Time: 15 minutes
Browsing the Main list, I saw the entry for electrons. The reverse split stood out: snort-cele. At the very least, I wanted to know how many words ended with snort so I entered electrons into the Word Explorer field in Palindrome Composer. Then I selected the snort-cele split.
So how many words end in snort? Just one, snort, but that was enough. I wrote "electrons snort cele" in the Current Composition field. Somehow that didn't sound useful, so I reversed the phrase to "snort cele electrons" and saw a possibility. The first word that begins with cele is celeb. I added the b to the end of cele and got "snort celeb electrons." That's a truly surreal phrase. It also solved the doubled-letter in the middle problem. Now the palindrome isn't quite so obviously symmetrical. But I didn't want to stop there.
Playing around, I expanded the phrase to "I snort celeb electrons i." For no particular reason I expanded the right side to the word inactive. Then the left side became evitcani and I added some spaces to make "evit can I snort celeb electrons inactive?"
That sounded unsatisfying, and, the only word ending in evit is the name Levit. Dropping evit, I looked at the remainder and came up with "can I snort celeb electrons in a c," which has a nice grammatical flow. Randomly trying cup for the last word, I decided it was finished. "Pu, can I snort celeb electrons in a cup?"
Pu is a name and also the atomic symbol for Plutonium, a rich source of electrons, both ordinary and celebrity.
I’ve had a lifelong interest in English and writing, which I maintained throughout my engineering career. My computer language skills and open-source word lists made the Palindromedary possible, along with a sense of how to apply technology to the task of composing a palindrome. Drawing on my web development experience since 2002, a website seemed the natural choice for first publication.