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    Anonymous Guest

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    what is the term for words that are spelled the same forwards and backwards? examples

    mom, wow, noon, and racecar.

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    Susie Smith Guest

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    Quote Originally Posted by EMAIL REMOVED - Send PM to This User Instead
    what is the term for words that are spelled the same forwards and backwards? examples

    mom, wow, noon, and racecar.
    These words are palindromes.
    :)

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    Here's what claims to be the longest palindromic sentence in the world:

    http://www.norvig.com/palindrome.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Here's what claims to be the longest palindromic sentence in the world:

    http://www.norvig.com/palindrome.html
    It's awful! I prefer shorter ones that "make sense". Do you happen to know the longest intelligible one? (I mean like "Adam, I'm Adam.)

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