Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[language] Can’t sleep, palindromes will eat me

Light sleeper tonight. Not medical issues, more like one of my once-every-week-or-ten-days not quite sleeping heavily. For some reason, my mind has been racing on palindromes. I don’t mean good ones, I mean more along the lines of “Bacon’s town wots no cab.”

Here’s a few others Fred coughed up in the dark:

“O, had I but stub Idaho.”
“Sax Etta at Texas.”
“Some gals slag emos.”
“May drawer reward yam.”
“Emit not on time.”

Each of those has some meaning, if you torture them enough. I also got to thinking about palindromic phrases, such as:

“and DNA”
“race car”
“sward draws”

What does this mean? Heck if I know. I think my story processor blew a vacuum tube or something.

What’s your favorite palindrome?

Originally published at jlake.com. You can comment here or there.

Tags: funny, language
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