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 ...
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 ...
I want to know what the longest palindrome word is.
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?
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?