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Friday, November 19, 2010

However which way

A palindrome is a word, phrase, number or other sequence of units that can be read the same way in either direction (the adjustment of punctuation and spaces between words is generally permitted). Composing literature in palindromes is an example of constrained writing. The word "palindrome" was coined from Greek roots palin (πάλιν; "again") and dromos (δρóμος; "way, direction") by English writer Ben Jonson in the 17th century. The actual Greek phrase to describe the phenomenon is karkinikê epigrafê (καρκινική επιγραφή; crab inscription), or simply karkiniêoi (καρκινιήοι; crabs), alluding to the backward movement of crabs, like an inscription that can be read backwards(Source: Wiki).

You ask why suddenly I am talking about Palindrome.  Today, i got an email linking me to a video on youtube about this certain palindrome. If you're like me, meaning the type to read everything and anything, even the paper used to wrap the "bulad", you will come to see the truth hidden in the poem any which way you will read it.  I personally liked the message when read backwards, it's more optimistic that way.  We all know, we need every bit of sunshine that comes our way.

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