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REVERSED MESSAGES!

PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:43 pm
by VIRPOW
Phonetic reversal

Main article: Phonetic reversal

Certain phrases produce a different phrase when their phonemes are reversed—a process known as phonetic reversal. For example, "kiss" backwards sounds like "sick," and so the title of Yoko Ono's "Kiss Kiss Kiss" sounds like "Sick Sick Sick" or "Six Six Six" backwards. The Paul is dead phenomenon was started in part because a phonetic reversal of "Number nine" was interpreted as "Turn me on, dead man".

"Weird Al" Yankovic uses this technique in two different songs. The first was "Nature Trail To Hell" in which he states "Satan Eats Cheese Whiz". The next song to have a backwards message was "I Remember Larry" in which he states "Wow, you must have an awful lot of free time on your hands!".

According to proponents of reverse speech, phonetic reversal occurs unknowingly during normal speech.

Backward messages also exist in mediums outside of music, including computer games, music videos, movies and television shows.

In the computer game Doom II, a garbled message played at the start of Map 30, spoken by the "Icon of Sin", can be played backwards to hear "To win the game, you must kill me, John Romero." Romero was a programmer for the game; he put the backwards message (with distortions) in to get back at the artists who put the image of his head on the final level.[1]


Stanley Kubrick, in his 1999 release, Eyes Wide Shut, features a scene depicting a Satanic ritual, where the soundtrack (the song "Masked Ball") consists of a backwards Orthodox liturgy chanted in Romanian.[2]

In one scene of Beavis and Butt-Head Do America, Beavis and Butt-Head hallucinate, and voices are heard in the background. The voices are the two characters speaking phrases such as "Everybody go to college, study hard, study hard."[3]

In the Clone High episode "Raisin the Stakes", JFK falls through the cafeteria sunroof, lands, and begins to foam at the mouth and speak gibberish. The gibberish played backwards is JFK saying "I am talking backwards, and telling you to watch Clone High ... and for us to get an Emmy ... I'm saying that backwards ... 'cause it's sneaky!"[4]

In the "Man of Science, Man of Faith" episode of Lost, Walt Lloyd is heard speaking backwards, although fans argue on what he says. [5]

An episode of "G.I. Joe" includes the backwards message, "Anybody listening to this backwards for a secret occult message is a real dweeb", which is a reversal of an incantation spoken by Destro.[6]

The episode "Expiration Day", from The Brak Show, includes the message "Why are you listening to this song backwards, you could have been on a date with a girl". It is sung by Thundercleese as he was going to be shut down.[7]

Re: REVERSED MESSAGES!

PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:16 pm
by BluesClues
:yawn:

Re: REVERSED MESSAGES!

PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:22 pm
by AlexVolk
I don't get it.

Re: REVERSED MESSAGES!

PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:26 pm
by ianfromijrinx
BluesClues wrote::yawn:

Re: REVERSED MESSAGES!

PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:28 pm
by VIRPOW
ITS INTERESTING

Re: REVERSED MESSAGES!

PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:28 pm
by ianfromijrinx
Nope

Re: REVERSED MESSAGES!

PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:34 pm
by 4SlotToaster
Umm... LOOK A FLYING TOASTER! :rotfl:

Re: REVERSED MESSAGES!

PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:37 pm
by ianfromijrinx
LOOK!!! A FLYING TACO!!!!!!!!!

Re: REVERSED MESSAGES!

PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:19 am
by AlexVolk
VIRPOW wrote:ITS INTERESTING


:yawn:

Re: REVERSED MESSAGES!

PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:30 am
by MinerJack
I think it is. Which the phrases were more interesting.

Re: REVERSED MESSAGES!

PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:23 am
by Kkflarg
Intriguing ...

Re: REVERSED MESSAGES!

PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:08 am
by Reebz42
This ooooooollldd news, like 70s old.

Re: REVERSED MESSAGES!

PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:51 pm
by VIRPOW
I just found out about some of these. Like the "Why are you listening to this song backwards when you could be on a date with a girl?"

Re: REVERSED MESSAGES!

PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:19 pm
by Unnamed
LOOK! A PLANE THATS GONNA FLY!

Re: REVERSED MESSAGES!

PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:33 am
by Molotov13
4SlotToaster wrote:Umm... LOOK A FLYING TOASTER! :rotfl:

Look a flying Molotov through your window :rotfl: