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  1. rootabaga

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    It's no wonder, it's a Palindrome Week! :D :D

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    Oh, I get it. 6-1*-16

    Rinse and repeat. :)
     
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    The palindrome of Bolton is "notlob". Are you sure it's not a pun? ;)
     
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    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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    At 4:45 in
     
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    ^^^Got it, thanks!
    Wow, were those guys YOUNG!!
     
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    Um ... I watched that sketch when it aired the first time. :p
     
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    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! :D
     
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    I don't understand. You mean you watched all their episodes but never memorized the sketches like the rest of us here? ;)
     
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    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. ;)
     
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    The Monty Python shows were a bit hit-and-miss for me, but I thought their films were really funny.
     
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    Benny was always funny and the scantily clad ladies didn't hurt.

    Back on topic;

    My favorite palindrome is,
    Madam I'm Adam
     
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    That was always the attraction for me, being an adolescent at the time :D

    That is a good one.
     
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    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
     
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    I have a short and simple one:

    radar
     
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    ^^^Even shorter and simpler, "dad."

    Timely, too. ;)

    There are some crazy complex ones. The longest I know off the top of my head is:

    "able was I ere I saw elba"
     
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    how about " noon " ?
     
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    Lisa Bonet ate no Basil
     
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    Which begs the question, why isn't 'palindrome' a palindrome? Couldn't they have called it a 'palinilap?
     
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    One of the great mysteries of the universe, you lunatic you.
     
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    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?
     
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    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! :eek:
    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.

    complete listings.

     
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