Word Lovers Wow In Portland Palindrome Ceremony

OPB | March 12, 2013 12:27 p.m. | Updated: March 12, 2013 2:31 p.m. | Portland

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Do geese see God?

One word palindromes.

One word palindromes.

It’s the kind of question palindromists ponder—and not because they’re interested in the theological answer.

A palindromist is someone who is especially good at composing sentences – or even whole paragraphs – that read the same, forward and backward.

Portland was the site for the SymmyS — that’s a palindrome — award ceremony this past Sunday which was, in fact, 3-10-2013 — a numbered palindrome.

The winner of the Long Palindrome contest was an Australian named Martin Clear.The title of his palindrome is, “Eric and Traci discuss the mortality of watching cross-dressers.” It’s long… here it comes:

“Traci, to regard nine men in drag,” Eric (in a play or an ironic art spot) warned, “I am not so bad.”

“I’d never even seen knees … never even did a Boston maiden raw,” tops Traci, “nor in a royal panic. I regard nine men in drag — erotic art.”

Seriously, it reads the same backwards.


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