6/25/2007

Pithy Little Palindromes

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Palindromes are words or phrases that read the same in both directions. Eye, for example, is a classic one-word palindrome.

I didn't come up with the following list of fun palindromes all on my own. I'm not that clever! Rather, it's an amalgam of begged and borrowed parts. If you have any of your own to add, please, let's hear them.


No trace; not one carton

Was it Eliot's toilet I saw?

Murder for a jar of red rum

Oozy rat in a sanitary zoo

A Toyota! Race fast... safe car: a Toyota

Straw? No, too stupid a fad; I put soot on warts

Are we not drawn onward, we few, drawn onward to new era?

Doc Note: I dissent. A fast never prevents a fatness. I diet on cod.

Don't nod

Never odd or even

Too bad – I hid a boot

May a moody baby doom a yam?

Go hang a salami; I'm a lasagna hog!

Lisa Bonet ate no basil

No, it never propagates if I set a gap or prevention

Anne, I vote more cars race Rome to Vienna

Sums are not set as a test on Erasmus

Kay, a red nude, peeped under a yak

Campus Motto: Bottoms up, Mac

Some men interpret nine memos

Go deliver a dare, vile dog!

Madam, in Eden I'm Adam

Ah, Satan sees Natasha

Devil lived

Rats live on no evil star

Do geese see God?

Dogma: I am God

Satan, oscillate my metallic sonatas!

God saw I was dog

Dennis sinned

7 comments:

Hale McKay said...

There's the classic: Able I was ere I saw Elba.

Some of my favorites: Red rum, sir, is murder.

Oozy rat in a sanitary zoo.

I prefer Pi

Flesh! Saw Mom wash self!

Here is arguably the world's longest palindrome !

Who ever made that one up definitely had too much time on his hands. Who ever posted it also had plenty of spare time.

Serena Joy said...

Holy moly! That long one is just amazing. I'm not sure I could do that even if I had all day, every day to think about it.

I'm noticing a disturbing trend among palindromes involving rats and vomit. LOL.

Hale McKay said...

That long one - I tried to find the middle of it - where it turned around - but gave up! I asked myself do I really need to wast that much time - time that could be better spent doing nothing?

Serena Joy said...

This is true. Time when we can get away with doing nothing is much better spent. LOL.

Blue said...

Hers another for you:
If I had a hi-fi.

lol, thats all I got :P

Serena Joy said...

That's good enough, Blue.:-)

Hale McKay said...

That's a new one on me, Blue. And a good one.