A few days ago somebody posted on a Facebook page a palindrome. If you check Wikipedia or a printed dictionary you will find that a palindrome is a word or phrase that reads the same frontward or backward. The usual example is "madam". According to Wikipedia, Ben Jonson developed the word---"The word "palindrome" was coined by the English playwright Ben Jonson in the 17th century from the Greek roots palin (πάλιν; "again") and dromos (δρóμος; "way, direction"). " A printed dictionary indicated it meant "running back". Thus the post title and the football humbug.
It seems to me (for a little more humbug) that the word meaning the same as "Palindrome" should instead be a word with the same meaning, but which also reads the same backward and forward. "Palindrome" backwards is "Emordnilap". Sort of ironic I thought. Just now I checked for "Emordnilap" in a link below the post suggested by TypePad. Rosetta Code indicates the word "Emordnilap" means a word with different meanings when read forward and backward example given is " Lager and Regal". Not sure how serious to take this however. Another site with wordplay on Palindrome
Anyway, those of you with more word and Latin, Greek, etc knowledge than I have might want to think about some some word that will mean the same as "palindrome", but which will read the same backward and forward. Note of April 23, 2016----- Here are a couple examples: Referarefer, Redoder, reversrever.. Surely you can do better.
** Stay tuned---especially if you have some time for some foolishness now and then--- Doug Wiken