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The "Incredibly Impossible to Derail This Thread" thread
30 January 2013
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I think technically speaking, a palindrome reads the same forward and backwards.

Wikipedia gives some examples:

"Madam, I'm Adam" 

"Never odd or even"

 "Doc, note: I dissent. A fast never prevents a fatness. I diet on cod"

The guy I mentioned above, Baby Gramps, has an amazing and humorous song where he just sings out one palindrome after another that he has made up, most of them hilariously nonsensical.

Interestingly, Wikipedia says that some writers have written entire books that are palindromes -- which means if you read the entire book backwards, it would read the same:

In English, two palindromic novels have been published: Satire: Veritas by David Stephens (1980, 58,795 letters), and Dr Awkward & Olson in Oslo by Lawrence Levine (1986, 31,954 words).[17] In French, Oulipo writer George Perec's "Grand Palindrome" (1969) is 5,556 letters in length.[18][19] In Hebrew, Noam Dovev wrote a 363-word, 1331-letter palindromic story called, "Do god".[20]

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30 January 2013
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Funny Paper said
I think technically speaking, a palindrome reads the same forward and backwards.

Yeah, that's why I was confused about sdrawkcab.

 

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30 January 2013
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I agree. Correct definition. I wasn't saying Egroeg's name is a palindrome, or that "sdrawkcab" (my pun on her signature) is, just that they were clues to spotting a song made up of palindromes from its title onwards.

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30 January 2013
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mja6758 said
I agree. Correct definition. I wasn't saying Egroeg's name is a palindrome, or that "sdrawkcab" (my pun on her signature) is, just that they were clues to spotting a song made up of palindromes from its title onwards.

 

Oh. I didn't even notice how they might be clues! Sometimes I'm really slow. :D

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30 January 2013
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Isn't it weird how the word they came up with for palindromes isn't one?

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30 January 2013
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Yeah, it really is. Once, my friend and I made up a word for palindrome that was a palindrome, but I forget what it was…

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30 January 2013
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Palindrome comes from two Greek words:  palin = again, drome = run through

There's at least one other word using "palin" -- palingenesis -- being born again (i.e., reincarnation).

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30 January 2013
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Funny Paper said
I imagine it's not entirely out of the realm of possibility that someday the Netherlands will have a gay king -- so they can restore "Queen's Day" after all…pete-best

 

Our new king has 3 daughters, so we'll have a Queen again some day.

 

Palindromes are fun.

31 January 2013
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1962 – 1970 Beatles round on Mastermind. All the long and winding questions were basically name the song or album except one which boiled down to who produced Instant Karma (not inside the time frame and not a Beatles question) and one which was what were the numbers on the Please Please Me single? Might as well ask me how many a's are both sides of it.

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31 January 2013
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I couldn't see the video that egroeG embedded – youtubes are blocked here at work – but I've no doubt it's Weird Al's wondrous "Bob". I think it's so cool how he actually managed to find palindromes that actually RHYME! And kinda make 'sense' (in a 1965-66 Dylan-meaninglessness way). And sing it just like Bob, too – and "Bob" itself is a palindrome!

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31 January 2013
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No i havent heard it yet but i can guaranteed another great song is about to be badly beaten to an inch of its life and ensure you have horrid flashbacks for months at such a butchering. One Direction are covering Blondies One Way Or Another. Save us all, please. Tho no doubt any criticism is forbidden because its for charity (Comic Relief)

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31 January 2013
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To the tune of "Bingo:"

There was a man who played the drums

And Ringo was his name-o

R-I-N-G-O, R-I-N-G-O, R-I-N-G-O

And Ringo was his name-o

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1 February 2013
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Sorry for the double post.

I didn't think this needed its own thread, so I'm posting it here.

Patti Boyd- is it Patti or Pattie? I thought it was Patti, but in Anthology it's spelled Pattie. I'm confused.

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Patricia Ann Boyd, often referred to during the 60s-80s as Patti, now refers to herself as Pattie. She does have an official website, and rather wonderful it is. http://www.pattieboyd.co.uk/

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1 February 2013
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Just found i posted this in the wrong thread so have moved it.

Another awesome picture taken by Nasa, this time the UK during the freeze over the last 2 weeks capturing the results of the ice and snow. UK in the snow from space

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1 February 2013
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Yeah, I saw that post and didn't understand how that was relevant.

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Dont get in the way of Edinburgh construction workers by leaving your car in the wrong place at the wrong time.

The mercedes sits on an island of asphalt

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2 February 2013
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meanmistermustard said
Dont get in the way of Edinburgh construction workers by leaving your car in the wrong place at the wrong time.

The mercedes sits on an island of asphalt

Hats off to them! If the driver was stupid enough to park in an area cordoned off for construction, serves their right. You gotta love the ingenuity of the workforce. Least the driver didn't come back to find themselves with the bill for a day's lost work.

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2 February 2013
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mja6758 said

meanmistermustard said
Dont get in the way of Edinburgh construction workers by leaving your car in the wrong place at the wrong time.

The mercedes sits on an island of asphalt

Hats off to them! If the driver was stupid enough to park in an area cordoned off for construction, serves their right. You gotta love the ingenuity of the workforce. Least the driver didn't come back to find themselves with the bill for a day's lost work.

I really hate stupid people. They shouldn't have made a ramp for the car to get out, if the guy's rude enough to park there, he should have to wait to get his car back.

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The workers should have waited for the individual to return and slow clapped them as (s)he get in and drives off. Complete idiocy. Maybe there was nowhere else to park and the train was arriving any minute. Either that or some businessperson who normally parks there and wont be told what to do by some snotty worker and their bit of tape.

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