I’m a little late to the party this week as we celebrate the world famous palindrome. Did you know that every date this week is the same backwards and forwards?
8/12/18 8/13/18 8/14/18 8/15/18 8/16/18 8/17/18 8/18/18
And be aware that tomorrow morning — August 18th at 18 minutes past 8 — it will be 8/18/18 8:18.
A palindrome is a word, phrase or sequence of letters that reads the same backward as forward, e.g., madam or nurses run. The meaning of the word or phrase may be interpreted the same way in either forward or reverse direction. Famous examples include
- Amore, Roma
- A man, a plan, a canal: Panama
- No ‘x’ in Nixon
Palindromelist.net contains a list of many common and user-submitted palindromes. Some are clever:
- A Toyota! Race fast, safe car! A Toyota!
- A Santa at NASA
- Dammit, I’m mad!
- So, cat tacos!
Some are downright ridiculous:
- A Santa dog lived as a devil God at NASA
- Marge, let’s send a sadness telegram
- Are we not drawn onward, we few, drawn onward to new era?
- Are Mac ‘n’ Oliver ever evil on camera?
Some I would actually use myself:
- Stressed desserts
- Amen icy cinema.
And here’s my favorite:
- As I pee, I see Pisa