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17 Words That Mean Something Totally Different When Spelled Backwards

Redrum = Murder.

1. “Desserts” / “Stressed”

2. “Live” / “Evil”

3. “Knits” / “Stink”

4. “Sports” / “Strops”

5. “Regal” / “Lager”

6. “Pupils” / “Slipup”

7. “Raw” / “War”

8. “Smart” / “Trams”

9. “Pals” / “Slap”

10. “Snug” / “Guns”

11. “Lived” / “Devil”

12. “God” / “Dog”

13. “Straw” / “Warts”

14. “Time” / “Emit”

15. “Deliver” / “Reviled”

16. “Star” / “Rats”

17. “Spoons” / “Snoops”

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Kelly Oakes is science editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
 
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