Thursday, November 20, 2008

Fun with Palindrome

Palindrome is Formed for Fun

The word 'PALINDROME' comes from the Greek word palindromos, which means 'running back again'. A palindrome is a word or sentence or even complete poem which is spelled the same backwards and forwards.

Early palindromes reverse the sentences and not the letters. 'Madam, I'm Adam' is one of the best known palindromes. You must ignore all spaces and punctuations. Here are some good palindromes from KeithEnevoldsen's Think Zoneword fun:

1) are we not drawn onward, we few, drawn onward to new era?

2) cigar? Toss it in a can. It is so tragic.

3) desserts, i stressed

4) dog, as a devil deified, lived as a god.

5) do geese see god?

6) dogma? I am god.

7) drab as a fool, aloof as a bard.

8) draw, o coward

9) ma is as selfless as i am.

10) madam, in eden, i'm adam.

11) never odd or even.

12) no sir, prefer prison.

13) niagara, o roar again.

14) so many dynamos.

15) senile felines.

16) ten animals i slam in a net.

17) straw? No, too stupid a fad. I put soot on warts.

18) was it a cat i saw?

Consider few interesting palindromes. The list is compiled for your amusement. Can you add some more?

1) boob
2) civic
3) civic
4) deed
5) deed
6) deified
7) ewe
8) eye
9) level
10) madam
11) noon
12) nun
13) peep
14) pip
15) pop
16) racecar
17) radar
18) redivider
19) refer
22) repaper
20) rotator
21) rotor
22) sagas
23) sees
24) sexes
25) stats
26) toot
27) tot
28) wow

A palindrome is not necessarily a single word. Words like DAM, DOG, EVIL, LOOP, LOOT, NET and STRAW (which read MAD, GOD, EVIL, LIVE, POOL, TOOL, TEN and WARTS backwards) are not themselves palindromes but the following 'word phrases' are palindromes:

1) dam mad,
2) dog god,
3) live evil,
4) loop pool,
5) loot tool,
6) net ten and
7) straw warts

Today there are many funny palindromes in English and most people know a few.

Some links to Web pages devoted to palindromes:

3) in single-sentence palindromes)
5.html(specializes in one-word palindromes)

[ Palindrome includes funny words, phrases and sentences. Often the word groups are formulated for fun sake. So except fun and amusement, palindromes serves less or no purpose]

[I have compiled the palindromes from conventional dictionaries and Websites mentioned above]

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