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bigboss
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Introductions topic

Welcome to the Palindromist Online!  Please introduce yourself and share any interesting tidbits suitable for polite company.  :-)

bigboss
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OK, I'll go first.

I'm Mark Saltveit, the editor of The Palindromist.  I hang out here a lot, naturally.  You might also find me online on Metafilter or Wikipedia (as msalt), or in real life as a writer, speaker and standup comedian based in the Pacific Northwest.

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rhyming palindromes

while not wishing to deviate from the hallowed palindromist brief, I would wish to mention how a possible expansion of palindrome art could be achieved, namely, with rhyming palindromes.

Because the English alphabet can be found to contain EIGHT RHYMING GROUPS of letters, rhyming palindromes are therefore possible.

The 8 groups are as follows:AHJK, BCDEGPTVZ, FLMNSX, IY, QU, R , O , W. Each group has a unique vowel 'backbone'

To give an example, DYNAMIC rhymes with itself forwards
or backwards,ditto EXTREME, SECRETS, and CLEANABLE;
the symmetry of letters is not exclusively visual, but
audible instead.

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hello!

Sotades is my ideal. Great to see this website!

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love weird wordplay

I'm teaching some Shakespeare- have you ID'd any Palindromes used by the Bard?

He seems more interested in wordplay like "I'll look to like if looking liking move" from Romeo and Juliet.

Keep rocking the Dromes BigBoss!

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Nice to see you on line

Hi, I remember getting a copy of your publication about 15 years ago and trying to subscribe. I found you were out of business. Nice to see you back on line.
I've been writing and collecting palindromes for more than 40 years. My first, when about 10 was "Flay no polo pony, Alf." At the time and for years thereafter I didn't realize there were many other people out there writing palindromes. I was only aware of the few well known ones. Nice to see a following.
I'm interested in knowing if you or any of your readers know anything about Leigh Mercer? Who was he? What was his story? He's attributed as the author to so many great palindromes but I can find no biographical information about him at all.
I occasionally submit new palindromes to Mockok.com or to a Facebook palindrome page. I constantly am criticizing people for submitting works not their own as if they were their own discoveries. Seems like just about everyone knows one or two and they get resubmitted often. But the original author should be given credit if possible.

Here are some of my better creations:

Some medic i use damned God as sad Ogden made suicide memos.
Sam, a Jap sage, irons Noriega's pajamas.
God, Lee H. Oswald, I'm amid law, so heel dog!
Won't Neil call a Walla Walla client now?

Flyroy

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Welcome!

Great to see you here, Flyroy, and excellent palindromes. By the way, there's a specific forum topic for new palindromes, where I may repost these, at http://www.palindromist.org/new-palindromes-forum

We never went out of business, but the "zine" distribution world collapsed in the 1990s, and with the death of Tower Records, so we were probably hard to find -- especially after moving from SF to Portland. Obviously you found the website -- our new address is
The Palindromist
PO Box 10647
Portland, OR 97296
USA
info@palindromist.org

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tricky medic

Here is one I came across that may be familiar to you : DR AWKWARD

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Introduction

Hello, My name is Dalibor Drekić, from Belgrade, Serbia
Im nicely surprised with a new look of "THE PALINDROMIST"
I write palindromes in many diferent forms. My Palindrome sentences, palindromic word sqares, haikus, poems and short stories are mostly on Serbian (Croatian, Bosnian) language, but there are also some haikus in english and italian.
Greetings from Belgrade!!!