Weekend Word Wrap: Reversibles

In doing some research for today's Word Wrap, I learned in addition to reversible quilts and jackets, there's a big market in children's reversible clothing. A woman in the UK, for instance, makes and sells nothing but. And I've got to link to her website, if only to type out its name here: two-witt-too-woo. How cute is that?

So maybe it's the child in me that loves reversible words. Not to be confused with palindromes like "kayak" or "rotator," reversibles form entirely different words when spelled backward.

Here are some of my favorites:

leper "“ repel

desserts "“ stressed

lived "“ devil

drawer - reward

straw "“ warts

diaper "“ repaid

I like reversible words so much, I think we should have more of them! So I'm going to start us off by inventing two, and open the comments section up for suggestions of your own. (Of course, if you'd like to add your favorite "real" reversible words, they're welcome, as well.)

meta "“ atem (Definition: an "atem" is really an "item," but one having trouble finding itself.)

summons "“ snommus (Definition: I say a "snommus" should be the sticky mass secreted over and around the eye while sleeping. AKA: the eye-booger.)

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Mister Rogers Is Now a Funko Pop! and It’s Such a Good Feeling, a Very Good Feeling

It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood for fans of Mister Rogers, as Funko has announced that, just in time for the 50th anniversary of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the kindest soul to ever grace a television screen will be honored with a series of Funko toys, some of them limited-edition versions.

The news broke at the New York Toy Fair, where the pop culture-loving toy company revealed a new Pop Funko! in Fred Rogers’s likeness—he’ll be holding onto the Neighborhood Trolley—plus a Mister Rogers Pop! keychain and a SuperCute Plush.

In addition to the standard Pop! figurine, there will also be a Funko Shop exclusive version, in which everyone’s favorite neighbor will be wearing a special blue sweater. Barnes & Noble will also carry its own special edition, which will see Fred wearing a red cardigan and holding a King Friday puppet instead of the Neighborhood Trolley.


Barnes & Noble's special edition Mister Rogers Funko Pop!

Mister Rogers’s seemingly endless supply of colored cardigans was an integral part of the show, and a sweet tribute to his mom (who knitted all of them). But don’t go running out to snatch up the whole collection just yet; Funko won’t release these sure-to-sell-out items until June 1, but you can pre-order your Pop! on Amazon right now.


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