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palindrome:

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[Gr.,=something read backward], rearrangement of the letters of a word or words to make another word or other words. A famous Latin anagram was an answer made out of a question asked by Pilate.
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Palindrome

 

a sentence or verse that can be read, by letters or by words, backward or forward; both readings will make sense and usually will be identical. “Madam, I’m Adam” is an example of an English palindrome.

The artistic quality of a palindrome depends on the structure of a given language. In Russian and other European languages, palindromes usually sound artificial and unintelligible, whereas in Chinese, for instance, many highly artistic poems are palindromes. Examples of Russian palindromes can be found in V. V. Khlebnikov’s narrative poem Razin’s Boat and in works by V. Ia. Briusov, I. L. Sel’vinskii, and A. A. Voznesenskii.

palindrome

[′pal·ən‚drōm]
(genetics)
A nucleic acid sequence that is self-complementary.
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Well known palindromists dominated the SymmyS nominations and awards, starting with the World Palindrome Championship finalists: Jon Agee, John Connett, MIT Professor Nick Montfort, Barry Duncan (about whom The Believer wrote a much-publicized feature article), Doug Fink, and Martin Clear of Australia.
It included Mark Saltveit, stand-up comedian and editor of The Palindromist (a magazine and website); Jon Agee, successful author of five books of palindromes; Barry Duncan, who had recently received considerable publicity as a palindromist; John Connett, author of over 5000 published palindromes; Nick Montfort, author of the palindromic book "2002"; and myself, possibly the most prolific author of single-sentence palindromes on the MockOK site.
I still start with a pair of reversible chunks of text, not a pivot, which may be different to most palindromists.
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In the 1960s, Martin Gardner sent me a note by the famed British palindromist Leigh Mercer, giving 23 examples in five different languages of long line-by-line acrostics found in Shakespeare.