A palindrome is a word or sentence that reads the same forward and backward.
When deciding if something is a palindrome or not, punctuation is considered not to count. So, “Madam, I’m Adam” is allowed.
They can be quite simple—racecar, Hannah, eye, radar—or quite complicated: Go hang a salami. I’m a lasagna hog.
They can even be whole words: Women understand men. Few men understand women.
Possibly the best-known palindrome is, “A man. A plan. A canal. Panama.”
Palindromes were popular in ancient times. There’s even a 2D palindrome still around from Ancient Rome (see the graphic above).
Some people get excited about palindromic dates too. Like February 2, 2020: 02/02/2020.
The Simpsons did an episode on “Rise to vote, sir”. Feel free to have some fun designing your own.
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