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Mikeharvey



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:06 am    Post subject: Palindromes  Reply with quote

Has anyone got any good palindromes?   Might I start with some old favourites....

A man, a plan, a canal, Panama!  
Madam I'm Adam.  
Draw no dray a yard onward.  

The next two are my own invention.  At least I think they are.

Ned! I am a maiden!
Not sue Euston?


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Chibiabos83
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's an article in Stephen Fry's irresistible collection of articles Paperweight (perhaps his most indispensable book) on this subject. I think perhaps my favourite is "Norma is as selfless as I am, Ron", which is purported to be the first line of a novel by Auden, of all people. Not published, tragically. "Satan, oscillate my metallic sonatas" is a famous and memorable one. I think the Fry article dates from his days writing for the Telegraph around 1990, at which time he set his readers a palindrome competition. I believe the winner he chose was "It's Ade, Cilla, Sue, Dame Vita, Edna, Nino, Emo! Come on in and eat; I've made us all iced asti."


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Ann



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only one which came to mind is the old one supposedly spoken by Napoleon
Able was I ere I saw Elba


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Mikeharvey



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LIVE NOT ON EVIL

LID OFF A DAFFODIL

DAD WAS SORE ERE EROS SAW DAD

GIRL, I OWE NABOB A NEW OIL RIG

ROT A GILL, ALLIGATOR

                  What a curious world the utterers of palindromes inhabit.


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TheRejectAmidHair



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Satan, oscillate my metallic sonatas.

Naomi, did I moan?

Tulsa night life: filth, gin, a slut.


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Chibiabos83
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of my own devising:

Pins rape VAT cosine penis octave parsnip

I suppose it might pass as a headline in the Sport, given the right circumstances.


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Caro



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That Tulsa one is very good.

Only sort of a palindrome (well, no wit to it or length) but there used to live in my town - before my time - a man called Otto (not a common name in NZ or I suspect England).  Apparently he got great pleasure from his name being spelt the same way backwards as forwards.


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Mikeharvey



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even in the bizzare world inhabited by the palindromitists, Gareth, your parsnip one, is remarkably weird.
M.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm just surprised I managed to make it into a coherent sentence.


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MikeAlx



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd like to dedicate this one to the good Baron...

Part, 'til tums emit noon-time smut lit trap.

Nope, doesn't make much sense to me either...  Very Happy




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