Wow, what’s a palindrome?

Palindrome: from the Greek palíndromos - running back again

Palindrome: from the Greek palíndromos – running back again

A palindrome is a word, phrase, number, sentence, verse etc that reads the same backwards as it does forwards.

Examples of palindromes:

civic

dad

deed

Dennis and Edna sinned

eye

Eve

kayak

level

LOL

noon

Madam, I’m Adam

mum

Never odd, or even

nun

radar

refer

solos

wow

1881

1991

 

November 2nd 2011 was a rare eight-digit palindrome day if you write the date as 11022011.

However, here in the UK we would write this date as 02112011 so it wasn’t a palindrome day for us

The 11th November 2011 was a very rare palindrome day. The time and date was a same-numbered palindrome at 11 seconds past 11 minutes past 11 o’clock, on the 11th of November 2011 – 11.11.11. on 11.11.11

 

Can you think of any more palindromes? Share them with us in the comments 🙂

Angela Boothroyd

Angela Boothroyd

Freelance writer, English language teacher, at Botanical Linguist
Hi, I'm Angela, the creator of the Botanical Linguist site. I'm a freelance writer, linguist, and qualified English language teacher. I specialize in writing online course content, and blog posts and articles about business, education, and the English language. I’m also a writing coach for non-native users of English who want to blog better in English.
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