========================================== JOHN'S OFFICIAL PALINDROME LIST Version 2.2 April, 1995 John Jensen PLEASE SEND ANY COMMENTS OR ADDITIONS TO: firstname.lastname@example.org ========================================== "M" lab menial slain: embalm. "Miry rim! So many daffodils," Delia wailed, "slid off a dynamo's miry rim!" "Naomi, sex at noon taxes," I moan "Naomi," I Moan. (... Yawn.) Madonna Fan? No damn way! A dog! A panic in a pagoda! A dog, a plan, a canal: pagoda. A fine snore, rare Ronsen IFA. A Fool, A Tool, A Pool; LOOPALOOTALOOFA! And DNA and DNA and DNA . . . A relic, Odin! I'm a mini, docile Ra! A slut nixes sex in Tulsa. A tin mug for a jar of gum, Nita. A Toyota! Race fast, safe car. A Toyota A Toyota. Able was I ere I saw Elba. Age, irony, Noriega. Ah, Satan sees Natasha. Aha! Aibohphobia. (fear of palindromes) Al lets Della call Ed Stella. Alan Alda stops racecar, spots ad: "Lana-L.A." amaryllis sillyrama Animal loots foliated detail of stool lamina. Anne, I vote more cars race Rome to Vienna. Are we not drawn onward, we few, drawn onward to new era? Barge in! Relate mere war of 1991 for a were-metal Ernie grab! Bird rib. Bombard a drab mob. Bonk! One Mac. Newton sees not wen came (no knob). Bush saw Sununu swash sub. But sad Eva saved a stub. Cain: A maniac! Camus sees sumac. Cigar? Toss it in a can, it is so tragic. Daedalus: nine, Peninsula: dead. Dairy myriad. Dammit I'm Mad! Damn! I, Agassi, miss again! Mad! Dee saw a seed. Deified. Deirdre wets altar of St. Simons - no mists, for at last ewer dried. Del saw a sled. Delia saw I was ailed. Denim axes examined. Dennis and Edna sinned. Dennis, Nell, Edna, Leon, Nedra, Anita, Rolf, Nora, Alice, Carol, Leo, Jane, Reed, Dena, Dale, Basil, Rae, Penny, Lana, Dave, Denny, Lena, Ida, Bernadette, Ben, Ray, Lila, Nina, Jo, Ira, Mara, Sara, Mario, Jan, Ina, Lily, Arne, Betty, Dan, Reba, Diane, Lynn, Ed, Eva, Dana, Lynne, Pearl, Isabel, Ada, Ned, Dee, Rena, Joel, Lora, Cecil, Aaron, Flora, Tina, Arden,Noel, and Ellen sinned. Dennis sinned Depardieu, go razz a rogue I draped. Desserts, I stressed! Did I draw Della too tall, Edward? I did? Dior droid. DNA-land. Do geese see god? Do good? I? No! Evil anon I deliver. I maim nine more hero- men in Saginaw, sanitary sword a-tuck, Carol, I--lo!-- rack, cut a drowsy rat in Aswan. I gas nine more hero-men in Miami. Reviled, I (Nona) live on. I do, O God! Do not start at rats to nod. Doc, note I dissent a fatness. I diet on cod. Doc, note, I dissent: a fast never prevents a fatness; I diet on cod. Dot saw I was Tod. Drat Sadat, a dastard! Drat Saddam, a mad dastard! Draw, O coward! Dumb mud. E. Borgnine drags Dad's gardening robe. Ed is on no side. Ed, I saw Harpo Marx ram Oprah W. aside. Egad! A base tone denotes a bad age Egad! No bondage! Egad, a base life defiles a bad age. Egad, an adage! Emil saw a slime. Emit Eno one time. Emit no tot on time. Emu fat sap pasta fume Enid and Edna dine: Eda Nomel's lemonade Bel Paese a pleb Parkay yak rap Feeble el beef Roti de pup editor Eel, urbane hen a brulee Self-furnace Pecan ruffles Eno, rehtori. A fair other one. (Uncle, the rector. A fair other one.) Enola Devil lived alone. Er, go on, trap Steven in, I say. Me oh my! Nor can an "air" bee sew. We see, Brian. An acronym? Hoe my asinine vet's part? No, ogre! Eros' sis is sore Eros? Sidney, my end is sore! Eva can ignite virtuosos out riveting in a cave Eva, can I stab bats in a cave? Evil I did dwell, lewd did I live. Evil olive. Fart, R.A.F. Flee to me, remote elf. Flesh! Saw I Mimi wash self! Gert, I saw Ron avoid a radio-van - or was it Reg? Gnu dung. Go deliver a dare, vile dog Go hang a salami, I'm a lasagna hog. God damn! Mad dog. God lived as a devil dog God saw I was dog! God to Hanoi on a hot dog God! A red nugget! A fat egg under a dog! God, a saw was a dog! God, a slap! Paris, sir, appals a dog. God, Edam made dog. Goldenrod-adorned log Golf? No sir, prefer prison-flog. Gustav Klimt milk vats - ug! Harasoo, Sarah! He did, eh? He goddam mad dog, eh? He maps spam, eh? He stops spots, eh? He won snow, eh? He won't, ah, wander, Edna. What now, eh? I did not revert on didi I did, did I? I fled Delfi I maim Miami. I met System I. I roamed under it as a tired, nude Maori. I won, Karen, an era know I. I'm runnin'! - Nurmi I, man, am regal; a German am I. I, Mary, tramp martyr. Am I? I, Rasputin, knit up Sari. I, zani Nazi. If I had a hi-fi Is Don Adams mad? (A nod.) Si! Jar a tonga, nag not a raj. Kay, a red nude, peeped under a yak. Kayak salad - Alaska yak. Kayak. KC, answer DNA loop award. Emit time. Draw a Pool. Andrew, snack. Lager, Sir, is regal. Laid on no dial. Laminated E.T. animal. Lay a wallaby baby ball away, Al. Lee had a heel. Lem saw I was Mel. Lepers repel. Let O'Hara gain an inn in a Niagara hotel. Lew, Otto has a hot towel! Lid of fade, metallic soot, emit Garret-simple, help mister ragtime to oscillate me, daffodil. Lisa Bonet ate no basil. Live dirt up a side track carted is a putrid evil Live evil Live not on evil. Llewopnotyalc, Madam, I'm Adam Clayton Powell. Lonely Tylenol. Ma has a ham. Ma is a nun, as I am. Ma is as selfless as I am. Madam in Eden, I'm Adam. Madam, I'm Adam. Man, Eve let an irate tar in at eleven a.m. Man, Oprah's sharp on A.M. Marge lets Norah see Sharon's telegram. May a moody baby doom a yam? Mayhem, eh Yam? Murder for a jar of red rum Must sell at tallest sum. N.A. medico: "Negro Jamaica? A CIA major genocide, man." Nail, ligature, rut. A Gillian? Nam was a saw man Named undenominationally rebel, I rile Beryl. La, no! I tan. I'm, O Ned, nude man! Naomi, did I moan? Ned, go gag Ogden. Neil A. sees alien! Never odd or even Niagara, O roar again. No cabs' bulbs? A gnat's tool loots Tan "Gas" Blub's bacon. No gnu have never after fret far, even Eva hung on. No lemons, no melon. No misses ordered roses, Simon No side, no in union, Edison. No stetson hats. Operas are post. Ah, no stetson. No, I met System Ion. No, it is opposition. No, Mel Gibson is a casino's big lemon. No, she stops spots, eh, son? Nog eroded Oregon. Noriega can idle, held in a cage...Iron! Norma is as selfless as I am, Ron. Nosegay ages on. Not lads simple, help Miss Dalton. Not New York, Roy went on. Now, Ned, I am a maiden nun; Ned, I am a maiden won. O Bobo! Get INDY clear! He'd render a red nerd eh? RA! El Cid nite! Go Bobo! O, geronimo, no minor ego! O, memsahib Bart, rabbi has memo. O, stone, be not so. O.E.D. or rodeo? Oh, no! Don Ho! Otto did bob did otto Pa's a sap. Paganini: Din in A Gap. Paget saw an Irish tooth, Sir, in a waste gap Party boobytrap. Party-trap. Plan no damn Madonna LP. Poor Dan is in a droop. Pull up if I pull up. Racecar. Rat-star. Rats drown in WordStar Rats live on no evil star Rats live on no evil star Raw, evil dam on Niagara. Gain net time! Sub bus, emit ten Niagara! Gain no mad, live war! Red lost case, Ma. Jesse James acts older. Red Nevada vendor. Red rum, sir, is murder. Redivider. Redraw a warder. Reflog a golfer Regal lager. Reno loner Reviled did I live, said I, as evil I did deliver. Rise to vote, sir. Rise, sir lapdog! Revolt, lover! God, pal, rise, sir! Rise, take lame female Kate, sir. Rob a loneliness? Senile, no labor. Rococo "R". Rot-corpse Sumatran art amuses proctor. Rub bur. Sad, I'm Midas. Satan, oscillate my metallic sonatas! Saw tide rose? So red it was. Senile Felines Sex at noon taxes. Sex-aware era waxes. Sh, Tom sees moths. Sir, I soon saw Bob was no Osiris. Sis, ask Costner to not rent socks "As Is"! Sis, Sargasso Moss a grass is. Sit on a potato pan, Otis. Sniff'um muffins. Snug all L.A. guns! So, G. Rivera's tots are virgos. So, Ida, adios! Solo gigolos. Some men interpret nine memos. Sore eye, Eros? Sore was I ere I saw Eros. Stab nail at ill Italian bats. Star comedy by Democrats. Stella won no wallets Step on no pets. Stop! Murder us not, tonsured rumpots! Strategem: megatarts. Straw warts. Straw? No, too stupid a fad; I put soot on warts Stunts is. Niece insist nuts. Sums are not set as a test on Erasmus Suneva, Nina is sure Russian in a Venus. Swen, on gnus, sung no news. T. Eliot nixes sex in toilet! T. Eliot, top bard, notes putrid tang emanating, is sad. "I'd assign it a name: gant dirt upset on drab pot toilet." Tarzan raised a Desi Arnaz rat. Tarzan raised Desi Arnaz' rat. Ten animals I slam in a net. Tense, I snap Sharon roses, or Norah's pansies net. The almanac can am laeth 'Tis in a DeSoto sedan I sit To Idi Amin: I'm a idiot! Toni Tennille fell in net. I, not! Too bad, I hid a boot. Too hot to hoot Top spot. Top step's pup's pet spot. Trafalgar rag: La Fart Trays simple help, missy art! Tulsa night life: filth, gin, a slut. Tuna nut U.F.O. tofu. Unremarkable was I ere I saw Elba Kramer, nu? Vanna, wanna V? Viva le te de Tel Aviv Vote to not slip up, refer pupils to note TOV. Warsaw was raw. Was it a bar or a bat I saw? Was it a bat I saw? Was it a car or a cat I saw? Was it a cat I saw? Was it a rat I saw? Was it Eliot's toilet I saw? Was raw tap ale not a reviver at one lap at Warsaw? We few erase cares, Al; laser aces are we few. We few. We panic in a pew. We seven, Eve, sew. Woman maps yam snot and DNA--Tons may spam Nam. Ow! Wonder If Sununu's Fired Now. Yawn a more Roman way! Yawn--Madonna fan? No damn way! Yell upset a cider: predicates pulley. Yo bob, mug a gumbo boy! Yo! Bottoms up, U.S. Motto, boy! Yo! job mug gumbo joy! Yreka Bakery. ======================== THE PANAMA CONNECTION ======================== A man, a plan, a canal, Panama! A man, a plan, a cat, a ham, a yak, a yam, a hat, a canal-- Panama! A man, a plan, a cat, a yak, a yam, a canal; Panama! ---- Here is some information about a few palindromes related to the one you mention. As far as I know, the first person to put a cat in the canal was Jim Saxe, in his 9 October 1983 plan file. A man, a plan, a cat, a canal; Panama? Guy Jacobson added several items later that year. A man, a plan, a cat, a ham, a yak, a yam, a hat, a canal -- Panama! Guy's palindrome appears on page 127 of COMMON LISP, THE LANGUAGE (page 170 of the 2nd edition). The 2nd edition of COMMON LISP, THE LANGUAGE also contains the remarkable: A man, a plan, a canoe, pasta, heros, rajahs, a coloratura, maps, snipe, percale, macaroni, a gag, a banana bag, a tan, a tag, a banana bag again (or a camel), a crepe, pins, Spam, a rut, a Rolo, cash, a jar, sore hats, a peon, a canal--Panama! which is presumably the work of Guy Steele, the book's author. I dredged up the problem in 1984, and discovered the following 540-word version with the help of a computer program that I wrote. A man, a plan, a caret, a ban, a myriad, a sum, a lac, a liar, a hoop, a pint, a catalpa, a gas, an oil, a bird, a yell, a vat, a caw, a pax, a wag, a tax, a nay, a ram, a cap, a yam, a gay, a tsar, a wall, a car, a luger, a ward, a bin, a woman, a vassal, a wolf, a tuna, a nit, a pall, a fret, a watt, a bay, a daub, a tan, a cab, a datum, a gall, a hat, a fag, a zap, a say, a jaw, a lay, a wet, a gallop, a tug, a trot, a trap, a tram, a torr, a caper, a top, a tonk, a toll, a ball, a fair, a sax, a minim, a tenor, a bass, a passer, a capital, a rut, an amen, a ted, a cabal, a tang, a sun, an ass, a maw, a sag, a jam, a dam, a sub, a salt, an axon, a sail, an ad, a wadi, a radian, a room, a rood, a rip, a tad, a pariah, a revel, a reel, a reed, a pool, a plug, a pin, a peek, a parabola, a dog, a pat, a cud, a nu, a fan, a pal, a rum, a nod, an eta, a lag, an eel, a batik, a mug, a mot, a nap, a maxim, a mood, a leek, a grub, a gob, a gel, a drab, a citadel, a total, a cedar, a tap, a gag, a rat, a manor, a bar, a gal, a cola, a pap, a yaw, a tab, a raj, a gab, a nag, a pagan, a bag, a jar, a bat, a way, a papa, a local, a gar, a baron, a mat, a rag, a gap, a tar, a decal, a tot, a led, a tic, a bard, a leg, a bog, a burg, a keel, a doom, a mix, a map, an atom, a gum, a kit, a baleen, a gala, a ten, a don, a mural, a pan, a faun, a ducat, a pagoda, a lob, a rap, a keep, a nip, a gulp, a loop, a deer, a leer, a lever, a hair, a pad, a tapir, a door, a moor, an aid, a raid, a wad, an alias, an ox, an atlas, a bus, a madam, a jag, a saw, a mass, an anus, a gnat, a lab, a cadet, an em, a natural, a tip, a caress, a pass, a baronet, a minimax, a sari, a fall, a ballot, a knot, a pot, a rep, a carrot, a mart, a part, a tort, a gut, a poll, a gateway, a law, a jay, a sap, a zag, a fat, a hall, a gamut, a dab, a can, a tabu, a day, a batt, a waterfall, a patina, a nut, a flow, a lass, a van, a mow, a nib, a draw, a regular, a call, a war, a stay, a gam, a yap, a cam, a ray, an ax, a tag, a wax, a paw, a cat, a valley, a drib, a lion, a saga, a plat, a catnip, a pooh, a rail, a calamus, a dairyman, a bater, a canal--Panama. This was done with the Unix spelling dictionary and a fairly simple-minded program. With a better word list and a smarter program I'm sure the palindrome could be ten times as long. I am somewhat concerned that people have been redistributing these palindromes without attribution. Please don't do so. And if you get a copy of my palindrome without my name on it, I would appreciate itif you mention my objection to whoever sends it to you. Dan Hoey Hoey@AIC.NRL.Navy.Mil ================== PALINDROMIC POEM: ================== Mood's mode! Pallas, I won! (Diaper pane, sold entire.) Melt till ever sere, hide it. Drown a more vile note; (Tar of rennet.) Ah, trowel, baton, eras ago. The reward? A "nisi." Two nag. Otary tastes putrid, yam was green. Odes up and on; stare we. Rats nod. Nap used one-erg saw. (May dirt upset satyr?) A toga now; 'tis in a drawer, eh? Togas are notable. (Worth a tenner for Ate`.) Tone liver. O Man, word-tied I. Here's revel! Little merit, Ned? Lose, Nap? Repaid now is all apedom's doom. ============================== FOREIGN LANGUAGE PALINDROMES ============================== DUTCH: kok (cook) lol (fun) lepel (spoon) kook (to boil) neen (comp. to nope) FINNISH: Isa, ala myy myymalaasi (Father, don't sell your shop -- two dots over those a's) Iso rikas sika sokosakissa kirosi (fat rich pig cursed in a poker gang) Saippuakauppias (soap dealer -- the longest one-word palindrome in the world!) Suolatalous (salt economy) FRENCH: Esope reste ici et se repose (Esope stays here and lies down.) GERMAN: Ein leder gurt trug Redel nie. (A leather belt never carried Redel) LATIN: A Nap, a Lamb, ab mal ap ana. (He who is holy shall not nap with lambs.) Subi dura a rudibus (endure rough treatement from uncultured brutes) Sator Arepo tenet opera rotas (The sower Arepo works with the help of a wheel.) SWEDISH: Ni talar bra latin (you speak good Latin) WELSH: Llad dafad dall (kill a blind sheep) =================== PSEUDO PALINDROMES =================== "Son I am able," she said though you scare me." "Watch," said I "beloved," I said "watch me scare you though." said she, "able am I, Son." You can cage a swallow can't you but you can't swallow a cage can you?