I love palindromes.
In case you didn't know, a Palindrome is a word or sentence which reads the same from back to front.
Not surprisingly, it can be quite difficult to construct a long sentence which is a palindrome AND makes good sense.
Here is a list of palindromes.
Excuse the ones which are a bit mad.
I have allowed a whacky one here and there, for the sake of humour or imagination.
We can't be too fussy!
A dog! A panic in a pagoda!
A lad named E. Mandala
A man, a plan, a canal: Panama.
A new order began, a more Roman age bred Rowena.
A Toyota! Race fast, safe car! A Toyota!
Able was I ere I saw Elba. (The Napoleon Palindrome.)
Aerate pet area.
Air an aria.
Amen, icy cinema.
Amy, must I jujitsu my ma?
Are Mac ‘n’ Oliver ever evil on camera?
Are we not drawn onward, we few, drawn onward to new era?
Bar an arab.
Bombard a drab mob.
Borrow or rob?
Bursitis Rub (sounds possible!)
Cain: a maniac.
Cigar? Toss it in a can. It is so tragic.
Daedalus: nine. Peninsula: dead.(sounds like a good rugby game!.)
Dammit, I’m mad!
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. ( brilliant! )
Dentist: "Sit, Ned."
“Desserts, sis?” (Sensuousness is stressed).
Did Hannah see bees? Hannah did.
Did I cite Operas Are Poetic? I did.
Do nine men interpret? Nine men.( I nod.)
Do offer ref food.
Do, O God, no evil deed! Live on! Do good!
Dog doo? Good God!
Drab as a fool, aloof as a bard.
Drat such custard!
Draw nine men inward.
Draw, O coward!
Ed, I hung a gnu hide!
Ed, I saw Harpo Marx ram Oprah W. aside. (I'd like to see that!)
Egad! No bondage?
Elba Kramer saw I was remarkable.
Elk rap song? No sparkle.
Em to Greg: Gad! A dagger got me!
Eva, can I stab bats in a cave?
Gate man sees name, garage man sees name tag.
Go hang a salami, I’m a lasagna hog.
He did, eh?
Hey, Roy! Am I mayor? Yeh!
I prefer pi.
I saw desserts; I’d no lemons, alas no melon! Distressed was I.
I’m a pup, am I?
I’m a tuna nut, am I?
I’m a fool; aloof am I.
If I had a hi-fi…
Is it I? It is I!
Lager, sir, is regal.
Laminated E.T. animal
Let Omro open one poor motel.
Lid off a daffodil.
Live not on evil.
Ma has a ham.
Ma is a madam, as I am.
Ma is as selfless as I am.
Mad as Adam.
Madam, I’m Adam.
Madame, not one man is selfless; I name not one, madam.
Maps, DNA, and spam.
Marge lets Norah see Sharon’s telegram.
Mr. Owl ate my metal worm.
Murder for a jar of red rum.
Must sell at tallest sum.
Naomi, did I moan?
Ned, I am a maiden.
Neil, an alien.
Never odd or even.
Niagara, O roar again!
No “x” in “Nixon.”
No, I save on final perusal – a sure plan if no evasion.
No, tie it on.
Now I won
NOW NO SWIMS ON MON ( works upside-down too.)
Nurse, I spy gypsies. Run!
O Geronimo, no minor ego.
O, stone, be not so.
Pull up, Eva, we’re here! Wave! Pull up!
Put Eliot’s toilet up.
Race fast, safe car!
Repel a leper.
Revered now, I live on. O did I do no evil, I wonder, ever?
“Reviled did I live,” said I, “as evil I did deliver!”
Rise to vote, sir.
“Rum… rum…” I murmur.
Selim’s tired – no wonder, it’s miles!
Sex at noon taxes.
Sh…Tom sees moths.
Sir, I’m Iris.
So many dynamos!
Star comedy by Democrats.
Stella won no wallets.
Step on no pets.
Straw? No, too stupid a fad; I put soot on warts.
Stressed was I ere I saw desserts.
Sums are not set as a test on Erasmus.
Ten animals I slam in a net.
Todd erases a red dot.
Tons o’ snot.
Too bad I hid a boot.
Top step’s pup’s pet spot.
Tulsa night life: filth, gin, a slut.
Was it Eliot’s toilet I saw?
We panic in a pew.
Wet sanitary rat in a stew. (tasty!)
Won’t lovers revolt now?
Yawn a more Roman way.
Yawn…Madonna fan? No damn way!!
I have a great Palindrome Book, written by someone who suffered from severe insomnia.
If you have trouble sleeping, have a go!
Make up your own!