Palindrome Week

Thanks to Phlash Phelps on Sixties at Six for the idea.

What is a palindrome? According to The Oxford English Dictionary the word is based on Greek root words meaning “back” and “running.”

A palindrome is something that read the same either forwards or  backwards.  Palinderomes can be numbers or  letters.

This week the date is the same either forward of backwards (as long as you do not include punctuation.

  • 91519
  • 91619
  • 91619
  • 91619
  • 91819
  • 91919

One of the more famous word palindromes is

Madam, I’m Adam.

Kayak is a palindrome but canoe is not.

Bob is a palindrome but Bill is not.

Pup is a palindrome but kit is not.

Glenelg, MD is a town with a palindrome name.

Grammarly has a list of 16 funny palindromes.

A great bargain:

A nut for a jar of tuna.

A permissive friend:

Al lets Della call Ed “Stella.”

An Italian palindrome:

Amore, Roma.

Woud a pushmepullyou a graphical palinedrome?


pushmi-pullyu (plural pushmi-pullyus) A fictional animal with two heads at opposing ends of its body, in Hugh Lofting’s The Story of Doctor Dolittle. A person who behaves in a conflicting or contradictory manner.

What are some of your favorite palindromes?

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