The next time you have to go to a boring event, challenge yourself to speak in palindromes! Palindromes are words or sentences that read the same backwards as they do forwards — a symmetrical collection of letters (excluding punctuation and spaces). Composing a palindrome is no easy feat — the longer, the harder. Here are a few prime examples that might hurt your brain, but they'll win you big-time conversational points.
One word, seven letters
We're starting off small. The classic, one-word palindrome is appreciated by NASCAR fans everywhere.
Dammit, I’m mad
Three words, 11 letters
This is one of the internet’s favorite palindromes. It's a pure expression of frustration, either backwards or forwards.
Never odd or even
Four words, 14 letters
Another classic, but this palindrome just might send you down an existential tangent.
Satan, oscillate my metallic sonatas
Five words, 31 letters
Just because it's the same forward and backward doesn't mean it has to make sense, as in this 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
Did we miss this palindromic storyline on The Simpsons? 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
This palindrome might be as indecipherable as the doc's handwriting. It's 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! It might look like a simple list of people who have sinned, but it is indeed a palindrome.