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Palindromes

Postby Oldjohnw » 2 Feb 2020, 7:13am

If you like this stuff, today's date is;

02022020
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Re: Palindromes

Postby PDQ Mobile » 2 Feb 2020, 9:54am

Oldjohnw wrote:If you like this stuff, today's date is;

02022020


And in a couple of weeks it will be 22022020
How long before the next 2 digit date?

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Re: Palindromes

Postby 661-Pete » 2 Feb 2020, 12:01pm

22-02-2022 - in 2 years' time.

On the subject of palindromes, here's a famous one:
"Marge, let dam dogs in. Am on satire! Vow I am Cain. Am on spot. Am a Jap sniper. Red, raw murder on GI. Ignore drum. (Warder re-pins pajama tops.) No maniac, Ma! Iwo veritas: no man is God - Mad telegram."

I turned up one going over several pages: too long to post!
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Re: Palindromes

Postby PDQ Mobile » 2 Feb 2020, 1:52pm

661-Pete wrote:22-02-2022 - in 2 years' time.



Ah elementary my dear Watson!
You can half bash your brain into a pulp Pete and it still functions better than mine! :shock:
Glad to see.

And the next full date of only two digits?
Not my strong area, but could be a while?

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Re: Palindromes

Postby GingerMagic » 2 Feb 2020, 1:59pm

Next Palindrome date would be 12-02-2021, or 12.11.21 in short date digits.

I've always loved this sort of thing - I especially remember how much I was called a nerd for mentioning at work how special the day was - it was 12:34 and 56 seconds, on the 7th August 1990.
12:34.56 - 7/8/90.

Obviously the bullying continued... :roll:
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Re: Palindromes

Postby Oldjohnw » 2 Feb 2020, 2:14pm

We also have 021120 later this year.

Gets more fun when you try to get time as well.
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Re: Palindromes

Postby Cunobelin » 2 Feb 2020, 2:59pm

There was a Facebook reference to this today claiming it was the first full date palindrome for 900 years - I haven't checked the veracity

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Re: Palindromes

Postby Oldjohnw » 2 Feb 2020, 3:15pm

Cunobelin wrote:There was a Facebook reference to this today claiming it was the first full date palindrome for 900 years - I haven't checked the veracity

011110. Not a full palindrome.

Perhaps it was 20111102.
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Re: Palindromes

Postby GingerMagic » 2 Feb 2020, 3:48pm

Or 11.02.2011....

Only 9 years since this one :wink:
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Re: Palindromes

Postby 661-Pete » 2 Feb 2020, 4:28pm

Palindromic dates are a doddle. Text palindromes are a lot more difficult to contrive - anything beyond the "Madam, I'm Adam" genre needs a bit of thinking out. That very long one which I dug up, which runs to several pages: well it begins and ends like this:
Star? Not I! Movie – it too has a star in or a cameo who wore mask – cast are livewires.

Soda-pop straws are sold, as part-encased a hot tin, I saw it in mad dog I met. Is dog rosy? Tie-dye booths in rocks.

All ewes lessen ill. I see sheep in Syria? He, not I, deep in Syria, has done. No one radio drew old one.

Many moths – I fondle his; no lemons are sold. Loot delis, yob, moths in a deli bundle his tin. Pins to net a ball I won – pins burst input. I loot to get a looter a spot paler. Arm a damsel – doom a dam. Not a base camera was in a frost, first on knees on top spot. Now a camera was a widened dam.

Ask: Cold, do we dye? No, hot – push tap, set on to hosepipe. Nuts in a pod liven........
[etc. etc.]
........Pan is tune-pipe – so hot notes, paths up to honeydew.

Odd locks, a maddened (I was aware) macaw on top, spot no seen knots, rifts or fan, I saw. Are maces a baton, madam? Oodles, madam? Rare laptops are too late – got too lit up.

Nits rub – snip now, I’ll abate, not snip, nits I held.

Nubile Danish tomboys I led to old loser as no melons I held; no fish to my name. Nod lower, do I dare? No, one nods a hairy snipe. (Edit: one hairy snipe, eh?) See silliness, else we’ll ask cornish to obey deity’s or god’s item. I, God, damn it! I was in it! To Hades, acne trap, sad loser! As warts pop, a dosser I – we – vile rat, sack! Same row, oh woe! Macaroni, rats, as a hoot, tie. I vomit on rats.
I can't vouch for its literary quality! :lol:
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Re: Palindromes

Postby DaveReading » 2 Feb 2020, 7:00pm

Cunobelin wrote:There was a Facebook reference to this today claiming it was the first full date palindrome for 900 years - I haven't checked the veracity

Yes, if you want to be picky and insist that a date palindrome works in both the UK and US date formats (day-month and month-day, respectively), then the last one was 11th November in the year 1111.

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Re: Palindromes

Postby Cunobelin » 2 Feb 2020, 9:00pm

Wasn't the classic literary palindrome attributed to Napoleon as a quote to his doctor Barry O'Meara

"Able I was ere I saw Elba"

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Re: Palindromes

Postby Cunobelin » 2 Feb 2020, 9:01pm

DaveReading wrote:
Cunobelin wrote:There was a Facebook reference to this today claiming it was the first full date palindrome for 900 years - I haven't checked the veracity

Yes, if you want to be picky and insist that a date palindrome works in both the UK and US date formats (day-month and month-day, respectively), then the last one was 11th November in the year 1111.



Not really, but I suspect Trump will as part of trade deal!


As I said, it was an interesting comment, and I have not verified it

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Re: Palindromes

Postby Mike Sales » 2 Feb 2020, 9:04pm

Cunobelin wrote:Wasn't the classic literary palindrome attributed to Napoleon as a quote to his doctor Barry O'Meara

"Able I was ere I saw Elba"


Unlikely for a francophone.

The first palindrome must have been "Madam, I'm Adam." Surely English was the lingua franca of Eden.

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Re: Palindromes

Postby Cunobelin » 2 Feb 2020, 9:07pm

OK - some research.

Quick Google and "Time and Date" come up with


Palindrome Days in 2020-2021

mm-dd-yyyy
February 2, 2020 (02-02-2020)
December 2, 2021 (12-02-2021)

dd-mm-yyyy
2 February, 2020 (02-02-2020)
12 February, 2021 (12-02-2021)

mm-dd-yy
February 11, 2020 (02-11-20)
February 22, 2020 (02-22-20)
December 11, 2021 (12-11-21)
December 22, 2021 (12-22-21)

m-dd-yyyy
January 20, 2021 (1-20-2021)


Also apparently there was a palindrome week