A palindrome is a text (a single word or more) that reads the same backwards as forwards.
Easy Examples of Palindrome
It's my gym whichever way you look at it.
More Examples of Palindromes
Punctuation isn't considered when creating palindromes.
He did, eh?
Borrow or rob?
Do geese see God?
No lemons, no melon
No, it is open on one position.
Norma is as selfless as I am, Ron.
Cigar? Toss it in a can. It is so tragic.
Marge, let's send a sadness telegram.
Anne, I vote more cars race Rome to Vienna.
Why Should I Care about Palindromes?
Palindromes are created for fun or for the challenge. For teachers, writing palindromes can be a useful way to encourage students to play with letters and words. However, they must be careful not to involve students suffering with aibohphobia (a fear of palindromes), a condition first recognized by Dr. Awkward in 1881 in Allagalla.
Palindromes are created for fun. They have no obvious appeal in literary or business writing. Dammit, I’m mad!
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