August 27, 2023

AUG 27, classic palindrome: Zeus sees Suez (canal-pals)


reprise from 2020

AUG 27, classic palindromes: Zeus sees Suez


Authors' Note:   One of the best known palindromic phrases in English, "A man, a plan, a canal — Panama" is attributed to British word-nerd Leigh Mercer. Scores of take-offs and the 'original' are built around the central symmetric nidus of letters ... lan a canal.  A boatload of illustrated geographically-based palindromes can be accessed via previous posts on this blog.
  The current verse proposes a few phrases that challenge, albeit rather weakly, the locked-in domination of Panama in the field of palindromes.

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'.

Related photo (2022): 

an intrepid adventurer prepares his bicycle-packs for an arduous journey along the Erie Canal.

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