All of Simpson's thirty-two variations are themselves palindromic. Hin und Zurück ("There and Back": 1927) is an operatic 'sketch' (Op.


Lambert claimed that the theme was dictated to him by the ghost of Bernard van Dieren, who had died in 1936. British composer Robert Simpson also composed music in the palindrome or based on palindromic themes; the slow movement of his Symphony No.


By contrast, Karel Goeyvaerts's 1953 electronic composition, Nummer 5 (met zuivere tonen) is an exact palindrome: not only does each event in the second half of the piece occur according to an axis of symmetry at the centre of the work, but each event itself is reversed, so that the note attacks in the first half become note decays in the second, and vice versa.


Lindon in the 1960s.


Bombaugh's book Oddities and Curiosities of Words and Literature in 1961. An example of this is the word stressed, which is desserts spelled backward. Some semordnilaps are deliberate creations.


For example, Karlheinz Stockhausen's composition Mixtur, originally written in 1964, consists of twenty sections, called "moments", which may be permuted in several different ways, including retrograde presentation, and two versions may be made in a single program.


Charles Scribner's Sons, 1965.


Greenwood Periodicals et al., 1968–.


Four of the fictional Pokémon species have palindromic names in English (Eevee, Girafarig, Ho-Oh, and Alomomola). The 1970s pop band ABBA is a palindrome using the starting letter of the first name of each of the four band members. === Numbers === The digits of a palindromic number are the same read backwards as forwards, for example, 91019; decimal representation is usually assumed.


Dover Publications, 1973.


Word Ways Press, 1992.


Palindromist Press, 1996–. Howard W.

Algonquin Books, 1996.


"Stanley Yelnats" is the name of the main character in Holes, a 1998 novel and 2003 film.


"Stanley Yelnats" is the name of the main character in Holes, a 1998 novel and 2003 film.

When the composer revised the work in 2003, he prescribed such a palindromic performance, with the twenty moments first played in a "forwards" version, and then "backwards".


In January 2017 the number 1,999,291,987,030,606,810 was published in OEIS as A281509, and described as "The Largest Known Most Delayed Palindrome", with a delay of 261.


As of October 2018, none of these terms have been accepted as official entries in the Oxford English Dictionary. === Names === Some names are palindromes, such as the given names Hannah, Ava, Anna, Eve, Bob and Otto, or the surnames Harrah, Renner, Salas, and Nenonen. Lon Nol (1913–1985) was Prime Minister of Cambodia.


Short digits may be used as in 11/11/11 11:11 or long digits as in 2 February 2020. A notable palindrome day is this century's 2 February 2020 because this date is a palindrome regardless of the date format by country (yyyy-mm-dd, dd-mm-yyyy, or mm-dd-yyyy) used in various countries.

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