Do you do things backwards?

United States
January 13, 2007 11:28pm CST
I read and write backwards. sdrawkcab etirw dna daer I. That was backwards. It is hard, and took a lot of practice to write and read forward. Do any of you have this problem?
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@sandie61 (2359)
• United States
14 Jan 07
no. I have never read or written backwards. I think it would be very hard to write backwards. but in the past I did read the newspaper last page first then front page last. I stopped doing that though.
• United States
14 Jan 07
Thanks Sandie. Be happy you don't do it like I do, as it is so hard to talk and write forward like everyone else.
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@sandie61 (2359)
• United States
14 Jan 07
isn`t it strange how its hard for you to write forwards and its impossible for most to write backwards. before this discussion I never knew that people could write backwards.
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• United States
15 Jan 07
Ha, ya didn't know me. I mirror everything. I work so hard to talk straight too. Hehhe. It helps me so much in my cuttings, as I can cut upside down, and backwards for the most detailed cuts. So this handicap is great for me.
@Signal20 (2281)
• United States
14 Jan 07
Isn't that dyslexia? I've never had the problem, I can imagine it being hard to learn doing it forwards if you had that problem. I remember when my 2 oldest girls were younger, they'd write everything in a "mirror image". They outgrew it by the time they got 1/2 way through kindergarten. Not sure if that's normal for kids or not though.
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• United States
14 Jan 07
Yes, it is dyslexia. It has taken years to do everything forward. But if I am stressed, I revert. I really need to never do it backwards, as it makes it harder to do it right. Other than my husband and a few close friends, nobody would ever guess it about me. I learned pretty good to do it as others, but it's still hard.
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• United States
14 Jan 07
I read and write backwards. I also write backwards in cursive, not just reversing the order of the letters, but actually writing the letters backwards. I read upside down too. Usually I start with the last page of a magazine or newpaper and read to the front. It all comes quite easily to me and I don't consider it a problem. I think it has something to do with being a left handed person in a right handed world.
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• United States
14 Jan 07
I'm a righty, and have that problem. It's nice to know that someone else is like me. Thanks for the response.
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@baietzika (586)
• Romania
14 Jan 07
i can talk backwards. i olso write backwards. it is not that hard. it depends of you and olso a lot of practice.
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• United States
14 Jan 07
Yes, it is practice, as doing it forward is a lot of practice. But backwards come natural for me.
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@vkighai (22)
• India
14 Jan 07
Well i dont write backwards but i do have the habit of reading a magazine or newapaper backwards. I have heard most of geminians have that habit. Are you also gemini. I am just so curious to start from last page of a magazine or a newspaper.
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• United States
14 Jan 07
I do that too. But I ment I read, write, and talk backwards. But I have finally learned to do it forward like everyone else. No, I am not a gemini. I am a aquarious.
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@kgwat70 (13394)
• United States
14 Jan 07
The one thing that I remember doing backwards was I wore a polo shirt backwards to work one time. LOL Boy, that was very embarrassing and only one student noticed it and told me before everyone else came in so I caught a break. LOL I will not forget that one. I also may write a list of things to do and will do them in the reverse order instead of following the order I had written down.
• United States
14 Jan 07
Thanks. That is kinda backwards too. But I read, write and talk that way. It has taken me years to be the same way everyone else is.
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@mohanforu (266)
• India
14 Jan 07
initially writing may be a little difficult but i think we can manage with reading backwards.I tried out .No too difficult.We can manage.
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@linda345 (2661)
• Canada
16 Jan 07
I dont read or write backwords but sometimes I reverse my numbers or letters. It can be a pain at time.
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• United States
17 Jan 07
I know, I do it a lot. Thanks for your input.
@stonehr (818)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
16 Jan 07
I erad nad irwte cabawkdras. This type of backwards is much interesting to me.:) One my friend can talk this without problems.:) He always makes that's sound so funny and also hard understandable by others..
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• United States
17 Jan 07
I love it. Hehhe. Thanks.
• United States
14 Jan 07
So Margieanne, when you were taught to read as a child in school, was this an issue, was it noticed by your teachers, just how were you able to manage. I hope you don't mind the questions, but because I can only read in a forward fashion and the learning structure is set up to teach children in the forward fashion, how did you manage to learn how to read at all...SS
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• United States
14 Jan 07
It was hard to read forward. I tried and tried. I did manage, and was a straight A honor student all though school. But, did lisp until I was 12. But, unless I am tired or stressed out, I will do all reading, writing and talkng forward. It is easy to revert backwards. I just don't do it, as it is hard to do it forwards. One would not know how I am, as I have learned quite well with lots and lots of practice to do it correctly, as others.
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@jep_toyo (1607)
• Philippines
16 Jan 07
I have tried doing this before but its really hard. I stopped doing and just tried writing using my two hands at the same time. No luck, cant do it too.
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• United States
16 Jan 07
I don't struggle with this but my husband is dyslexic and it is very difficult for him especially when there are numbers involved, he gets so frustrated and upset. Sometimes for me its just painful to be around him when he transposes figures and/or letters, because then he gets really critical of himself. I admire both of you, how amazing you are to have the tenacity and perseverance to overcome such a handicap, I'm sure it takes plenty of hard work and effort to overcome. More power to you, keep overcoming and happy posting:)
• Pakistan
16 Jan 07
I donot think so i think that things are moving forward but not necessarily for betterment in each field