Re: palindromes

Subject: Re: palindromes
From: Len Olszewski <saslpo -at- UNX -dot- SAS -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 7 May 1993 13:22:06 -0500

> > From: Michele Berkes 615-576-2352 <BERKESM -at- A1 -dot- OSTI -dot- GOV>
> > To: Multiple recipients of list <copyediting-l -at- cornell -dot- edu>
> > Subject: palindromes
> > Date: Fri, 7 May 1993 11:08:24 -0400
> >
> There's an amazing book out now that is full of palindromes,
> each accompanied by an illustration. The title is the longest
> palindrome I can recall-- I'm a lasagna hog, go hang a salami
> I don't have the book in my personal collection, so I have no
> more information on author, publisher, etc. but I could
> probably find out if anyone would like to know more. It's
> worth looking up!
> >
> > Michele
> > berkesm -at- a1 -dot- osti -dot- gov
> >
> >

> Actually, that's cute, but it's not a palindrome. A palindrome
> according to Webster would read the same forwards or backwards.

> *******************************************************
> * Joyce M. Hammock *

A guy named Dan Hoey posted this on a newsgroup about a year ago. He
claimed he developed it using UNIX and some online dictionaries. It's
one of the longest plaindromes *I've* ever seen.

A man, a plan, a caret, a ban, a myriad, a sum, a lac, a liar,
a hoop, a pint, a catalpa, a gas, an oil, a bird, a yell, a vat,
a caw, a pax, a wag, a tax, a nay, a ram, a cap, a yam, a gay,
a tsar, a wall, a car, a luger, a ward, a bin, a woman, a vassal,
a wolf, a tuna, a nit, a pall, a fret, a watt, a bay, a daub,
a tan, a cab, a datum, a gall, a hat, a fag, a zap, a say, a jaw,
a lay, a wet, a gallop, a tug, a trot, a trap, a tram, a torr,
a caper, a top, a tonk, a toll, a ball, a fair, a sax, a minim,
a tenor, a bass, a passer, a capital, a rut, an amen, a ted,
a cabal, a tang, a sun, an ass, a maw, a sag, a jam, a dam, a sub,
a salt, an axon, a sail, an ad, a wadi, a radian, a room, a rood,
a rip, a tad, a pariah, a revel, a reel, a reed, a pool, a plug,
a pin, a peek, a parabola, a dog, a pat, a cud, a nu, a fan, a pal,
a rum, a nod, an eta, a lag, an eel, a batik, a mug, a mot, a nap,
a maxim, a mood, a leek, a grub, a gob, a gel, a drab, a citadel,
a total, a cedar, a tap, a gag, a rat, a manor, a bar, a gal,
a cola, a pap, a yaw, a tab, a raj, a gab, a nag, a pagan, a bag,
a jar, a bat, a way, a papa, a local, a gar, a baron, a mat, a rag,
a gap, a tar, a decal, a tot, a led, a tic, a bard, a leg, a bog,
a burg, a keel, a doom, a mix, a map, an atom, a gum, a kit,
a baleen, a gala, a ten, a don, a mural, a pan, a faun, a ducat,
a pagoda, a lob, a rap, a keep, a nip, a gulp, a loop, a deer,
a leer, a lever, a hair, a pad, a tapir, a door, a moor, an aid,
a raid, a wad, an alias, an ox, an atlas, a bus, a madam, a jag,
a saw, a mass, an anus, a gnat, a lab, a cadet, an em, a natural,
a tip, a caress, a pass, a baronet, a minimax, a sari, a fall,
a ballot, a knot, a pot, a rep, a carrot, a mart, a part, a tort,
a gut, a poll, a gateway, a law, a jay, a sap, a zag, a fat,
a hall, a gamut, a dab, a can, a tabu, a day, a batt, a waterfall,
a patina, a nut, a flow, a lass, a van, a mow, a nib, a draw,
a regular, a call, a war, a stay, a gam, a yap, a cam, a ray,
an ax, a tag, a wax, a paw, a cat, a valley, a drib, a lion,
a saga, a plat, a catnip, a pooh, a rail, a calamus, a dairyman,
a bater, a canal--Panama.

Some others from my personal collection:

Rise to vote sir
Madam I'm Adam
A Toyota! Race fast, safe car. A Toyota
You can cage a swallow can't you but you can't swallow a cage can you?
Madam in Eden, I'm Adam.
Sit on a potato pan, Otis.
Top step's pup's pet spot.
A fine snore, rare Ronsen IFA.
A man, a plan, a canal, Panama!
Satan oscillate my metallic sonatas.
Cigar? Toss it in a can, it is so tragic.
Unremarkable was I ere I saw Elba Kramer, nu?

I've got more, if anybody is interested. I'll send the whole deal to you
for the price of an email request. There are a lot of repeats, and some
questionable stretches, but if this kind of stuff interests you, hey,
give me a yank.

|Len Olszewski, Technical Writer |"You can observe a lot by watching."|
|saslpo -at- unx -dot- sas -dot- com|Cary, NC, USA| - Yogi Berra |
| Opinions this ludicrous are mine. Reasonable opinions will cost you.|

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