Recently, I came across the following sentence :

Was it a car or a cat I saw?

What is interesting about this sentence is that it’s a palindrome. That is to say, ignoring any spaces or punctuation, it reads the same backwards as it does forwards.

A palindrome can be a sentence, a phrase, a word or even a number. Doing a bit of research, it is easy to find many examples. Some of my favourites are

  • Wow
  • Racecar
  • Madam
  • Bob
  • Don’t nod
  • Top spot
  • My gym

Of course, there are many others. Please feel free to list any interesting ones you find in the comments below.

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