Saturday, September 22, 2007

Palindrome Means: "Runs Again" in Greek


Just follow this link.

The word, "Palindrome" means literally, "To run again." "Palin" means "again." And "dromos" means "run." A palindrome runs both ways. Get it? Good.

If you ask Sheila, she will tell you that there is another word for "run," "trechein" (pronounced: trech-ayne, but trill the "r" a little and make a sound like you're going to hock a loogie when you hit the "ch" part).

An anadromous fish (ana=up and dromos=run) literally "runs up" the river into the mountain streams where it was born 3-5 years before it's run. Here on the coast of Oregon, we see a river and we say, "A fish runs through it." (Get all the laughter out. I'll give you a sec.)

Done? Good.

The only good palindrome that I knew prior to watching this video was: "Do geese see God?" I watched for it. And sure enough, there it was.

What palindromes do you know? Write them down, if you like. Then watch this:


At Saturday, September 22, 2007 at 4:49:00 PM PDT , Blogger Nessa said...


At Saturday, September 22, 2007 at 6:32:00 PM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

NESSA: Sey yes?

At Sunday, September 23, 2007 at 2:38:00 AM PDT , Anonymous quilly said...

Fun E enuf.

At Sunday, September 23, 2007 at 5:58:00 AM PDT , Blogger Nessa said...

Y paw G, but tub, Gawpy?

At Sunday, September 23, 2007 at 6:14:00 AM PDT , Blogger Sheila said...

Yo, Banana boy
Despite my Aibohphobia, until now the only one I could think of was Able was I ere I saw Elba

At Sunday, September 23, 2007 at 6:38:00 AM PDT , Blogger Sheila said...

Got cut off there...???
I was going to add I prefer pi.
I'm not sure I did know the word
'trechein', I would have guessed it was French for three dogs?
Thanks Gawpy for your afflatus.
You encourage me to think..
(no folks it's not GAS, but it could be!)

At Sunday, September 23, 2007 at 7:21:00 AM PDT , Blogger Enemy of the Republic said...

My husband does that as a way to pass time. I didn't know the word had a Greek root. I just know that when I do them, it is always accidental.

At Sunday, September 23, 2007 at 9:52:00 AM PDT , Blogger lime said...

a man, a plan, a canal: panama

At Sunday, September 23, 2007 at 10:05:00 AM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

QUILLY: Good one! I have tried, but they are always a stretch. Like this one: "Do not rub Burton, O.D."

SHEELER: I have heard that Elba one before. But the yo, banana boy one is a good one. You make that up?

SHEELER: A math drome. Nice. Three dogs. "Tre cani" in Italian, I do believe.

ENEMY OF THE REPUBLIC: I am referring my friend, Sarah (of Vandyketimes) to you. She will love your great brain. Palindromes just have to be accidents sometimes. I found one by accident when I was eating at the Yreka Bakery. It had already (of course) been discovered.

At Sunday, September 23, 2007 at 10:10:00 AM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

LIMERS: HA!!!! Yes. I do think I've heard of that one. I think I will add the link to the post that I went to about two years ago. There are a guh-zillion on that site.

At Sunday, September 23, 2007 at 10:27:00 AM PDT , Blogger Sheila said...

Nope. Didn't make it up.
I cheated and googled it..!
That's what I mean by afflatus..!

At Sunday, September 23, 2007 at 10:38:00 AM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

SHEILA: I see. I see. Well, there's some more for you that I just added by way of the link. xo, G

At Sunday, September 23, 2007 at 12:23:00 PM PDT , Blogger S said...

My daughters real name is a palindrome.

Hannah....when she was little she used to write her name from right to left and when I told her that it was backwards, she said, "no mama, it's the same." Whaddya know, she was right!

At Sunday, September 23, 2007 at 3:14:00 PM PDT , Anonymous cindra said...

This was a ton of fun. I love words. My head is full of snot and I can't think right now so I'm not even gonna try. It might hurt. I'll just laugh at everyone else's stuff!

At Sunday, September 23, 2007 at 3:41:00 PM PDT , Blogger lime said...

and btw, does anyone else wonder abotu those two guys in the background during the video?

At Sunday, September 23, 2007 at 8:18:00 PM PDT , Blogger Gillian @ Indigo Blue said...

When I think palindromes, I think numbers. I know that they are words too.
But, like, 9009, or for example 2112. Yeah, like that.

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

Okay, I got that one from the site. It's my fave though.

At Monday, September 24, 2007 at 3:47:00 AM PDT , Blogger Nessa said...

Hey, how come you didn't answer my question, Gawpy?

At Monday, September 24, 2007 at 5:14:00 AM PDT , Blogger bazza27 said...


At Monday, September 24, 2007 at 9:29:00 AM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

S: That is so cute: "no, mama, it's the same." But did she ever tell you that you were spelling your name backwards when you signed something, "mom?"

CHEENDRUH!: Sorry your head is full of snot. But good thing you don't have to take that antacid for the heartburn that some people get when they look at porn: Smut Tums.

And good thing you don't have to obey the rules on that monorail that that huge big box store chain has now: Wal*Mart Tram Law.

LIMERS: Ha! Yeah. I did see them, but have to go back and check them out some more. Thanks for that. Always the observer, you are.

BLUE TSG: And did you know that the only runways with reciprocal numbers are runways 31/13 and 20/02? The numbers on a runway represent the compass heading that you take off into and the heading that you land toward. Yeah. They actually mean something.

NESSA: What? I didn't answer a question? Why, this is an outrage! I shall redress myself for not addressing yourself eeMEEdee-ately!!!

BAZZA: HAAAAA!!!!! Dying here. Thanks for that.

NESSIE: Yes. Tub. Yes. The answer is yes: Tub.


At Monday, September 24, 2007 at 1:24:00 PM PDT , Blogger Nessa said...

Yes is always a good answer, Gawpy.

At Monday, September 24, 2007 at 1:53:00 PM PDT , Anonymous Kat said...

Too tired and stressed out to think this hard, but thanks for the laugh!

At Monday, September 24, 2007 at 3:08:00 PM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

NESSA: Whew! (and Yes)

KAT: Let laugh be finale of seem!

At Monday, September 24, 2007 at 5:55:00 PM PDT , Blogger Pam Aries said...

Oh,dear. alas..I have had one too many glasses of I can't yalp siht emag!

At Monday, September 24, 2007 at 5:57:00 PM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

PAM ARIES: Ha! That's what too much wine will uoy ot od!

Hooty Hoo!!!!

At Monday, September 24, 2007 at 6:36:00 PM PDT , Blogger Anissa said...

That blew my mind, so I'll follow Bazza's lead...boob.

At Monday, September 24, 2007 at 6:42:00 PM PDT , Anonymous cindra said...

Ha! anissa is good.

At Monday, September 24, 2007 at 7:34:00 PM PDT , Blogger Gillian @ Indigo Blue said...

You are a nut.
Totally and unequivocally.
Yes, mother had me pegged as a carker. Langiferous or carniverous or deciduous or whatever else. She is the word queen!
I am sure you will do well on this, you know the most about words. Words is yo thang G.
Yes, Cindra and I are snot sisters today! That is some boring Ack shun!
Yes, I was born on Jan 6th.
Twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a Blue-ert in an Indigo tree?

At Monday, September 24, 2007 at 10:51:00 PM PDT , Blogger LMS(oceandreamer) said...

So I wanted to come here and be clever and witty...instead....well I'll just say hello, blow you a kiss and sit in the corner listening and watching. Maybe it's due to the late hour....yes, let's say that. Then I won't leave feeling so...uh.....diputs

At Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at 9:55:00 AM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

ANISSA: HA!!! How could I MISS that one?!

See what writing a two million word novel can do for your mental acuity? You ARE going for two million, right?

Don't you wish Bazza's name was Bazzab now? I sure do.

CHEENDRUH!: You are rotally tight! And so is her blog. The girl can write, AND she gots small boys and one big one (hubby). Somehow she is still funny.

BLUE TSG: Of course I'm a nut. That's why, in my profession, I always crack the case.

Thems wuz some incredible words your Mummy dug up. I have met my match. I'M NOT WORRRRTHY! I'M NOT WORRRTHY!!!!

Snot-dripping girl ACK-SHUN is nothing to sneeze at!

LEESAOCEANDREAMUH!: I know how you feel. These incredible brains bring about much daunt. Sigh.....

xoXO and Hugs,

At Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at 12:01:00 PM PDT , Blogger Anissa said...

Aw...thanks, Gawpo. As you know, flattery will get you everywhere. ;)

You should see me doing the "He thinks I'm funny" dance (to the tune of Eddie Murphy's "I got some ice-cream") My boys are finding it comical. :)

At Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at 12:18:00 PM PDT , Blogger Logophile said...

Wow, go Weird Al.
Kayak is my favorite, meagre offering I know.
Good fun though

At Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at 1:44:00 PM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

ANISSA: Some of us learn later in life. But that I am teachable, this is good. ;)

And I guess I'll have to go find that on You Tube---the dance. But without having had benefit of seeing it, imagining it breaks a smile.

PHOGOLILE: Yeah. Ain't he somethin'? I will go check out Kayak. Until then: JUST EEEET IT!

At Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at 7:54:00 PM PDT , Anonymous catnapping said...

excellent post, and delightful thread of responses...this made my MONTH.


At Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at 4:32:00 AM PDT , Blogger singleton said...

Ah, what a great way to start the day! Laughing and thinking! ok, well, I can't think that fast, but I'm laughing!

At Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at 9:26:00 AM PDT , Blogger somewhere joe said...

You're truly a

gawpo cop wag

and we love you for it.

(Ok, not brilliant... but mine)

At Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at 10:14:00 AM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

CATNAPPING: Get outta my BRAIN! I was just thinking about you yesterday. Wondering. And POOF----you epiphanize. Awesome. So glad you slinked in.

SINGLT2Kpounds: Hello. Greetings. And in honor or International Talk Like A Pirate Day (the 21st): AHOY, MATEY! Laugh on, Sister! You always make my day.

SOMEWHERE JOE: I say brilliant. They are not easy to come by. You got yerself a nugget there, Jeaux.

At Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at 10:39:00 AM PDT , Blogger Paul said...

Who has the time to figure these out? And sing about it?

Aren't there better things to do? Like sudoku?

At Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at 10:46:00 AM PDT , Anonymous cindra said...

no one has the time, silly! it's a distraction from real obligations.

At Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at 6:18:00 PM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

PAUL: Nice try, Paul. But sudoku is NOT palindromatic in the least. If you spent just a little more time, you might have had one.

CHEENDRUH!: I am really obligated to your comment here. Now if you will excuse me....

At Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at 10:23:00 PM PDT , Blogger Brett said...

gawpo? wo! wop wag!

At Thursday, September 27, 2007 at 7:40:00 PM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

CHANG: (aka: Brett) Good one, Chang. You incorporate ethnic reference. You very ingenious genius Chang.


At Friday, September 28, 2007 at 9:29:00 AM PDT , Blogger Brett said...

Palindrome hurt my skull like thousand year old MSG.

At Friday, September 28, 2007 at 9:20:00 PM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

BRETT: Palindrome hurt like one foot bound, one foot not.

At Monday, October 1, 2007 at 1:01:00 PM PDT , Blogger AnnieElf said...

I have a headache.

At Tuesday, October 2, 2007 at 8:02:00 PM PDT , Blogger Candace said...

Palindromes are so much fun! You may remember that Prawn was really into them a while ago ("Tit is a plaindrome" - said while watching Monty Python ^_^ )

That's quite a video. ^_^

No tush if I shut on


it needs work

At Thursday, October 4, 2007 at 11:51:00 AM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

ANNIE FROM TURLOCK: Sorry 'bout that.

Take some aspirin niripsa!

CANDACIA: "No tush if I shut on." Did you make that up? Good one at any rate. Yes, I do think I recall Nwarp's fascination with the drome of the palin.

She and Bazza got that Tit one.

At Thursday, October 4, 2007 at 6:58:00 PM PDT , Blogger Candace said...

got it O G!


I'm kinda sucky at these. ^_^

At Sunday, October 7, 2007 at 1:13:00 PM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

CANDACIA: Dang! I need to maintain my comments vigilance.

That was a good one.


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