travel Company.

Now, Bloom wants to find reversed names in other languages and he’s asking for registry submissions from folks from around the world in hopes that at least 30 countries participate.

You can send your names to him at leinadmoolb@hotmail.com.

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