Saturday, July 7, 2007

Sit on a potato pan, Otis



Hello!

Does anyone know what is special about the title to this post? Yes, that's right (and 10 points to you!) - it is a palindrome. Woohoo!

I have been thinking about palindromes lately, especially some of my most favorites ones. I think that we are all familiar with:

- A man, a plan, a canal: Panama

I just learned some new ones, though!

- Lonely tylenol
- I prefer Pi
- Was it Eliot's toilet I saw? (I love this one!!)


AND, there is apparently a word for an extreme fear of palindromes (I apologize if any of you suffer from this):


AIBOHPHOBIA (Phobia backwards and forwards, natch!)

Anybody know any fun ones? My brain totally celebrates when I think about these words and phrases - they are just so delightful!


(And thanks to http://www.palindromelist.com/ for the graphic at the top!)

3 comments:

doubleknot said...

Thanks for visiting my blog sorry it took me so long to visit yours I have limited use of my computer.

Just love the palindromes. I never can think of things like that so rely upon others so I can be the one to read and enjoy them.

Kentucky Shan said...

I find it hilarious that the fear of palindromes is "phobia" backwards--if you had it, you could never tell anyone what it was because you would be too afraid.

Cooper said...

Did Hannah say as Hannah did?

Did I do, O God, did I as I said I'd do? Good, I did!

Do geese see God?