Palindromes

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  1. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    Since the English language had not been developed yet, this is probably not what he said.

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  3. Sorcerer Put a Spell on you Registered Senior Member

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    Now you're just being picky.
     
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  5. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    God probably taught him English so that they could converse.
     
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  7. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    He pets no racecar on step, eh.

    Hon! I spot Top Pot tops in OH.

    reward drawer

    posh shop

    Norton stuns Bob's nuts, not Ron.
     
  8. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    This is not a palindrome. The SH is not reversed. If Mr. Poh had a store, "Poh's Shop" would be a palindrome.
     
  9. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Of course, it is a palindrome tho a different type from the most common.
     
  10. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    I do not recall what Arne's was but palindromes do not have to be words.
     
  11. Arne Saknussemm trying to figure it all out Valued Senior Member

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    Don't recall!? This is just the second page of the thread! But here's what I had so far:

    Lewd did I live, evil I did dwel

    is my old favorite,along with,

    Naomi, sex at noon taxes, I moan

    However the oldest palindrome is said to have been uttered by Eve's husband upon their first meeting:

    Madam, I'm Adam

    and

    Rats live on no evil star

    I concur that palindromes do have to be words, and are even better if they're not pure nonsense. What wasn't a word? Dwel? That's just a slight mispelling to make it fit, and I think that's allowable because I disagree with Fraggle,

    posh shop

    is close enough. It's like a near rhyme in poetry, and good enough for government work, as the saying goes.
     
  12. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Palindromes can be numbers.

    They can also be made of elements of words. Sh is 1 of 3 elements of the words posh & shop.

    Sorry but there is no close enough in palindromes as far as whether it is the same forward & backward.
     
  13. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    English is not required for conversation.
     
  14. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    Wrong language. A 19th century professor introduced his class in Hebrew to his students by saying, "Gentlemen, this is the language that God spoke."

    They can be numbers but that's something you'd only encounter at Caltech.

    The whole point of palindromes is to be clever. Breaking the rules to make the game easier is not clever! It's just laziness.

    No, that's not true.

    Again, this is nothing more than breaking the rules to make the game easier. It's not clever.
     
  15. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    I never claimed to be clever. It certainly is not clever to accuse me of breaking rules.
     
  16. Arne Saknussemm trying to figure it all out Valued Senior Member

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    Agreed, and yet there is Stephen Fry's:

    "retteb si flah d noces tub but the second half is better".

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    I like a palindrome to make some sense, and these Stephen Fry ones just about do it:

    "Lisa Bonet ate no basil"

    "Satan oscillate my metallic sonatas"
     
  17. btr Registered Member

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    I am so going to say that the next time I burn myself with a soldering iron.
     
  18. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    Not the slightest bit entertaining, and I'm sorry I wasted my time puzzling through it.

    Those are entertaining and a whole lot easier to understand.
     
  19. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    You could not, could you?

    Would I? Yes! I would.

    Come, shall I stroke your whatever, darling? Darling, whatever your stroke, I shall come.
     
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  20. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    No, that's not true. I've encountered them many places yet never at Caltech. You need some links?
     
  21. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Again we have evidence of a mirror function.

    http://www.bing.com/search?q=palindrome definition&qs=n&form=MONEY5&qs=n&sk=&sc=5-21&x=0&y=0

    Is this a palendrome? ..... "it is false not true is it"
     
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  22. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    No. I think there is a word for it yet do not recall it.
     
  23. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Oh. It is a semordnilap but that is only a word, phrase or sentence which makes some word, phrase or sentence backward yet is not a palindrome. I'm thinking there is a more precise word for it being contradictory.
     

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