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    Re: Words which are the same spelt backwards or forwards

    Quote Originally Posted by aliaa View Post
    This sentence can be read forward and backword:

    MADAM I AM ADAM
    No it can't! Backwards it reads MADA MA I MADAM

    How about ROTAVATOR (an alternative name for a rotary tiller, a machine for digging earth, named from a manufacturer of such implements)

    Here's another:
    The Sator Square is a word square containing a Latin palindrome featuring the words SATOR AREPO TENET OPERA ROTAS written in a square so that they may be read top-to-bottom, bottom-to-top, left-to-right, and right-to-left. The earliest known appearance of the square was found in the ruins of Herculaneum.
    The square rearranges to form a Greek cross reading PATER NOSTER horizontally and vertically, leaving two of the letters A and O, taken as Alpha and Omega. Thus, the square is linked with Christianity and may have been a safe, hidden way for early Christians to signal their presence to each other in a city. A Sator Square uncovered in Manchester, England is said to be the earliest known evidence of Christianity in Britain.

    Sator Square - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: Words which are the same spelt backwards or forwards

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Pulju View Post
    There once was a man named Dan. He was wise and attracted many followers. They all lived near him and became known as Dan's clan.
    The government feared the Clan of Dan for their enlightened wisdom, and plotted their downfall. They passed laws and soon the Clan of Dan was exiled to live by the river. There they had plenty of water, however.
    The government saw that they had water and plotted some more. They evicted the Clan of Dan from its land, forcing it to move far from the river.
    But the members of the clan were wise, and they dug a trench from the river to their new land.
    Then the government passed a new law that forbade the Clan of Dan from taking any water anywhere in the state. So they dug the trench all the way north to the Canadian border, and the Canadian government promised them water, and the trench became a great canal, and so they prevailed.

    And the moral of this dumb story, if you didn't already see it a mile away,
    is
    A Dan, a clan, a canal - Canada!
    POOR DAN IS IN A DROOP

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    Re: Words which are the same spelt backwards or forwards

    Quote Originally Posted by aliaa View Post
    This sentence can be read forward and backword:

    MADAM I AM ADAM
    Will this pass:

    MADAM I'M ADAM

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    Re: Words which are the same spelt backwards or forwards

    Quote Originally Posted by SUDHKAMP View Post
    Will this pass:

    MADAM I'M ADAM
    Actually, that is the palindrome. The other one would read backwards as: MADAM, A I MADAM. Clearly, that is not a palindrome.




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    Re: Words which are the same spelt backwards or forwards

    Every line in the song "Bob" by "Weird Al" Yankovic is a palindrome.

    Lyrics:

    http://www.com-www.com/weirdal/bob.html

    And you'll probably find the music video on youtube ;)

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    Re: Words which are the same spelt backwards or forwards

    Was it Eliot's toilet I saw

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    Re: Words which are the same spelt backwards or forwards

    Quote Originally Posted by Copy-editor View Post
    Was it Eliot's toilet I saw
    Aah Haa!

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    Re: Words which are the same spelt backwards or forwards

    That would be called a palindromic word or herteronym



    Crazygood,

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    Re: Words which are the same spelt backwards or forwards

    Very good nice information thanks for this post

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    Re: Words which are the same spelt backwards or forwards

    Gateman sees name, garageman sees nametag..

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