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What are some palindromic words?

Asked by wizard (698points) June 4th, 2008 from iPhone

Please, no links to sites or googling. Example of a palindromic word; racecar, rotor, civic, eye, level and radar. They are all spelled the same way backwards.

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jlm11f's avatar

malayalam (its a language)

wizard's avatar

@tennis, eye-ewe?

AstroChuck's avatar

Tut tut, Madam Eve.

jlm11f's avatar

ah that’s because i spelled it wrong. i fixed it now!

Notreallyhere's avatar


wizard's avatar

@wildflower; see description.

eambos's avatar

Its not one word, but a phrase: A man, a plan, a canal, panama.

wizard's avatar

Very nice Eambos!

wizard's avatar

Murdrum, mesem, kakkak, degged,
look them up =D

Back atcha PnL! Typo!

jlm11f's avatar

mesum does not equal musem

playthebanjo's avatar

Able Was I Ere I Saw Elba

playthebanjo's avatar

but the best ever:

Go hang a salami; I’m a lasagna hog.

wizard's avatar

Nice Playthebanjo! Hahaha

wildflower's avatar

does LOL count?
otherwise, can only think of a couple of Danish words:
kok (cook)
ror (steering wheel)

playthebanjo's avatar

Yo, banana boy!

wizard's avatar



They are different.

simone54's avatar

Two different words “A” and “I”.

brownlemur's avatar

Last year in Madagascar I wrote about 37 palindromes. Here is a smattering of them (and nobody said they had to make sense):

Drab et al. loots on signals. Flu! Woe be ill-adept racecart
pedal. Lie! Beowulf slang is no stool, late bard.

Sort nitro bats a few, we fast abort intros!

Sit fat tub to prison? No sir, pot. But Taft is!

jstringham21's avatar


It’s Finnish.

Vincentt's avatar

Not a word but a Dutch sentence: mooie zeden in Ede zei oom.

Also see

Oh, and I’ve just started a project with the name Pivip, which is a palindrome :)

Seesul's avatar

ZOONOOZ. The first one I ever learned growing up in San Diego. It’s the name of the magazine for the members of the San Diego Zoo. It’s not only the same backwards and forwards, but upsidedown!
Al Yankovic has an entire song (Bob) of palindromes.

breedmitch's avatar

Joke: The president of the world palindrome society just bought a new car: A Toyota.

brownlemur's avatar

@breedmitch – Yes, but on weekends she uses a kayak.

Seesul's avatar

I would have put that up with my answer, but the ? asked for no links.

phoenyx's avatar

@wizard doh, I didn’t read the question carefully.

goldilocks's avatar

Had, Alas, salad ah!
Hehe it doesn’t make much sense :)

ezraglenn's avatar


or, a family favorite: A woman, a plan, a canal, panamowa.

AstroChuck's avatar

I’ve always wanted to visit Panamow√°.

gooch's avatar

Sit on a potato pan Otis.

AstroChuck's avatar

-“Madam in Eden, I’m Adam”

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