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“Never odd or even” – more palindromes!

OK, this blog will get off palindromes shortly and back to more strictly mathematical topics…

But in the meantime, since it’s still today (today being 01-02-2010), and since palindromes are surely on the mathematical side of literature, we’ll stay with the subject a bit longer.

We found the fun-with-words website has an excellent store of palindromes.  Stand-out ones for mathematicians include:

  • Never odd or even
  • Sums are not set as a test on Erasmus
  • Some men interpret nine memos
  • And for the philosophically inclined, this has got to be a favourite:

    Dogma: I am God


    You can also find an entire poem written as a palindrome, “Doppelgaenger“, as well as a whole page devoted to the Panama palindrome:

    A man, a plan, a cat, a ham, a yak, a yam, a hat, a canal – Panama!

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