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#21071 - 03/04/01 02:40 PM ---aixelsdyd aibohp---
Loc: Dayton OhioKqq
I am brand new to the site but I offer this as "fear of dyslexia"
#21072 - 03/04/01 03:03 PM Re: ---aixelsdyd aibohp---
Welcome, storkie, I am sure you will enjoy your time here. It seems to me that aixelsdyd aibohp might almost be too highly structured for "dyslexia phobia". Have you tried running it through Anu's Anagram server? You would probably get some very entertaining possibilities with that collection of letters.
#21073 - 03/04/01 03:25 PM Re: ---aixelsdyd aibohp---
Dear storkie1: I forget the word for spelling things backward, and welcome some other poster's refreshing my memory. Dyslexia is a cruel affliction, but if you are not born with it, it is unlikely to develop.So it need not be feared. Unless losing your glasses would fit the definition.
#21074 - 03/04/01 06:41 PM Re: ---aixelsdyd aibohp---
Loc: lower upstate New York
I don't get the extra "d"
#21075 - 03/04/01 06:58 PM Re: ---aixelsdyd aibohp---
Loc: New England, USA
aixelsdyd aibohp--- I don't get the extra "d"
The problem that afflicts us all from time to time?
FFS = Fumble Fingers Syndrome
#21076 - 03/04/01 07:02 PM Re: ---aixelsdyd aibohp---
Orthography is a second meaning of spelling. So to coin a word, would retrography mean spelling backwards?
I spent quite a bit of time looking for "retrography". In one place it was equated with "mirror writing". But in mirror writing, the letters would also be reversed, so it is not satisfactory definition.
#21077 - 03/05/01 11:04 AM Re: ---aixelsdyd aibohp---
It's a well-known fact that Leonardo da Vinci wrote backwards and left-right reversed, as seen in a mirror. Apparently he wrote that way all the time. Was this some form of dyslexia (or more correctly, dysgraphia), do you know?
#21078 - 03/05/01 11:51 AM Re: ---aixelsdyd aibohp---
Dear Bobyoungbalt: I have read that Leonardo did his mirror writing to make it more difficult for anyone else to steal his ideas. I marvel that he was actually able to do this readily. But since the pages could have been read using a mirror, it does not seem worth the trouble.
I am still unable to find a definition for spelling words backwards. It is common enough that it is surprising that a word for it is not readily available.
#21079 - 03/05/01 03:05 PM Re: ---aixelsdyd aibohp---
Loc: lower upstate New York
It should be noted that Leonardo was left-handed.
#21080 - 03/05/01 03:21 PM Re: ---aixelsdyd aibohp---
Dear Anna: To be sure lefties have trouble getting into wet ink if they write like righties. But Leonardo is the only person I ever heard of taking such a difficult method of solving this problem.
Incidentally I have long wondered if the unusual smile on Mona Lisa's face was a response to Leonardo's alleged problem with sexual identification.She looks as though she were privately a bit scornful of him.
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