Palindromes are words or sentences that read the same backwards as they do forwards — a symmetrical collection of letters.
Composing a palindrome is no easy feat, which is why you don’t see them all too often. The longer they are, the harder they are to write. Some are funny, others are rude. Here are a few prime examples that might hurt your brain.
One word, seven letters
The classic, one-word palindrome appreciated by NASCAR fans everywhere.
Dammit, I’m mad
Three words, 11 letters
This is one of the internet’s favorite palindromes. A pure expression of frustration, whichever way you look at it.
Never odd or even
Four words, 14 letters
Another classic — implausible both in meaning and existence.
Satan oscillate my metallic sonatas
Five words, 31 letters
An abstract request for the devil himself. Are metallic sonatas a metaphor? Is the speaker referring to the oscillations of the sonatas’ soundwaves? We may never know.
Marge lets Norah see Sharon’s telegram
Six words, 31 letters
Marge is betraying Sharon but letting Norah get in on all the gossip.
Doc, note: I dissent. A fast never prevents a fatness. I diet on cod.
Fourteen words, 52 letters
Interesting dietary advice from a patient who has taken nutrition into their own hands.
Dennis, Nell, Edna, Leon, Nedra, Anita, Rolf, Nora, Alice, Carol, Leo, Jane, Reed, Dena, Dale, Basil, Rae, Penny, Lana, Dave, Denny, Lena, Ida, Bernadette, Ben, Ray, Lila, Nina, Jo, Ira, Mara, Sara, Mario, Jan, Ina, Lily, Arne, Bette, Dan, Reba, Diane, Lynn, Ed, Eva, Dana, Lynne, Pearl, Isabel, Ada, Ned, Dee, Rena, Joel, Lora, Cecil, Aaron, Flora, Tina, Arden, Noel, and Ellen sinned.
Sixty-three words, 263 letters
Sounds like a good party! This is simply a list of names of people who have sinned, but it is in fact a palindrome.