reprise from March 2020
MAR 14, classic palindrome: 'no X in Nixon'
mike: short form for microphone, used more commonly for 'announcing', but sometimes used for 'denouncing' (condemning or attacking openly).
Somehow, the misleading statement ‘No X in Nixon’ achieved the status of a famous palindrome. The astute analyst might realize that palindromes are inherently poor tools for orthography.
On the other hand, here are three 'magical palindromes’ that provide correct spelling information:
No K in Nixon; no X in Nikon.
No C in iron; no R in icon.
No S in union. “No!”, in unison.
You can review a collection of illustrated verses on this topic in a wider context by proceeding to 'Reversing Verse: Limericks About Classic Palindromes' on the full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'.
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