Fun with English: Discovering Palindromes

A palindrome is a word, phrase, verse or sentence in which the letters appear in the same order in both directions, forward and backward. Here are some examples of single-word palindromes:

    deified 
    eye 
    kayak 
    level 
    madam 
    radar 
    repaper 
    reviver 
    rotator 
    sexes 

The longest English-language palindrome on record is a verse more than 10,000 words long! Here are a few examples of some considerably shorter multi-word palindromes: 

    Madam, Iím Adam. 
    A man, a plan, a canal ó Panama! 
    Able was I ere I saw Elba. 
    Never odd or even. 
    A dog! A panic in a pagoda! 
    Emil, asleep, peels a lime. 

Many of these palindromes seem profound and Zen-like in their simple inscrutability. (You will notice that in the typical palindrome game, punctuation and spaces donít count.)