Friday, May 14, 2010

Palindrome pride

I love palindromes. Why I don't know but I think they are pretty cool and this afternoon while I was surfing the web, I stumbled across one of the longest palindromes I've ever heard in my life. What is a palindrome you may be asking?  The definition (according to Merriam Webster) is a word, verse, sentence or a number that reads the same backward or forward.  So easy examples would be "bob", "winnow" or "1881". However, once you get beyond a few letters I'm hard pressed to think of palindromes, which is why I was so impressed when I read this one, "was it a cat i saw". 

W-A-S-I-T-A-C-A-T-I-S-A-W

Do you know of any other palindromes that are equally impressive?

3 comments:

雅玲 said...

不要把生命看得太嚴肅,反正我們不會活著離開。...............................................................

BosGuy said...

Oy - not certain I'll be able to share this one with my friends, but thanks for the comment any way.

Ivan Vargas said...

I remember a palindromic page back in the early 2000s that had an actual sentence that in itself was a palindrome but I think the page has been removed...

Wikipedia has quite an article on the topic with the longest official word (in Finnish): saippuakivikauppias