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Commutative, or “semantically palindromic” sentences

Being a mathematician with mathematician friends, my friends and I occasionally like to joke about the peculiarities of the English language. This one came up recently: Obviously, most English ...
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What word describes text having a different meaning backwards and forwards?

Jonathan Reed's poem 'Lost Generation' is a pessimistic view of the future if read forwards. However, if you read it backwards linewise (not wordwise), it is still semantically meaningful, but the ...
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Word for number or word that reads the same when inverted or mirrored

The number I am thinking of is 80808. This is a palindrome. However, it is more than a palindrome, because it can be flipped or mirrored and will still read the same way. Is there a word for this?
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What is the longest palindromic phrase?

Somewhat related to this question, but I'm interested in a phrase, not just a single word. The longest I am aware of is A man, a plan, a canal: Panama Are there longer palindromic phrases?
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What is the longest palindrome word in English? [closed]

I want to know what the longest palindrome word is.