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magicjohn2278
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On 2005-04-01 16:08, sharingan wrote:
What is the glamour of the first story? How can it be read other way.


If it is written out, letter by letter backwards, you end up with exactly the same story!

(Who on earth thinks these things up - and how!?)
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On 2005-03-04 21:38, Patrick Differ wrote:
That's 'cause pi are squared.


Actually, Pi are round, cornbread are squared Smile

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An interesting tidbit... world's longest palindrome word that is linquistically accepted and correct is actually Finnish "saippuakivikauppias". According to several scientific sources anyway-as according to them palindrome stories don't count. But I am not saying this is the absolute truth, just passing on something I read Smile

And in case someone wonder what "saippuakivikauppias" (dang I wrote it backwards!) means, it is "soapstoneseller" which make more sense in Finnish...
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On 2005-04-27 05:18, mvmagic wrote:
According to several scientific sources anyway-as according to them palindrome stories don't count. But I am not saying this is the absolute truth, just passing on something I read Smile


Am I to believe from this then that the Finnish have invented the longest word palindrome and don't even know it? Smile
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You have way too much time on your hands.
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Mozart wrote a musical palindrome of sorts, a Canon. It was written for two violinists who would stand either side facing the sheet of music. Each would start at their top, which would be the bottom of the sheet for the other. For those who can read music, the E on the bottom of the ledger lines would be an F when turned upside-down.

Apparently, a more perfect musical palindrome was written by Bach, his Crab Canon. Read more about these pieces here:

http://www.derek-hasted.co.uk/takeaway/mozart.html
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On 2005-03-13 03:52, Daegs wrote:
Ahaha... Al Stanger(a friend and magician, creator of the poker machine sold by mendoza and hocus-pocus) has first comment on this.... pure gold!

I love Al's Poker Machine which I bought from John Mendoza! Is there a way to contact Al? Thanks!
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Anyone familiar with Gerges Perec- He wrote several Lipographs as well as a children's book that was a giant palendrome.... In french alas.

I do have his book, A Void, which is a lipograph.... something written with a purposeful attempt to avoid any words containing a particular letter.

In this case, the entire book was written using absolutely NO words that contain the letter 'E'. It was translated into english, STILL with no E's.

Fun to read!
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Perec? Yes!

I have a poster of Georges above one of my bookcases.

Occasionally, my sister-in-law spends the night on our couch.
She always insists that I cover the poster...since Georges's
picture gives her the "creeps."

I just did a quick online search for the poster. This may not
be the EXACT same photo that appears on the poster, but if it's
not the same, it's pretty darn close.
http://lyflol.blog.lemonde.fr/photos/uncategorized/perec.jpg

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WOW! You mean when you read those, then read them backwards, it says the same thing? Some people have too much time on their hands.
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On 2006-04-13 12:50, stanalger wrote:
Perec? Yes!

I have a poster of Georges above one of my bookcases.

Occasionally, my sister-in-law spends the night on our couch.
She always insists that I cover the poster...since Georges's
picture gives her the "creeps."

I just did a quick online search for the poster. This may not
be the EXACT same photo that appears on the poster, but if it's
not the same, it's pretty darn close.
http://lyflol.blog.lemonde.fr/photos/uncategorized/perec.jpg

Stan Alger


Ah Perec!

The Oulipo writers have created many masterpieces experimenting with 'rules' of writing....If anyone is interested, 'Atlas Press' publish many of these works in English...

Did we ever find out what the longest single word 'english' palindrome was?

I need to know!

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Kinnikinnik

You can find it in Webster's Third New International Dictionary of
the English Language, unabridged. It is given as a variant spelling
of "kinnikinnick."

The OED contains James Joyce's "tattarrattat." Has anyone other than
Joyce ever used this "word"?
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Thanks Stanalger

Perhaps we should make up a new longest palindrome, as they are both quite short...If Joyce can do it so can we...

I'll have a think,



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Ahem...

I know one in french...

"élu par cette crapule, Esope reste et se repose"

Ok, I'm unable to translate in english...but once translated, no more palindrome, right?

Best,
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Ah Perec!

The Oulipo writers have created many masterpieces experimenting with 'rules' of writing....If anyone is interested, 'Atlas Press' publish many of these works in English...

Did we ever find out what the longest single word 'english' palindrome was?

I need to know!

Corona


Any more info on what books and where to find them.
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