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Audiendus
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Palindromes

Postby Audiendus » Fri May 15, 2020 9:20 pm

You are invited to make up palindromic sentences, or palindromic combinations of sentences. Here are some of mine:

Raw fog of war.
Mac's top nurses run pot scam.
No, Seville's mad damsel lives on.
No parts or clever Arsenal bar togs, eh? He's got Rab Lane's rare velcro strap on.

bnjtokyo
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Re: Palindromes

Postby bnjtokyo » Sun May 24, 2020 8:23 pm

I'm envious of people who can dream up palindromes. I can only find a few words that spell another when written backwards. However, you might find the following kid's joke in Japanese interesting. It works like this:
Kid A says "Say 'tebukuro' backwards"
('tebukuro' is the Japanese word for 'glove.' Japanese is a syllabic language so to say a word backwards means to pronounce the syllables in reverse order. So te-bu-ku-ro backwards becomes
Rokubute
Kid B says "Rokubute"
So now Kid A hits Kid B 6 times because
'roku' is 'six' and 'bute' is the 'te' (connective or non-final form) of the verb 'butsu,' 'hit'
So "rokubute" is an informal/familiar/casual way to say "hit me six times"


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