Archive for the ‘Palindromes’ Category

Mathematical Principles of Natural Fig Snacks

January 15, 2017

A recent One Big Happy has Joe cutting corners on a book report:

  (#1)

Classic kid behavior.

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More palindromes

October 25, 2013

Yesterday’s Bizarro:

One-word palindromes. Then there are phrasal palindromes: AVID DIVA, and more complex expressions like the playful variant

ANAL WAS I ERE I SAW LANA

in a Bizarro cartoon here.

Palindrome time

April 24, 2013

Today’s Bizarro:

The famous version is ABLE WAS I ERE I SAW ELBA — purported to be a report of Napoleon Bonaparte’s sentiments late in life. If Napoleon had written in English and had been given to word play. The Napoleon palindrome was reported by Mark Twain, along with some other classic palindromes, in the magazine The Galaxy, Vol. 1 (1866), p. 439. Who knows who the original palindromist was.

 

Blue pun

April 24, 2013

On Facebook this morning, Wilson Gray posted this Rotten eCard with a double entendre:

A pun on the verb come. Not that a responsible mother would commit this pun to her child.

I’ve posted a fair number of eCards (from several sources). It’s a funny genre, somewhere between gag cartoons (if cartooning can take in captioning) and slogans / aphorisms.

[Update: of course, FB warns my FB friends about this one: “this may be spam”. Some readers are now suggesting that FB adds this warning to everything I post.]