Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Entire Week Is A Palindrome

I've mentioned on here a few times over the years that I have a thing for palindromes.  It's weird, I know.  But I dig them.

I was in kindergarten or first grade when it all started.  I saw it on an episode of 3-2-1 Contact while waiting in my good therapist's office {shout out to everyone else in the I had a crappy childhood club} and it just stuck.  {You caught the part where I noted it was the good one, right?  Because I had a horrible one too.  Scarred for life!}  There was a song of course that went along with this numerical lesson that I bet the producers never imagined would stick in some kid's head for a solid 30 years...but at this point I really don't remember it.  It is however, still my favorite word in both sound and meaning.  {Oh dear Lord, please tell me someone else out there has an equally quirky favorite!}

So here I am, 30 years later, cruising Facebook last night, and one of my sorority sisters posted this...

This entire week is a palindrome!  Hot diggity dog...I love it!

For anyone who missed said episode of 3-2-1 Contact or that math lesson, a palindrome is the same forwards and backwards.  Hannah, dad, 56765....they are the same word or number if you read them from the right or left.  

What's your favorite word?  Is it less nerdy than mine?  Are you, too, a fan of palindromes and secretly excited that it's palindrome week?  

1 comment:

Kirsten said...

actually 4/10/14 and 4/11/14 were palindromes too. i LOVE palindromes. I used to have a phone number that was a palindrome (531-3135) and both my brother and I graduated in palindromic years (1991 and 2002). Palindromes totally rock!


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