(a variety of palindrome words, both historical and modern)

Palindromes which show the creative manipulations of words

Palindromes are word phrases or numbers that read the same forward or backward.

Madam, I'm Adam. = (in reverse order) Madam, I'm Adam.

Madam, in Eden I'm Adam!

When Adam asked Eve who she was, she might have responded with the palindrome: "Eve, mad Adam, Eve!"

A man, a plan, a canal, Panama! (written by English author Leigh Mercer who is said to have written it for Ferdinand de Lesseps, the man who started construction on the Panama Canal).

Was it a cat I saw?

Step on no pets.

Draw pupil's lip upward.

Doc, note, I dissent. A fast never prevents a fatness. I diet on cod.

Dog as a devil deified

Deified lived as a god.

So patient a doctor to doctor a patient so.

Girl, bathing on Bikini, eyeing boy, finds boy eyeing bikini on bathing-girl.

You can cage a swallow, can't you, but you can't swallow a cage, can you?

Bores are people that say that people are bores.

Women understand men; few men understand women.

The famous palindrome, "NOON" when capitalized is viewed the same backward, forward, and upside down.

Pa's a sap.

Ma is a nun, as I am.

Live not on evil.

He lived as a devil, eh?

Won't lovers revolt now?

Ma is as selfless as I am.

A dog! A panic in a pagoda!

Was it a bar or a bat I saw?

Was it a car or a cat I saw?

Draw putrid dirt upward.

Do nine men interpret? Nine men, I nod.

"Reviled did I live," said I, as evil I did deliver.

Lew, Otto has a hot towel.

Niagara, O roar again!

Palindrome Pairs

An enthusiastic opera singer; avid diva

An uninspired poet; drab bard

Performing rodents; star rats

Half of a double boiler; top pot

An x-rated film; leer reel

Also see this unit about other pali-; palim-, palin- words.