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ClintonMagus
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If you are still interested, here is a website that gives longest palindromes in English, as well as Polish, Hebrew, and a few other languages:

http://en.wikioefia.org/wiki/Palindrome

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Was it a cat I saw?

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"abracadacarba"

(my two year old's palindromic magic word)
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Many interesting, terrific, palindromes in the Ellipses(...) colums in APOCALYPSE. HARRY LORAYNE.
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When I lived in California, I could easily visit the Yreka Bakery (Yreka is the name of the town), the Yrella Gallery (next door to the Bakery) and Elite Tile (in another town)!
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The best book with/on/about palindromes is
I Love Me - Vol I
(a palindrome in itself as well)
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Mr owl ate my metal worM

that's the best I can do.
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What about....
1) An elevator inventor is told to plant his hindquarters on a starch-frying device?

2) The shortest expression for "I don't understand"

3) A cake & pie loving person describes his meal order

4) spoiled offspring of celebreties
Everybody wants to beleive.....we just help them along.
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I'll get things rolling here.

I'm not really up on my history of elevators/ elevator inventors,
so I'm not sure if this is the correct answer to #1:

Squat on a corn deep-frier, Mr. Eirfpeednrocanotauqs.

(Probably not. A google search didn't return any results for
"Mr. Eirfpeednrocanotauqs.")

Anyone?
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Sit on a pan, Otis!

Or something,

/Tomas
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Tomas...to the rescue!

Posted: May 16, 2007 5:58pm
But it's not simply a frying device; it's a starch-frying device.
So let's add a word:

Sit on a potato pan, Otis!
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Bingo to Stan!
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Quote:
On 2007-05-16 12:46, stanalger wrote:
I'll get things rolling here.

I'm not really up on my history of elevators/ elevator inventors,
so I'm not sure if this is the correct answer to #1:

Squat on a corn deep-frier, Mr. Eirfpeednrocanotauqs.

(Probably not. A google search didn't return any results for
"Mr. Eirfpeednrocanotauqs.")


I think I found your problem. When I typed in Mr. Eirfpeednrocanotauqs into Google, I got an error message which said "did you mean Mr. Eirfpeeednrocanotauqs ?"

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Here's a use for Palindromes in card magic: The Alien Stack...from the magic book I'll never publish Smile

Prelude
This is not a heavy duty item, but it is, I believe, original: an out-Faro-invariant red-black stack. Ew, it sounds ugly, but it is really rather devious. The object of this exercise is to set up for Paul Curry’s “Out of This World.” Essentially, this is a stack that looks random when it is spread face-up, but it has two useful properties. First, the positions of the black and red cards are easily remembered. Second, these positions are unaltered after a perfect out-Faro. Imagine spreading the deck face-up to show that it is well mixed, performing any number of false shuffles and real out-Faros, and then show its mixed condition again. Now, in the process of explaining to a volunteer what will be expected of her, you deal the deck into two piles. Collecting the piles, you hand the deck to the volunteer who then proceeds to perform Out of This World....
Even if you cannot perform a perfect out-Faro, the mechanics of the dealing procedure are likely to be of interest. As long as you have enough to say while you deal a deck into two seemingly random piles and you do not pay too much attention to the dealing action, you can divide the deck into red and black without anybody having any inkling about what is going on. In fact, once the effect is complete, the audience should not even remember that you dealt the deck out into two piles, since the point of your actions were to describe the experiment to your volunteer.
Here is a schematic of the stack:
Code:
<br>1 2 1  1 3 2 3 1  1 5 1  1 3 2 3 1  1 5 1  1 3 2 3 1  1 2 1
<br>R B R  B R B R B  R B R  B R B R B  R B R  B R B R B  R B R
<br>


That is, the top card is red, the next two are black, the next two alternate red and black, the next three are red, and so on. The gaps in the schematic are simply there to highlight the hyper-palindromic nature of the stack. That is, the stack is a palindrome of palindromes. As a result, it is a simple matter to commit it to memory, needing only remember four palindromes (sequences reading the same forward or backward):
A 121
B 13231
C 151
D ABCBCBA

That the stack is out-Faro invariant is more fun than valuable, but it is easily verified with the stack as outlined. Just give it a try: create the stack, do an out-Faro, and the red-black nature of the stack will be maintained.
Now, when you are ready to perform Out of This World, give directions to a willing spectator, looking at her and not the cards being dealt:

• "I would like you to deal out two piles"
[deal top card to left (1L), next two to right (2R)].
• "Just like this. They don't have to alternate"
[1L : 1R, 3L, 2R, 3L]
• "In fact, you can deal a number in the same pile"
[1R : 1L, 5R]
• "It really doesn't matter as long as they are roughly equal size"
[1L : 1R, 3L, 2R]
• "The important thing to remember is to follow your instincts"
[3L, 1R : 1L, 2R(*)]
• "There is really no pressure on you at all. Don't feel you need to go this quickly, either."
[3R(*), 1L : 1R, 3L]
• "As I said before, this is just a little experiment in ESP"
[2R, 3L, 1R :]
• "Are you ready?"
[1L, 2R, 1L]

Note the (*) above indicates a hesitation in the dealing procedure. Cards are dealt to the right hand pile before and after the hesitation. Once again, the colons simply delineate the individual palindromic sequences. Note that the patter, with reasonable and appropriate pauses takes about 30 seconds to deliver. With competence, the deck can easily be dealt through in that time-frame.
Collect the deck, and as an afterthought (if your favourite OOTW variant requires it) remove appropriate "indicator" cards. Proceed to drive your audience out of their minds!

cheers, Doug

Posted: Jul 27, 2007 6:02pm
...and while we're at it:

2) huh?
3) stressed desserts (?)
4) stars' brats
"if you have any answers, it's time to ask harder questions!"
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Ah! Satan Sees Natasha
No Casino Con Is A Con

My two favourite

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***!! that guy stole my post about the book with out the letter e!!! what can I write now?

please excuse my dear aunt sally?
Nobody expects the spanish inquisition!!!!!



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Quote:
On 2006-06-20 07:57, leapinglizards wrote:
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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.


Only just saw your request, my apologies, I seem to have forgotten this thread.
Here is a link to the Oulipo Compendium, wonderful book and reasonably priced:
http://www.atlaspress.co.uk/index.cgi?ac......number=6

Its a great place to start, if you are interested in the oulipo or indeed 'pataphysics.

Regards

Corona.
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On 2005-03-04 21:38, Patrick Differ wrote:
That's 'cause pi are squared.

nuh uh, Pie are round!
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I'm using a palindromic deck stack which principle is described in
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......tart=0#3
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Both my wife and daughters names are palindromes: Eve, Hannah.
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