palindromes

the same both ways

A palindrome is a word or phrase which reads the same in both directions. Palindrome comes from the Greek words palin (again) and dromos (way, direction).

Word-unit palindromes are sentences that read the same in both directions like Women understand men; few men understand women. (True BTW.)

Did you know that tattarrattat, coined by James Joyce in Ulysses, is the longest palindrome in English?

Number freak that I am I love this one: Never odd or even. It’s so elegant.

So get ready, here’s a list of palindromes:

A man, a plan, a canal, Panama!
Satan, oscillate my metallic sonatas!
Straw? No, too stupid a fad; I put soot on warts.
Campus Motto: Bottoms up, Mac.
Do geese see God?
God saw I was dog.
Dennis sinned.
Dogma: I am God


Semordnilap is a word or phrase that spells a different word or phrase backwards, a non-symmetrical palindrome. They’re also known as heteropalindromes, semi-palindromes, half-palindromes, reversgrams, mynoretehs, word reversals, or anadromes. For example, straw/warts

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