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Postby sluggo » Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:25 pm

The Palindrome Dome: post your faves.

My favorite, if I were forced to select one, would be:

"Do good? I?? No! Evil anon I deliver; I maim nine more hero-men in Saginaw; sanitary sword a-tuck, Carol, I ... Lo! Rack-cut a drowsy rat in Aswan! I gas nine more hero-men in Miami. Reviled, I (Nona) live on. I do, o God!"

("I" = midpoint)

OK it's a little cheap because of the proper names. But funny.

The nice thing about palindromes is you only have to remember half of it.
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Re: PALINDROMES

Postby Slava » Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:43 pm

sluggo wrote:The nice thing about palindromes is you only have to remember half of it.
Which half of this one needs remembering?

SATOR
AREPO
TENET
OPERA
ROTAS
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Postby sluggo » Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:03 pm

The first, as always.
But is it a sentence?

Another, related to my former career:

"I madam, I made radio! I dared!
Am I mad?? AM I??"

It should be on my tombstone.
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Postby Slava » Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:18 pm

sluggo wrote:The first, as always.
But is it a sentence?

Another, related to my former career:

"I madam, I made radio! I dared!
Am I mad?? AM I??"

It should be on my tombstone.
Yes, it is a valid Latin sentence.

As to making radio, I didn't realize your real name was Popov.

And, in regards your tombstone; whatever may be upon it, may that be some goodly time from now.
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:32 pm

I agree, may it be a goodly time from now.

I am sort of lost concerning the "valid Latin sentence" and
the Popov. Maybe by brain has become snowbound.
Enlighten me.
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Postby Slava » Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:26 am

LukeJavan8 wrote:I agree, may it be a goodly time from now.

I am sort of lost concerning the "valid Latin sentence" and
the Popov. Maybe by brain has become snowbound.
Enlighten me.
My square palindrome reads, "Sator arepo tenet opera rotas." This is a legitimate full sentence in Latin. Loosely translated it means, "Sator's in charge."

Popov is considered by the Russians to be the inventor of the radio. So, when Sluggo wrote about making radio, I made the wild leap and connected them.
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Postby sluggo » Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:48 am

Alexander Popov used a coherer attached to a vertical wire designed to record atmospheric disturbances. One of the early experimenters with electricity, magnetism and eventually radio waves. He's not me, even if I've been known to Popov now and again... :roll: But thank ye for the goodly time.

Oops- gotta get back on topic...

Here's one I bandy about when it looks like my adversary is acting obsequiously:

"Rise, sir lapdog! God, pal! Rise, sir!"

Are we not drawn onward, we few, drawn onward to new era?
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:08 pm

I know on this thread I will just sit back and enjoy.
You are both too good for me. I guess I knew about
Popov but did not make the connection and as for the
valid Latin sentence, I did not see the sentence in
the column form: Sator arepo tenet opera rotas.
But I do now. I am borrowing sluggo's term: I am
somewhat sluggish. But I know I had better come up
with a new one for this: perhaps something connected
with sheep???
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:10 pm

As mentioned elsewhere the only palindrome I was
personally connected to was a friend whose last
name was Noxon. I do need to work on them. Never
really had much to do with them, but I enjoy this
thread, and look for more "inspiration" from you two.
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Postby Slava » Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:21 pm

We've left out the two most famous ones, so far:

Madam, I'm Adam

Able was I ere I saw Elba
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:48 pm

Madam, I'm Adam.
Now that is another I'm familiar seeing somewhere.
(I'm no good with them, but love seeing them.)
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Postby sluggo » Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:49 am

Of course, simple insertion of proper names must be considered a cheap stretch device-- here's prolly the worst example:

Dennis, Nell, Edna, Leon, Nedra, Anita, Rolf, Nora, Alice, Carol, Leo, Jane, Reed, Dena, Dale, Basil, Rae, Penny, Lana, Dave, Denny, Lena, Ida, Bernadette, Ben, Ray, Lila, Nina, Jo, Ira, Mara, Sara, Mario, Jan, Ina, Lily, Arne, Bette, Dan, Reba, Diane, Lynn, Ed, Eva, Dana, Lynne, Pearl, Isabel, Ada, Ned, Dee, Rena, Joel, Lora, Cecil, Aaron, Flora, Tina, Arden, Noel, and Ellen sinned.

Although sometimes invocation of a single name can work well:

Depardieu, go razz a rogue I draped.

I used to have a nice website source -- in search of "Dennis" I found this one. It looks promising :mrgreen:

"Able was I ere I saw Elba" is also known as "Napoleon's Lament".
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:37 pm

You are really good. Do you stay up nights figuring
these out???? All those names, would drive me crazy,
(crazier). If I start with palindromes I probably will never
stop: sort of like crosswords, or potato chips.
I have, however, bookmarked that site. Thanks.
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Postby sluggo » Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:31 pm

No, not at all. I've read these before, and went looking for it. The first few are from memory.
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Postby sluggo » Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:13 pm

A longer classic to chew on:

Edna Waterfall

Deliver no evil, avid diva I saw die.
Render an unsung aria for erotogenic id.
O never egg Alec Naif, fairer Edna Waterfall, a nonassimilative volatile reef-dweller - apparelless brag!

Natasha I saw die; render an unsung aria.
For Edna Waterfall - a liar - familiar feuds live.
...Dastard Ogre and Edna!

Pupils, one tacit song or poem (or didos deft).
Celestial lives (Ida rapt as Naomi) laud smegma.
Alas! Keep never a frondlet on.
So did no solo snoop malign Irised sad eyen.

Oh dewes yen - Oh tressed May noon, hello! Tacit songs rev!
Love's barge of assent carts base tarts, a cerise deb abed, unreined flesh.
Sin - a viand - Edna sees and Edna has.
Or bust fossettes, or redder rosettes.
Soft sub-rosa hand Edna sees;
And Edna, I vanish - self-denier!

Nude babe, desire castrates abstractness.
A foe grabs evolver's Gnostic atoll, eh? No!
On, yam (dessert-honeysewed), honeyed as desiring!
I lampoon solos on didos, not eld nor far.
Even peek! "Salaam, gems dual", I moan.
Sat Paradise Villa, its elect fed.

So did Romeo prognosticate no slip-up.
And Edna, ergo, drats a devil's due: "Frail! I'm a frail all a-fret, a-wander!"
O fair Agnus nun, a red Nereid was I.

Ah, Satan, garb's seller, apparel (lewd fee) relit a love vital I miss anon.
All a-fret, a wanderer I affiance - Lagger even odic - in ego "torero".

Fair Agnus nun, a red Nereid was I.
Avid diva, live on reviled!

(Unknown- published by Howard Bergerson)

(Midpoint is the last R of redder)

Many many more (though not this one) here.
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