were said to have been invented by the Greek poet Sotades the Obscene of Maronea in the third century B.
Because we are not concerned with regular palindromic GSPs we will exclude from our formula all integers n such that their digital sum is also palindromic, since these are the only numbers that yield regular palindromes
from the concatenation: n_ds(n)_ds(n)_n.
While I was in the nuthouse, I contrived a couple palindromes
that can only be called psychotic.
Notice, for example, Borgmann's consistent disinterest in sentence palindromes
, whenever circumstances do not compel him to deal with them, as opposed to his fascination with single-word palindromes
and reversals, and compare that preference to the article writer's exclusive focus on sentence-length and longer palindromes
--clearly, the two writers could not be further apart in this regard.
An interesting point with respect to internal palindromes
and regular inflection is that Type A examples are quite rare.
This year there were four categories of SymmyS: short palindromes
, long palindromes
, word unit palindromes
, and poetry.
written before World War II are unlikely to so much as a hint at the topic, whereas in the postwar era, especially in latter times, one finds increasingly frank references to sex in sotadics, even at times a seeming obsession with the subject.
I started with A, then went I went back and tried to figure out how to put their names into perfect palindromes
that had real words, real names (referring to a real celebrity).
Too hot to hoot" has long been one of our more popular palindrome
"chestnuts," being cited in print almost as often as the well-known "Panama" and "Able/Elba" palindromes
The field for the WPC was by invitation and consisted of those palindromists who had written and published palindromes
It's a very solitary pleasure, as I know not a soul on this continent with even any interest in reading palindromes
, let alone writing them.
Note that SEXES is the only palindrome
on this list.