Fun With Words: Palindromes
Palindromes are words, phrases or number sequences that read the same way in both directions. Palindrome derives from the Greek for ‘running back again’. Both the Greeks and Romans are known to have enjoyed palindromes. The Greeks also published palindromic poetry.
Common words that are palindromes include:
Some famous palindrome phrases are:
- Able was I ere I saw Elba
- A man, a plan, a canal – Panama!
- Madam, I’m Adam
There are many more examples on the Thinks.com Palindrome Parade.
Other palindrome forms use words or lines, rather than letters, as the unit to be repeated. See some examples here.
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17 Responses to “Fun With Words: Palindromes”
My name– Hannah (and the name Anna)
A nut for a jar of tuna
Tis Ivan on a visit
Niagara, O roar again!
i need to do a palindrome in very simple c language.i need help plz help me i have to return it soon its an assingment
Someone can show me the words EYE in palindrome using c program.
U can put many palindrome word,
If u can put it plssssssssssssss!
Thanks, Kirsty. You can have fun with words in any language, can’t you?
here’s some in dutch:
parterretrap (I really don’t know how to discribe that ^-^)
appologies for any misspelled words ^-^
nice informations, thanks mua
Ah yes, the ex-parrot – how could I forget 😉
Any don’t forget the famous Monty Python parrot skit – when they used Bolton and Notlob as the train station!
Programming palindromes? Another new application. Thanks for the info, Shankar.
Haha! Just on time.
I was being taught last week how to program using the C Language to check if a string is palindrome or not 😉
Now that IS a fun fact, Corey. Thanks for sharing.
Fun info! I used to live in a town named Yreka and the local bakery was named Yreka Bakery. Don’t know if they realized when they named it that the name is a palindrome.
Glad you enjoyed it, Azhar
ITS REALLY A NEW BUT UNIQUE TOPIC AT LEAST FOR ME…..THANKS.
Thanks for the info, Reader37; I didn’t know that.
“Weird Al” Yankovic’s song, “Bob”, is made up entirely of palindromes.