So...did it work?
Okay, heré's how that was done:
<bdo dir="rtl">I just wanted to see if I could manipulate the direction of this text, using html tags (as opposed to using one of those sites that reverses text for facebook, or some crap), here on livejournal...</bdo>
Here's another fun tag:
mouse over the text....
<abbr title="What the FUCK!?">WTF?!</abbr>
<abbr> is the "abbreviation" tag.
<bdo> is the "bidirectional overide" tag.