Palindromes and palindromedaries around the world, Middle East view
Palindromes and palindromedaries around the world, Middle East view.

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  • Trevni, say "WOW, MOM, WOW." Yas, invert.
    - Ray N. Franklin, © 18:20 25 Jun 2021
    This is another Reddit-inspired work. The original poster said "Wow Bob wow." I thought of what my college roommate, Dr. Jon P. Dowling, called a "palindromic canon." WOW MOM is not really a palindrome, but if you rotate it on the page around the middle space, it reads exactly the same at 180 degrees and again at 360 degrees. Instead of just submitting WOW, MOM, WOW, I decided to expand it and include a suggestion to experience the magic of rotation. By the way, Sir Richard Burton is famous for many reasons, including for saying "yas" instead of yes; he spoke like that long before social media and the current usage.
  • Was Ana Nym, my nana saw.
    - Ray N. Franklin, © 11:14 21 May 2020
    Seed:  ananym
    Time:  1 minute
    I chose ananym as my preferred term for a word that makes a different word when reversed. On a whim I reversed ananym and saw "My nana," which caught my attention (even though my family never used the endearment 'nana' for our grandmothers). Then I decided to include an ananym in the palindrome. The finished composition came to me in a flash.
    Why did I choose ananym from the nineteen terms (anagram, ananym, antigram, drow, half-palindrome, heterodrome, inversion, palinode, recurrent palindrome, retronym, reversagram, reversal, reversal pair, reversible, reversible anagram, reversion, semordnilap, sotadic palindrome, and word reversal, according to The Dictionary of Wordplay by Dave Morice) already in use? It was not random.
    First, I eliminated the multi-word terms because I wanted a single word. Then I looked at the palindromic potential of each of the remaining terms. I also considered the nature of the term's usage, whether authoritative sources accepted the term, and the word's etymology. Only ananym satisfied all five criteria.
    Bonus reason:  "Ban ananym" is also "banana-nym".
  • Yado, trip a tapir today.
    - Ray N. Franklin, © 12:27 08 Jun 2021
    The simplest of words can often trigger an original palindrome. Have a nice trip? I did. The Palindrome Composer came through again. Trip reverses to pirt, with a split of pir-t. A handful of words end in pir, including tapir. “Trip tapir t” is not a palindrome, but “trip a tapir t” is. I didn't bother to look through all the words that begin with T. I just chose today and called it good.
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