This may be a bit weird, but I remember a type of riddle but I can't remember any of those riddles nor their name.
The riddle gives you 2 things and you need to find descriptions for both that are word reversal of each other.
I'll give some examples and a list of those riddles I wrote.
If anybody recognize the type and remember the name I'll be very thankful for your help.
If not, I'll also appreciate other riddles of the type.
All following riddles are original (up to subconscious mimickry) and I cannot vouch for their quality.
Q: How are masochists like a stomachache?
A: the first are gluttons for pain and the other, pain for gluttons
Q: How is a neglected debt like a seed?
A: one grows wood and the other would grow.
Q: How is the future like a clock?
A: One only tells time and the other only time will tell
The last one isn't a pure reversal at all. It's doesn't exactly follow the rules But I still think it's nice.
If anybody recognize this type of riddle I'll be very thankful.
Other riddles of the type: ("Lax" indicates the solution doesn't have pure reversal)
How is an affair like a witch?
How is a masochist like an abusive spouse?
How is greed like prostitution?
How is a foxhunt like a obnoxious person? (Sort of lax)
How is a prophet like the shore? (Lax)