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37 Deeply Satisfying Palindromes

In word salad, alas, drown I.

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1. A man, a plan, a canal – Panama!

2. A man, a plan, a canoe, pasta, heros, rajahs, a coloratura, maps, snipe, percale, macaroni, a gag, a banana bag, a tan, a tag, a banana bag again (or a camel), a crepe, pins, Spam, a rut, a Rolo, cash, a jar, sore hats, a peon, a canal – Panama!

3. Never a foot too far, even.

4. No word, no bond, row on.

5. Some men interpret nine memos.

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6. Now Eve, we're here, we've won.

7. Solo gigolos.

8. Senile felines.

9. Rise to vote, Sir.

10. Was it a bar or a bat I saw?

11. Did I draw Della too tall, Edward? I did?

12. A dog! A panic in a pagoda!

13. Step on no pets.


14. "Not New York," Roy went on.

15. A slut nixes sex in Tulsa.

16. Poor Dan is in a droop.

17. Flee to me, remote elf.

18. Not so, Boston.

19. Campus motto: "Bottoms up, Mac!"


20. Eros? Sidney, my end is sore.

21. Lisa Bonet ate no basil.

22. Lonely Tylenol.

23. Naomi, did I moan?

24. Are we not drawn onward, we few, drawn onward to new era?

25. Doc, note: I dissent. A fast never prevents a fatness. I diet on cod!

26. Go hang a salami, I'm a lasagna hog.

27. Taco cat.

28. Test tube butt set.

29. Stressed? No tips? Spit on desserts.

30. No, sir, away! A papaya war is on.

31. In word salad, alas, drown I.

32. Swap God for a janitor; rot in a jar of dog paws.

33. Ma is as selfless as I am.

34. Satan, oscillate my metallic sonatas!

35. Dog food lid = dildo of God.

36. Gabe's on a nosebag.

37. UFO tofu.

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Big ups to this list by Ralph Griswold, this one by Neil "Fred" Picciotto, this Quora thread, and this reddit thread — check them out for plenty more.

ALSO read this entirely palindromic poem by Demetri Martin.

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