Palindromes are words or phrases, sometimes even whole sentences that read the same backwards and forwards. There are short palindromes like noon, eye, or refer and longer ones like kayak, radar, or racecar. The longest common word palindrome in the English language is redivider at nine letters. The longest palindrome in the world may be the Finnish word for soapstone seller: Saippuakivikauppias (nineteen letters). What about phrases and sentences? Try some of these:
*Madam, I’m Adam
*No lemons, no melon
*Too bad I hid a boot
*A man, a plan, a canal, Panama!
*Ma is as selfless as I am.
For a funny look at palindromes take a look at Sit on a Potato Pan, Otis! by Jon Agee, which includes palindromes accompanied by funny sketches.