Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by rootabaga, Jun 14, 2016.
It's no wonder, it's a Palindrome Week!
Oh, I get it. 6-1*-16
Rinse and repeat.
The palindrome of Bolton is "notlob". Are you sure it's not a pun?
Bolton isn't a palindrome (which is defined as a word or number that reads the same backwards and forwards, for example "7004007" or "civic". It can also extend to phrases, such as "never odd or even". It's not just a generic word (or bad singer) backwards.
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^^^Got it, thanks!
Wow, were those guys YOUNG!!
Um ... I watched that sketch when it aired the first time.
I have to admit I was never a big fan of Monty Python...though I was old enough to have seen that on first airing as well!
I don't understand. You mean you watched all their episodes but never memorized the sketches like the rest of us here?
Nah, I really never watched the show. Even the "holy grail" movie I didn't find to be the holy grail of comedy. I did quite enjoy "A Fish Called Wanda" although that's not quite the same thing. In the British Humour genre my favorite was Benny Hill.
The Monty Python shows were a bit hit-and-miss for me, but I thought their films were really funny.
Benny was always funny and the scantily clad ladies didn't hurt.
Back on topic;
My favorite palindrome is,
Madam I'm Adam
That was always the attraction for me, being an adolescent at the time
That is a good one.
My favorite Python-esque movie, and a cult classic comedy, is Yellowbeard. I defy anyone into dry humor to get through that movie without laughing. It has an all-star cast of comic actors of the day (and a few surprises), and never ceases to amuse me.
One long palindrome:
Dog lived as a devil god
I have a short and simple one:
^^^Even shorter and simpler, "dad."
There are some crazy complex ones. The longest I know off the top of my head is:
"able was I ere I saw elba"
how about " noon " ?
Lisa Bonet ate no Basil
Which begs the question, why isn't 'palindrome' a palindrome? Couldn't they have called it a 'palinilap?
One of the great mysteries of the universe, you lunatic you.
If you start down the road of language logic fallacies, you're going on a very long trip.
For example, why do we drive on a parkway but park in a driveway?
And if young pigs are piglets, why aren't young chickens chicklets? And WHY do we still "dial" our phones?
What's up with animal groupings, too?
A flange of baboons.
A murder of crows.
A coalition of cheetah.
A peregrine of wombat. (Don't the poor wombats have enough problems already?)
And the peregrine faclon? No, it's not a 'wombat of peregrines' which it should be, just to be fair, but alas they have NO group designation!
A smack or a fluther of jellyfish.
An exaltation of lark.
And let's not forget that when momma spider has her babies, she has a clutter of spiderlings.