I last looked at figures of speech and whatnot on this blog here, and decided this time to air my amusement with palindromes.
The most famous palindrome perhaps was “able was I ere I saw Elba”, reportedly uttered by Napoleon when he was imprisoned on the island of Elba. Hmmm. Highly likely that a Frenchman would concoct a palindrome in English!
Here are some of my favourites:
“A man, a plan, a canal, Panama!”
“Madam, I’m Adam”
“Doc, note: I dissent. A fast never prevents a fatness. I diet on cod”
“Never odd or even”
“Draw, O coward!”
“Eva, can I stab bats in a cave?”
“Was it a car or a cat I saw?”
“Do geese see God?”
“Dammit, I’m mad!”
“Go hang a salami, I’m a lasagna hog”
“Nurse, I spy gypsies. Run!”
And there are many more.