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Not a palindrome at the word-order level, but one or more sentences that make perfectly good sense read in reverse order -- but a different sense.

Is there a term for this? (And if you don't know an English term, but do know a German or French one, that would help, too.)

marked as duplicate by Weather Vane, Ubi hatt, JJJ, Lawrence, Neeku Apr 14 at 13:32

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    Can you provide an example? – user323578 Apr 13 at 10:36
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    @WeatherVane Clearly not a duplicate of that question. – user323578 Apr 13 at 10:37
  • @JamesRandom not "clearly" without an example. – Weather Vane Apr 13 at 10:39
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    @WeatherVane This question asks about reversed sentences with different meanings, the other is about reversed sentences with the same meaning. Seems clear to me. – user323578 Apr 13 at 10:41
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    Most texts that make sense when the word order is reversed convey a different sense in each case. For example, Tom chases Jerry is different from Jerry chases Tom. Likewise for press any key. Is there a particular sense you’re after? Also, how do you intend to use the word you’re seeking? – Lawrence Apr 14 at 11:49