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Mikeharvey

Palindromes

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?
Chibiabos83

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."
Ann

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

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.
TheRejectAmidHair

Satan, oscillate my metallic sonatas.

Naomi, did I moan?

Tulsa night life: filth, gin, a slut.
Chibiabos83

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.
Caro

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.
Mikeharvey

Even in the bizzare world inhabited by the palindromitists, Gareth, your parsnip one, is remarkably weird.
M.
Chibiabos83

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

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
Gul Darr

I'm very impressed by everyone's contributions. All I could come up with was:
Lo, o pal, Luton not Ullapool.
mike js

O! Was eye on boob? No, I saw nothing.

Or something like that ...
Chibiabos83

You're too clever by half, Mike...

I've found a few variations online on the following sort of thing:

Rettebs, I flahd noces, eh? Ttu, but the second half is better.
Gul Darr

I am finding palindromes to be very addictive. e.g. never targets a rodent, Ned, or a St. (e.g. rat revenge). Looks like I need to practise.
Mikeharvey

Invented these feeble efforts yesterday while watching TV.  

ENID DID DINE

LAMINATE PET ANIMAL
Gul Darr

I particularly like the laminate one Mike.

I had to cheat a bit in this next one:
At midday or noon, Roy, add, 1 'm', ta.
Chibiabos83

I've decided not to think about shoehorning meaning into mine. That way madness lies.

Mark nipple hat. A nostril flirt. Sonata, help pink ram.

Olga felt Surinam regrets. No monster German. I rustle fag. Lo!
MikeAlx

Is it "U"? O no, no "U" - 'tis "I"!
Caro

This is very difficult, isn't it?  I am very impressed with laminate pet animal.  I only try out short words.  There has been a power cut here (and some snow in spring) today so I sat with a bit of paper, but no great sense came.  And sadly not even good nonsense.  But here are my poor attempts.

Boo, was Ron on Beeb?  No, nor saw boob.

Anna ogre? er, goanna.

I thought I'd try a poem with lines beginning with O but it didn't advance past
O gnat tango,
O gala al ago.  

Which didn't seem worth persevering with.  

Cheers, Caro.
Mikeharvey

MADE SALAD, ALAS - EDAM
Mikeharvey

Made up these while listening to radio.

EROS SAW OTTO WAS SORE

I SNIP, TIP, SPIT PINS, I

GODDAM GALS SLAG MAD DOG
MikeAlx

Love the Eros one!  Laughing
Gul Darr

I haven't been reading much lately, but made up these palindromes:

Stop pans, snap pots.
Stolen, I play breves, minims ever by Alpine lots.

Or, I prefer:

Le doyen, I play breves ever by Alpine yodel.
Mikeharvey

STOP! NEED REBA, ABERDEEN POTS
Mikeharvey

Stratford! deliver reviled Dr of tarts.
Chibiabos83

You know those times when a Spanish ornithologist who has tried to steal a rare bird is assailed by a flying bathroom fixture? If you're ever in need of a palindrome for such an occasion, here it is:

Nip spotted ibis? Si? Bidet topspin.
Mikeharvey

Thank you So Much, Gareth, I really don't know how I managed without that sentence till now.
Chibiabos83

You jest, but I bet we'll all use it at least once before the end of the week.
Chibiabos83

A man, a plan, a strap on (no parts) - anal Panama!

c/o Jeremy Limb
TheRejectAmidHair

Laughing  Brilliant! I must remember this ... although if this board appears on certain search sites because of the words "anal" and "strap-on", we may be getting all sorts of traffic on here...
Chibiabos83

Yes, if we get some dodgy new members (for a change...) I may have to put in some asterisks.

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