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What is a palindrome?

A palindrome is a word, phrase, number or sequence of symbols that reads exactly the same backwards as it does forwards.

Examples of word palindromes are racecar, mom, dad, pop, deed, civic, pip, level, rotor, eye, nun, toot, radar, wow, Hannah.

Here are some phrase palindromes:

Never odd or even
Too bad, I hid a boot
Was it Eliot’s toilet I saw?
A Toyota! Race fast…safe car: a Toyota
Some men interpret nine memos
Oozy rat in a sanitary zoo
Lisa Bonet ate no basil
Do geese see God?
Dennis sinned
Madam, I’m Adam

And my personal favorite: A man, a plan, a canal—Panama!

Yours in crisp, error-free writing,
Jessica xx

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