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Thread #113247 Message #2405697
Posted By: George Papavgeris
05-Aug-08 - 10:16 AM
Thread Name: Palindromes
Subject: RE: Palindromes
Mum. Dad. Sis. Pop. Tit. LOL.
Palin = again, hence palindrome = "repeating course". I only know a Byzantine good one, which every Greek knows, as it was inscribed around a small fountain at the entrance to the Aghia Sophia church in Istanbul, and dates (I believe) from the 14th century AD:
NI@ON ANOMIMATA MI MONAN O@IN
(where @ = the Greek letter for the sound "ps")
It means "Wash the sins, not just the face"
Then again, there is Monty Python's Notlob....