Wednesday, 10 March 2021
Reversing Verse: Limericks About CLASSIC PALINDROMES, part #4
This post provides a continuation of previous wordplay collections displayed on December 5, 2020, January 5, 2021, and February 5, 2021. In those earlier posts, classic palindromes (phrases and sentences whose letters are ordered identically when they are read either forwards or backwards) were described and extolled in verse; the topics of discussion, eight in each post, were as follows:
1. Dennis sinned
2. Drawn onward
3. Gnu dung
4. Yreka bakery
5. Lonely Tylenol
6. UFO tofu
7. Too hot to hoot
8. Never odd or even
9. Sex at noon taxes
10. No 'X' in Nixon.
11. A Santa at NASA
12. T. Eliot's toilet
13. Madam, I'm Adam
14. Sex of foxes
15. Able ere Elba
16. A Toyota's a Toyota
17. Mr. Owl ate my metal worm
18. Emil's lime
19. To idiot: (The palindromic grouch)
20. A dim or fond 'No!' from Ida
21. No lemon, no melon (fruitless)
22. See bees
23. Ma is as selfless as I am
24. O stone, be not so (Roger Stone)
Please note that, continuing the convention adopted in the previous posts, there will be an exclusive correlation between green italicized font and palindromes. But not all of the palindromes displayed within the verses' lines are in the 'classic repertoire'. Some are recent concoctions by the author.
25. Zeus sees Suez
26. Step on no pets
27. Do geese see God?
28. Negation A: No 'D'; No 'L' -- London
29. Negation B: No! It is opposition
30. The Palindromic Signpost: Yell Alley, Llama Mall, etc.
31. A man, a plan, a canal -- Panama
You can enjoy reading about an allegorical workshop at which the iconic 'Panama Palindrome' was almost discovered by clicking this link.
But, there are also more versified classic palindromes to review. Proceed to the next collection and view classic spoofs on the IPP (Iconic Panama Palindrome) here (link available after April 5, 2021).
Posted by Giorgio Coniglio at March 10, 2021