Contact Us

Fun With Numbers and Words During Palindrome Week

(Townsquare Media)

We’re in a very special time during the calendar year. Yes, it is Holy Week and that’s probably the most important thing to Christians, but it’s also Palindrome Week!

It’s really not all that complicated. It means that the dates of every day all this week thru Saturday will read the same date forward and backward.

Today’s date is 4-17-14. 4,1,7,1,4. Forward and backward it’s the same number and it works for every day this week. Actually it started last Thursday on the 10th. 4-10-14. So that’s a stretch of ten days where the date is a palindrome.

And we get to repeat the fun again next year in May. And every year thru 2019. Cool or what?

The word “palindrome” usually applies to words. It’s when a word reads the same both forward and backward. The words “mom” and “dad” are simple palindromes. So are the words “radar”, “kayak”, “level”, “boob”, “racecar”, “rotor”, “noon” and “rotator”. The names “Eve”, “Anna”, “Bob”, “Hannah” and “Otto” are palindromes.

Some sentences are palindromes. Some of the more famous palindrome sentences are:

  • A man, a plan, a canal: Panama.
  • Dog doo? Good God.
  • Evil olive
  • Gabe’s on a nosebag
  • Go hang a salami, I’m a lasagna hog
  • Lager sir is regal
  • Madam, I’m Adam
  • Mr. Owl ate my metal worm
  • Murder for a jar of red rum
  • My gym
  • Never odd or even
  • Niagara, O roar again
  • Now I won
  • Nurses run
  • Was it a bat I saw
  • Was it a car or a cat I saw
  • Yo, banana boy


Best of WYRK

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Country Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Country Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.