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Find a non-palindromic three letter word* that rhymes with its reverse (which is also a word*). Do there exist other words that satisfy this property of different lengths?


*common english word

This is yet another puzzle from my brother

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    $\begingroup$ Should have posted 2 minutes earlier to get your hat :P $\endgroup$ – boboquack Dec 15 '17 at 0:33
  • $\begingroup$ @boboquack Which hat? $\endgroup$ – Wen1now Dec 15 '17 at 0:39
  • $\begingroup$ The 7 o'clock somewhere one - Hero of Time. You don't have it on Puzzling yet. $\endgroup$ – boboquack Dec 15 '17 at 0:42
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Think I've got it:

War and raw

Pronounced:

/wɔː/ and /rɔː/

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    $\begingroup$ Not in my accent! I spent a while thinking about this and forgot that you two are Australian. $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Dec 15 '17 at 1:49
  • $\begingroup$ @Deusovi Care to tell us how you pronounce them? I'm curious. $\endgroup$ – boboquack Dec 15 '17 at 4:22
  • $\begingroup$ As a suggestion for any puzzle that hinges on pronunciation, you should always listen to what online pronunciation tools say for those words—regional differences can be quite, um, pronounced. In particular, Merriam Webster (m-w.com) offers pronunciations for most entries that are more or less "General American": the notional neutral or unaccented American pronunciations of words. Likewise, Googling "define <foo>" will commonly include a widget that gives a neutral accent pronunciation. Either one is for many Americans (myself included) pretty close if not exactly how we say things. $\endgroup$ – Rubio Dec 15 '17 at 7:54
  • $\begingroup$ @Rubio Thanks! I copied straight from Google's define:*** in either case, so unless google.com.au's pronunciation is Australianised, it should be what you get in America too. $\endgroup$ – boboquack Dec 15 '17 at 8:35
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    $\begingroup$ Actually I believe Google pronunciation is localized if you don’t use google.com explicitly. I recommend m-w.com for that reason. $\endgroup$ – Rubio Dec 15 '17 at 11:43

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