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My tragic love life....

O Otto, he lit a lover I fan (in a fire, volatile, hot too)!

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Marine environmentalism

Draw no malcontent fist. No! Deter cesspools, Eve, sloops secrete! Don't sift; net no clam. Onward!

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I quite like that one - though I think you could drop the superfluous 'Eve' in the middle. Apart from that, it's reasonably thematically unified. Fair warning: I am now going to steal 'malcontent' and see what I can come up with. ;-)

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Well now you've got me at it...

Crass organism idyll: a rut. Antihero malcontents rub at fish; sift a burst net. No clamor eh? It naturally dims in a gross arc.

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Thanks!

I often post prematurely, out of sheer excitement, before I've produced a polished palindrome, so I'm pleased you like my work. I'm new to short palindromes. I put in the "Eve" so that their would be no doubled letter in the middle. I must say I really like the "malcontent" work below!

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Oops....

"There."

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Appropriating 'malcontent' from Carl

Strap malcontent sumos; out-rival a pal: a virtuoso must net no clam parts.

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A sad palindrome

No evil won, Boston. O do not sob now--live on.

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Neat, topical, and simple. My only quibble (and it is a bugbear I have mentioned to Mark Saltveit a couple of times as it seems quite prevalent) is the use of 'O' as if it means 'Oh'. 'O', unlike 'oh', is not an exclamation, it's a 'hail': it has to be followed by a noun representing the person, place or thing addressed. Thus "O demons", or "O great king" or "O Abraham Lincoln" but never "O that's useful to make my palindrome work": that would be 'Oh'.

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Thanks--I know what you mean

Thanks--I know what you mean about the whole oh/o exclamation vs vocative distinction (and I think all the style manuals would agree with you), but they have also been used as variant spellings of each other. For example, there is that famous Thoreau quote "O how I laugh when I think of my vague, indefinite riches" and of course Yeats' poem "O Do Not Love Too Long."

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Fair enough then

Hmm, I have always assumed there was clear distinction between those two, but your examples suggest otherwise. Carry on, then.

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Signs of Spring

A daylily! A daylily, Ada!

No blooms yet, but I couldn't wait :-)

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New Age musings, tongue in cheek....

Don Lapis, tarot a taro! Manic, I daydream goddesses, bona fide tales of UFOs! Elated, I fan obsessed dogma, er, dyadic inamorata...to rats. I, pal, nod!

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Equal opportunity offender

These last two palindromes are silly, simplistic beyond all reason, and equally offensive. But they are playfully proffered ;-)

"Live! I ye bode, tax I feign. I sum: I am GOD, Eve!": dogma I, musing (i.e. fixated), obey...I, evil.

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Yoga class for singles slogan?

"Namaste nets a man!"

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Domestic bliss?

"Rae, demerits tire me, dear."

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Curious

Aidan?
Oh, can sex incite opera's pagandom, ziggurat cares set aside?
Flo, was God agnostic at all, a siren trap?
Eve, partner, is all a tacit song?
A dog's a wolf?
Ed, is a tesseract a rug gizmo?
DNA gaps are poetic nixes?
Nacho, Nadia?

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Capt. Ahab

Bahamian in aim: Ahab!

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Itinerant trader Sam sails in, and meets colorful local Ahab ...

Drab Sam: Ah, a buoy! Bahamas! Now I say "trap 'n' rob Sam!"

Ahab: Delivery trades a banana. I'm Ahab. Am I not a sleepy-ass dog?

Sam: A ham?

Ahab: No, 'M' as 'B' ... 'A-H-A-B', Sam. On Bahama, ham, as gods say, peels a ton. I'm a Bahamian, an abased arty reviled Bahamas-born party as I won.

Sam: Ahab, you Bahamas bard!

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I'm blown away!

Truly impressive! It would go down even better with some red rum ..?
I'll have to revisit the Bahamas with Ahab one of these days!

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I really like...

the intratextual reference 'A ham? / Ahab: No, 'M' as 'B' ... 'A-H-A-B'.
It's nice when you can work that kind of thing in.

I'm working on a dialogue which contains the fragment
Alvine tumor
Eh?
Gut rot
Oh.

(The reverse redivision of alvine makes sense in context!)

Alvine - relating to the intestines.

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This week's efforts...

99 letters, so close to 100! I call this one 'Louisiana madam recounts unhappy marriage (her tearful mother was at the wedding):
"I--mad, loose NOLA maiden, Madam Amy--wedded a venial live volt, a fat love-villain, evaded dewy mama. Damned, I am alone, so old am I."

Barista's nemesis?
"Evil decaf? Idiot cafe factoid I faced live."

Silly palindrome joke: What was Eve's solution for accommodations post-Eden?
"Adam, a Ramada!"

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Keep sloops secret! See us sin on extra pistol ipecac, ace pilots! I, part xenon, issue ester cesspools. Peek!

I really must stop these silly, provocative palindromes :-O

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rooting for the underdog...

"God! Red nude!"
(Sumatran art amused underdog)

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Never debate a nun ...

Meeting iron words, nuns drown or ignite 'em.

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Nothing like a few taboos after a bath ...

So, O baths, I, risen in a jet satin robe, reborn: I taste Janine's Irish taboos.

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Ha! Nice!

Ha! Nice!

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First venture into palindrome poetry...

So, 186 letters, trying to explore writing longer palindromes. The sense and syntax are not everything I'd like them to be, but it more or less coheres thematically, I think. I read that 'Tattarrattat' is the longest palindromic word in English--was coined by James Joyce and means knocking at a door.

Raven Nightmares:

"Rêve? No, no, God!
Raw, none varied.
A bog, deified, devils me, O!
Per one loss--alone.
Depart, new angel!
Poe, pallid, a spar:
Tattarrattat rap!
Sad, ill, a people gnaw, entrap Eden.
O lass! O Lenore!
Poems lived, deified.
'Go,' bade I, 'Raven, onward, O go!'
'No, never!'"

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Nice coherence percentage :)

The last two lines are particularly clever.

The whole could be summarized as:
A dreamlike state of feeling great? No!

Or, to translate into palindromy:

Oneiric irie? No!

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Thanks!

Thanks!
I like that summary :)

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Ya gotta watch out for those senile ones ...

Raw lives part-lived I may do, by revel-like lines, eh? The senile kill everybody amid evil traps; evil war.

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A very drunk translator discusses his work...

To be spoken in a confused and slurring manner:

I translate petals 'n' art, interpret...'n' I translate...petals? slate!...metals 'n' art...interpret... 'n' I interpret... 'n' I interpret...'n' I translate metals...slate? petals! 'n' art...interpret, 'n' I translate petals 'n' art. I...

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Progressive bassoon deconstruction for young ladies:

(Strip all the letters away until you're left with a long vowel)

Ha! No 'o's? Sabotage, lasses!- A 'bass' (A 'b', no 'n': a bass).
A ban on 'b': Ass.
Abase 's's: a legato 'bassoon'! Ah.......

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A variation, with apologies to Lori:

The illustrious bassoonist explains to the conductor that she has a defective instrument. He has the obvious solution..

So, sir, old I a sonar possess: a legato bassoon tube, but no 'o's.

Sabotage! Lasses - sopranos, aid Lori's 'o's.

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Excellent!

Haha, these are great. I have a number of legato bassoon (and basset horn) palindromes. Here's a warning to revolutionary hackers by a double-reed hater:
"No OS sabotage! Lenin is an asinine, legato bassoon."

And then there's this one I wrote for a clarinet player friend when he was less than thrilled at playing basset horn on a program (they can be rather unruly!)--I guess it's about a drunken basset horn hunter getting water in his keys (which tends to produce musical sabotage):
"Tipsy? Cage legato bassets! I traded a jaded artiste's sabotage legacy: spit."

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Saboteur...?

Very good! Got anything about being true to bassoon sabotuers?

And what's this about modern orchestral player's being forced to go topless to pull in the audiences?

Hot new era! Barbirolli's so faded - a fossil. Lori, bra-bare, went "Oh!"

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MArketing departments will do anything these days!

Haha--too funny!

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Play on

Lori, if you are looking for competent musicians, Arab leaders work well, as long as they are not from Mogadishu and environs:

Shahs nail a most passe legato bass note; tons sabotage less apt Somalian shahs.

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Very nice!

Very nice!

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A few more variations

I'd be suprised if someone else hasn't come up with this shorty, but I can't find it on google...
A musician's worst nightmare:

I'm at solo's start? Rats! So lost am I.
Or just
I'm at solo? So lost am I.

And a longer version in which the soloist becomes carried away until a mechanical (or possibly trouser) failure ruins the performance:

I'm at solo's start. So...
Legato bass tune, so old a hit. Ah...
What?! I had loose nuts? Sabotage!
Lost! Rats! So lost am I.

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Q: Is any of the following answer palindromic?

A:
None
Most
Some
No
N/A

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Applause

Very slick, Steven! The funny thing is that the correct answer isn't there!

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Malcontent?

Or, most simply, "Malcontent, net no clam!". Slighltly longer:
"Malcontent: a fat net, no clam."

(Probably shouldn't be clamming with a net anyway.)

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Turkey bowling

I learned of the existence of this sport from reading a book by Christopher Moore (highly recommended!)
Wikipedia has a page! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkey_bowling)

I have this advice for prospective bowlers:
Dribble no one lb. bird!
(i.e. slide, don't bounce)

Of course it would work better with a number closer to 15 or 20, but there's always room for improvement :-)

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duh!

I guess an obvious improvement would be

Dribble nine lb. bird!

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Turkey Bowling protesters

I note from your link that protesters try to disrupt Turkey Bowling events, to save the turkeys from their eventual fate (rather too late from the turkeys' point of view, I would have imagined, but I am not a turkey). The protesters' percentage score on a successful day might be:

Stop ninety (ten in pots).

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5 New Palindromes with a message

Just new to Palindromes, so here's a few I've been working on over the last few weeks. They all have a theme.

(1) War done by ample help may be no draw.

(2) Dogma is at pews: “Rots! Apostle! Fire! Venom! Rest! Age! Bile!” On tenet: no “Eli begat” sermon ever I felt. So Pastors wept “As I am God”.

(3) Live on sex if elated… A sedate pet… A 'de Sade' tale fixes no evil.

(4) So, I dare talk: “Say, am I sane?”… Zen! (as I may ask later). Adios.

(5) Wall in a zig, a zag. Viva let live? No, it is opposed- Israel cons U.S. No clear sides, opposition “evil”. Tel Aviv, Gaza, Giza- Nil Law.

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Welcome

Richard, Welcome to the fray. Nice work. In your second one, could I suggest a punctuation change: drop the quotes at the end, so the pastors really have something to think about:

Dogma is at pews: “Rots! Apostle! Fire! Venom! Rest! Age! Bile!” On tenet: no “Eli begat” sermon ever I felt. So pastors wept, as I am God.

I've used 'No clear sides' before:

No clear sides: Palestinian erases arena in its elapsed Israel con.

I spent a long time on Israel, and my name ... the only conclusion I drew was that I wished my parents had given me the middle initial A instead of J.

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5 New Palindromes with a message

Hi Martin.
Thanks- great idea on the second one. A slight change puts a whole new twist on it.

Didn't realise Israel/ No Clear Sides was already there, sorry. Still, it's yet a different angle on that whole issue.

Bad luck on your name in reverse though. So close, yet so far....

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Congrats!

These are quite impressive.
I've another one with "ample help" ...

A child's prehistoric art work:

No dots. Ample help. Mastodon!

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