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Updated on April 17, 2017


Reverse speech In my first attempt at using microsoft sam text to speech program i chose to reverse the text "REVERSE SPEECH" and to my surprise it came out "It's neat server" which seems appropriate seeing as reverse speech does seem to serve some purpose.Although many people dismiss it as a coincidence,it is interesting enough for me to pursue as it fasinates me how certain words when spoken in reverse which until the technology existed was not practical.The computer has made it easy to do these days.

I recall when reverse speech came into the mass public consciousness through vinyl records being played backwards which was my first exposure to this phenomina and at the time everyone seemed to think that it was done on purpose,even myself.Today however,I think it was just an accidental discovery,just like many other accidental discoveries that became sucessful commercial enterprises.Like the houla hoop,potato chip,silly putty ,superball,etc.

All of which were discovered through trial and error.None were intended with the exception of possibly the potato chip.

Today there are a few good examples of reverse speech,mostly political Although politicians often use speech writers which can make one wonder what the speech writers are thinking seeing as they are the major architect of many speeches.Some videos and or sound recordings are associated with people who are related to someone connected to a crime or a possible crime.Some are suspects ,some are relatives.All of them seem to be saying things in reverse speech ,that one would think they not knowingly say otherwise.

So,can reverse speech be used as a kind of lie-detector or just some way of telling what someone is really thinking at the time without consciously knowing it?

There are those who say they use reverse speech to decide which stocks or commodities to buy.However ,they admit that they are either not prepared to do what they believe needed to be done in order to take advantage or take full advantagde of the information they say they garner from reverse speech.They don't dispute that there is something to reverse speech ,but at the same time they are cautious with the information they percieve to be accurate after the fact because misinterpetaion of the information is possible.The information isn't necessarily specific as far as exact dates or prices.Perhaps an inferance to what a commodity or stock will do in the future.Go up or down ,within a months time for example but not necessarily how much,which leaves that decision up to the person themselves.

So,like in everything else we buy into ,it's buyer beware.On the upside with experiance comes knowledge.Knowledge is power if used correctly If it's used for good rather than evil or if ,you prefer, right rather than wrong.We all have to make the decision for ourselves concerning what is right and what is wrong.There are those who want to believe that what they say is right and everything else is wrong.Then again a cultures belief systems start somewhere.What we see as wrong may be seen as being right or ok by another culture.The truth ultimately shows us which is which.

If,reverse speech becomes recognized by the mainstream as a legitamite tool to be used to identify what a particular person is really thinking,then everyone will be more conscious of what they say for fear of being seen in a bad light ,especially politicians or anyone in authority.Job interviews as well as personal friends etc.

With technology we have today ,our very thoughts can be read by a computer that can accurately interpet our brainwaves and know what we are thinking.We,may have the right not to incriminate ourselves by speaking,but what about our thoughts? If,our thoughts can be read through our brainwaves ,can our brainwaves by accessed without our consent? Even covertly? Technically speaking of course,legally speaking I would think not.

Can reverse speech be used against someone without their knowledge?

In the public domain it probably can.Anyone can record speech in the public domain.

What the future holds concerning reverse speech on how we see ourselves and others remains to be seen.

It sounds like he is saying "PRAISE SATAN" rather than serve satan.To be fair we don't even know who wrote his speech to begin with or his campaign slogan -"YES WE CAN".

Could it have been Bill Clinton? I wouldn't be surprised if it was considering the reverse speech on his interview with Larry King.Then I 'm speculating here.


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      Vivian Sudhir 3 years ago from Madurai, India

      Certainly sounds creepy! Though it must be coincidence it makes one wonder.

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      Kanahehohalamanafalamaniwachimore 3 years ago

      .sdlanodcM ot og yllausu I

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      someonewhoknows 3 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

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      Jing Veronica Andrino 3 years ago from Thailand

      I freaked out when i heard Obama saying serve satan, now I'm more curious in what our politicians were thinking when they are making their speech. I definitely want to know more, I may be a novice writer, but something like this, intrigues me.. Would you please tell me where to download it?

      It is quite scary to hear what people are thinking the moment that you are talking to them, but this tool will help people to know more about the government, or rather as personal use,

      Thanks someonewhoknow for this blog,

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      someonewhoknows 4 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

      Not sure what white noise you hear that would make any other sound.

      Someone I know personally said he heard something quite different from what I heard myself in one .So,I went back and listened for what he said he heard and I did hear what he heard after he had mentioned it to me .However I still could hear what I heard the first time also.

      This just confirms the well known fact that there are many words that do sound like other words. The surprising thing though is, that combinations of words also sound like other combinations of words.

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      Griffin 4 years ago

      I believe that it is very easy to "hear words" this is because we try our hardest to find meaning in nonsense. Also if you read the subtitles you almost always hear what the subtitle says even if it's just white noise.

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      carozy 6 years ago from San Francisco

      kinda freaky! Wow.

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      someonewhoknows 6 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

      I'm continuing to learn more about reverse speech and what it reveals.I'm going to publish more on it as time goes by.

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      ImChemist 6 years ago

      I will try now to apply what you do , thanks for this great information.

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      LeisaNunn 6 years ago from Vancouver Washington

      Awesome Hub!! I am doing a paper on reverse speech, and this really helped!

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      someonewhoknows 6 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

      I've recorded my own voice during a conversation and played it back in reverse and it certainly revealed something that wasn't completely obvious otherwise.

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      macrobin 6 years ago from Amarillo, Texas

      I've heard of this and I've read all about the Illuminati and the 'clubs' that all the politicians join that are evil. I know a lot of people refer to this stuff as conspiracy theroy articles but I bet when we're all out of here and everything is revealed, we'll all be surprised to find out what we never knew....

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      someonewhoknows 6 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

      Thank you for dropping by! I know what you mean about politicians.

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      Allen Werner 6 years ago from West Allis

      STRANGE - Other than backmasking on vinyl back in the day, I've never heard of this or gave it enough thought to even form an opinion. I have enough trouble with what politicians are saying forward. I don't want to have to worry about what they are saying backwards. Just imagine what it looks like from the left and the right - up and down - inside out. It's all so mindboggling. Peace

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      someonewhoknows 7 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

      Stoytellersrus -your welcome !

      If,I'm not mistaken there are already musicians trying to come up with a song that can be played backwards as well as forwards.

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      Barbara 7 years ago from Stepping past clutter

      I think we love to create mysteries! Intentional reverse speech certainly would be a challenge. It would be fun to write a reverse speech poem. Thanks for the information.

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      someonewhoknows 7 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

      Well,this information seems to be relatively unknown although there have been a few million views on some of the videos on youtube.

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      msorensson 7 years ago

      What a great informational hub. I never thought of anything like this, until now, someonewhoknows...