How to Make Reading a Little More Fun
by Timothy Bailey on September 02, 2020
When you read that sentence, your mind probably begins imagining a situation where someone would say such a ridiculous thing.
Or you might just get hungry.
What you may not realize, though, is that when you read the sentence backwards, it spells the same exact phrase. Look again…
Go hang a salami, I'm a lasagna hog!
This is an example of a palindrome, A word, phrase, or sequence that reads the same forward as backward.
Reading and creating palindromes is a fun escape from our typically monotonous day to day lives, and they can be found everywhere you look!
In common names: Anna, Bob, Elle, Otto, and who could forget Stanley Yelnats from the book/movie Holes
In every day words: kayak, level, madam, racecar, rotator
In (somewhat) coherent sentences: Eva, can I stab bats in a cave?; A man, a plan, a Canal-Panama; Do geese see God?; and don’t you dare forget that salami lasagna one!
There are even palindromes in our DNA!
The nucleotides in our genetic code are denoted with the letters A, T, C and G, which can spell long strands like ACTGTCA. Most people love these word tricks, but some actually have a fear of palindromes! This condition is appropriately called Aibohphobia, because it’s also a palindrome!
Turnt is sympathetic to those with Aibohphobia. That being said, we decided to name all of our watches with palindromes!
We are all kids at heart...
so it’s important to weave play into our lives and inspire others to do the same too!
Life is a little more fun if you make it a game, so go out and play! And when you play, you'll never say the words, “Damnit, I’m mad!” which, of course, is a palindrome .😉