Playing with words Part 2: palindromes

PalindromePalindrome,  a word or phrase the letters of which, when taken in reverse order, give the same word or phrase.

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.

Musical Monday: Magma

Bon anniversaire Princess Perfect!

My darling daughter is 17 today.

Cake and cat combo - purrfection.

Cake and cat combo – purrfection.

Amber's 17th birthday P

 

Musical Monday: Noir Désir

Advent of advent calendars

For the first time in many, many years I have an advent calendar to open! My wife bought me this as she couldn't resist this After Eight Big Ben model. Nor me.

For the first time in many, many years I have an advent calendar to open! My wife treated me as she couldn’t resist this After Eight Big Ben model. Nor me.

This is my daughter's advent calendar. She's 17 this month but insists on having one; my 20-year-old son also has one adorning his apartment. Will we never grow up!

This is my daughter’s advent calendar. She’s 17 this month but insists on having one; my 20-year-old son also has one adorning his apartment. Will we never grow up!

Musical Monday: The Eagles

Turning over an old leaf . . .

BEFORE

Leaves 28 November 2014 A

DURING

Leaves 28 November 2014 BLeaves 28 November 2014 C

AFTER

Leaves 28 November 2014 D