February 2, 2020

FEB 2, Dennis sinned; celebration of palindromes


(With many thanks to my good friend, Eric K., for his reminder about this important occasion.)

Authors' Note:    Palindromes involving the protagonist Dennis highlight
cohorts of sinners of varying size. Several of these italicized sentences are in the classic repertoire of palindromists, and others appear to have been developed by the author. The size of the cohort is indicated in parentheses:

(1) Dennis sinned.
Dennis, Madam, sinned.
‘Dennis’, sides reversed is ‘sinned’
(2) Dennis and Edna sinned.
(3) Dennis, Enid and Nadine sinned.
Dennis, Nora, Aaron sinned.
(4) Dennis, Nell, Edna and Ellen sinned.
(5) Dennis, Nell, Edna, Sis and Ellen sinned. etc.

On the other hand, some authorities on the topic contend
(0) Dennis never even sinned.

You can review these illustrated verses in a wider context by proceeding to 'Reversing Verse: 'Limericks About Classic Palindromes' on the full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'. 

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