didja know?

Discussion in 'Esther's Follies' started by huisache, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. huisache

    huisache 2,500+ Posts

    that "race car" spelled backwards is still "race car?"

    Or that if you take the first letter in "eat" and put it on the back it becomes its own past tense?

    Or that monosyllabic isn't?

    Me either until yesterday; I felt I had to tell somebody.
     
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  2. Texanne

    Texanne 5,000+ Posts

    Thanks for sharing this. I'll keep it to myself.
     
  3. huisache

    huisache 2,500+ Posts

    Nobody had posted on this site for 28 days so I thought I would try to muster up something.

    Dog spelled backwards is God was kinda old, so I did the best I could on short notice.
     
  4. biganakhanhda

    biganakhanhda 500+ Posts

    Boob is spelled the same backwards too H. [​IMG]
     
  5. huisache

    huisache 2,500+ Posts

    Otto is similar, with the advantage of being the same upside down. It is also toot spelled inside out.
     
  6. OldHippie

    OldHippie 2,500+ Posts

    Did you know that "bookkeeping" is the only English word with three consecutive double letters. (Unless somebody points out another one that I don't know about.)
     
  7. biganakhanhda

    biganakhanhda 500+ Posts


     
  8. huisache

    huisache 2,500+ Posts

    I had never heard that and will look it up and get back to you with any thoughts on the matter
     
  9. Dionysus

    Dionysus Cocky + Relaxed Admin

    Epidemiology is the shortest 7-syllable English word.

    No, don’t thank me. I am pleased to contribute to this important discussion.
     
  10. Dionysus

    Dionysus Cocky + Relaxed Admin

    Peter O’Toole has a double-phallic name.

    I wonder if his middle name is Richard.
     
  11. Dionysus

    Dionysus Cocky + Relaxed Admin

    It is fitting that ‘boob’ and ‘tit’ are spelled the same forwards and backwards since they refer to organs that are, in principle, symmetric.
     
  12. biganakhanhda

    biganakhanhda 500+ Posts


     
  13. huisache

    huisache 2,500+ Posts

    while looking at a site that I thought might produce some more grist for this mill, I ran across something that might or might not be of some interest.

    A fellow said that he sent ten puns to ten different friends to see if he could get a laugh and no pun in ten did.
     
  14. OldHippie

    OldHippie 2,500+ Posts

    I cheated and looked these up, palindromes all.

    Able was I ere I saw Elba
    A man, a plan, a canal - Panama!
    Madam in Eden, I'm Adam
    Never odd or even
    Rise to vote, sir
    Was it a car or a cat I saw?
    Do geese see God?
    Dammit, I'm mad
    A Toyota's a Toyota
    Step on no pets
     
  15. Texanne

    Texanne 5,000+ Posts

  16. huisache

    huisache 2,500+ Posts

    queueing is the only word in English that has five vowels in a row.

    Not sure where that row is, but queueing is in it.
     
  17. darius

    darius 500+ Posts

    No sir, a war is on.
     
  18. SeamusMcBundy

    SeamusMcBundy < 25 Posts

  19. RJDriver

    RJDriver 100+ Posts

    Go hang a salami, I'm a lasagna hog.
     
  20. Dionysus

    Dionysus Cocky + Relaxed Admin

    In a mirror you can only kiss yourself on the lips.
     
  21. Statalyzer

    Statalyzer 10,000+ Posts

    A dog, a plan, a canal - Pagoda!


     
  22. Crockett

    Crockett 5,000+ Posts

    Misspelled is one of the 100 most frequently misspelled words in the English language. I think it appropriate that a word should thusly call attention to itself.

    Why meddle if you know what someone was trying to communicate? I won't go so far as Andrew Jackson and say "It's a poor man who knows but one way to spell a word."
     
  23. huisache

    huisache 2,500+ Posts

    jackson was ok
     
  24. huisache

    huisache 2,500+ Posts

    madam, I'm Adam
     
  25. Texanne

    Texanne 5,000+ Posts

    If a snail loses his shell, is he naked? Or homeless?
     
  26. huisache

    huisache 2,500+ Posts

    sorry, but it is too early in the day for snail riddles. Either way, I want to spread a little garlic sauce on the critter and eat him or her, whichever the case may be.

    as I pee, sir, I see Pisa
     
  27. huisache

    huisache 2,500+ Posts

    rotator

    sorry, but that is the best I could do off the cuff
     
  28. huisache

    huisache 2,500+ Posts

    Taco Cat
     
  29. OldHippie

    OldHippie 2,500+ Posts

    The oldest cat in history, called Creme Puff, lived in Austin, Texas, and survived for 38 years and 3 days (As reported in this weeks edition of the Austin Chronicle).
     
  30. The Eyes of Texas

    The Eyes of Texas 500+ Posts

    Peter O'Toole was a fine actor. His brother, Plenty, did porn.....
     

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