2010 brings with it a New Year’s bonus — a date that’s the same backward and forwards, Jan. 2, 2010 or 01/02/2010.

From M-W online:
palindrome: a word, verse, or sentence (as “Able was I ere I saw Elba”) or a number (as 1881) that reads the same backward or forward

Mostly, we think of palindromes as words, the simplest being three-letter words that begin and end with the same letter:

  • mom, dad, gag, poop, nun, aha, ere

Some multi-syllabic examples:

  • A Toyota
  • racecar
  • solos


  • A man, a plan, a cat, a canal – Panama
  • Dumb mud
  • Top spot

And, sentences:

  • Madam, I’m Adam.
  • Sex at noon, taxes.
  • Was it a rat I saw?
  • I did, did I?

January 02 2010 03:12 pm | General