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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 22 Jul '05 04:08
    Fall leaves after leaves fall.

    Will my love love my will?

    Herb the sage eats sage, the herb.

    Please me by standing by me, please!

    "Rock of Ages" preceded ages of rock.

    Escher, drawing hands, drew hands drawing Escher.

    In order to stop hunger, stop to order in.

    Blessed are they that believe that they are blessed.

    Parents love to have children; children have to love parents.

    Says Mom, "What do you do?" You do what Mom says.

    Family first sees Holy Father secretly father holy see's first family.

    You know, I did little for you, for little did I know you.

    Did I say you never say "Never say never"? You say I did.

    Good little student does plan future, but future plan does student little good.

    Better doctors like people treated well because well-treated people like doctors better.

    Celebrate! Why not? If happy birthday's your hope, I hope your birthday's happy! If not, why celebrate?

    Pain increase to aching back strikes, and sufferer finds no doctor. Doctor No finds sufferer and strikes back, aching to increase pain.

    First Ladies rule the state, and state the rule -- "Ladies first!"
  2. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    24 Jul '05 13:56
    Originally posted by THUDandBLUNDER
    Fall leaves after leaves fall.

    Will my love love my will?

    Herb the sage eats sage, the herb.

    Please me by standing by me, please!

    "Rock of Ages" preceded ages of rock.

    Escher, drawing hands, drew hands drawing Escher.

    In order to stop hunger, stop to order in.

    Blessed are they that believe that they are blessed.

    Parents lov ...[text shortened]... aching to increase pain.

    First Ladies rule the state, and state the rule -- "Ladies first!"
    Strictly speaking these aren't palindromes like this one:
    A man a plan a canal: Panama!
    Now THATS a palindrome!
  3. 24 Jul '05 15:37
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Strictly speaking these aren't palindromes like this one:
    A man a plan a canal: Panama!
    Now THATS a palindrome!
    WORD palindromes...
  4. 24 Jul '05 16:10 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Strictly speaking these aren't palindromes like this one:
    A man a plan a canal: Panama!
    Now THATS a palindrome!
    Are we not drawn onward, we few, [but obviously not you] to new era?

    IMO, this is much better than your well-known shorter offering.
    (But it's a pity about the missing article.)
  5. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    25 Jul '05 11:36
    Originally posted by THUDandBLUNDER
    Are we not drawn onward, we few, [but obviously not you] to new era?

    IMO, this is much better than your well-known shorter offering.
    (But it's a pity about the missing article.)
    That is an interesting one, it reads slightly differant in the
    opposite direction but is 31 letters long, pretty long. I saw some
    referance to a love letter written that was over two hundred letters
    long, was that you mentioned it? forget the author, might have been
    by the guy that wrote the Inigma Variations, Elgar, he was into puzzles
    and put them in his music.
  6. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    25 Jul '05 11:54
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Strictly speaking these aren't palindromes like this one:
    A man a plan a canal: Panama!
    Now THATS a palindrome!
    A man, a plan, a casa, a bait, a lag, a malt, an ami, an abr, a bayard, a liang, an apa, a jager, an adder, a gaw, a nut, an oca, a net, a caps, a rail, a karat, an amalaka, an agron, a brev, a kit, a ballet, an eel, a bar, a lama, a dan, a patina, a grama, a tin, a manak, a japer, a pupa, an oka, a lev, a trad, a cab, an ala, a papaya, a loma, a cam, a catalpa, a mon, a kor, a tam, a haloid, a regal, a lub, a war, a peen, a stob, a gad, a spin, a ward, a slag, a toom, a we'd, a pos, a marg, a cedar, a daraf, a wat, a dater, a carapa, a lot, a tennis, a laic, a farer, a dame, a haemin, an agal, a tsar, a misaim, an enate, a halo, a garrot, a gip, a rom, a lca, an elem, a yell, a ganoin, a waver, a boma, a ball, a waxer, a tid, an agr, an app, a y-axis, a lion, a lack, a burg, a motmot, a rata, a vil, a satrap, a mart, a rank, a lex, an annot, a pol, a tael, a drub, a nome, a dale, a batwoman, a mara, a lob, a tarp, a res, a drawer, a rot, a doh, a nib, a saw, a harem, a gater, an imam, a llama, a let, a bel, a hamal, a gasser, a cadi, a ramrod, a saga, a bass, a cad, a ya-ta-ta, a flan, a cig, a malam, an anus, a keep, a cuda, a crum, an alapa, a doc, a nett, a laggen, a loofa, a cola, a roman, a vac, a snug, a mass, an ass, a tarpan, a frt, a neb, a reel, a corp, a yob, an ana, a but, a tpd, a pant, a cate, an alb, a napper, a gum, a knot, a daud, a pipa, a ruse, a call, a haar, a matador, a bot, a mod, a cor, an aug, a dop, a bud, a buran, a sika, a nork, a yoga, a kip, a rood, a tanga, a pap, a loop, a rein, a pat, an anadem, a leman, a brocatel, a says, a jad, a nomad, a tau, a nunatak, a drab, a gob, an amt, an andron, an orc, a maim, a kaiak, a saber, a puca, a rab, a rabal, a kabala, a rem, a canoe, an aid, a water, a minah, a yarak, an okay, a redan, a gala, a liza, a coir, a car, a vav, a hail, a guna, a min, an aroma, a mix, a manikin, a capita, a cap, a tsi, a waw, a spira, a rub, an att, a matsu, a hat, a fan, a taj, a ray, a jar, a lah, a datum, a 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maniac, an ikan, a maid, a salep, a lass, a pall, a gab, a watt, a bay, a map, a lair, a sax, a mar, a madam, a palet, a ramon, a won, a wet, a fen, a nipa, a dBm, a lai, a bag, a haeres, a bun, a ratton, a tana, a sem, a gtc, a giron, a bros, a navar, a carotin, a jab, a dayan, a lever, a fun, a macoma, an iter, a nies, a dak, a yaw, a sera, a tef, a nek, a xat, a boob, a haler, a cir, a daw, a camass, a topaz, a gator, a taw, a lapser, a mut, a biga, a nag, an atlas, a bad, a doodah, a manas, a puna, a fut, a sima, a gen, a facsim, a liard, a gym, a spot, a sex, a nae, a wap, a zax, a way, a tapis, an ord, a habu, a datura, a mel, a kadi, a qat, a mas, a banana, a cran, a bird, a pus, a drain, a lacer, a valor, a pav, a lad, a wamus, a garg, a tamis, a kaon, a tort, a leg, a baht, a lapin, a ref, a wall, a mac, a samaj, a boar, a sunn, a pappus, an aced, an ann, a manor, a barege, a jai, an alap, an acad, a fakeer, a remit, a get, a toil, a gat, a local, a baff, a wain, an akela, an 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a nub, a sere, a hag, a bai, a lambda, a pin, a nef, a tew, a now, a nom, a ratel, a pam, a damar, a max, a sari, a lap, a may, a batt, a wab, a gall, a pass, a lapel, a sadi, a manakin, a cain, a mali, a tab, a lulav, an ayah, a telfer, a pcf, a dot, a mpg, a def, a wolf, a duma, a com, a caff, a gam, a darts, a lied, a mood, a tav, a gut, a mus, a monal, a taffeta, a dos-, a larum, a tenon, a laud, a nog, an arr, a pariah, a trid, a pad, a darg, a raga, a ten, a rennet, a dog, a tool, a dig, a void, a rabban, a pull, a cat, a recap, a bast, a fall, a rani, a pallor, a tog, a manit, a palais, a leud, a caf, a leek, a van, a pajama, a mam, a gonad, a day, a can, a what's, a casein, a salal, a haik, a raff, a dais, a ladanum, a bed, a cal, a bob, a kabaka, a mair, a carob, a taps, an aeron, a nogg, a wallop, a dal, a say', a paw, a jasey, a fil, an atom, an air, an ulan, a paretic, a red, a fam, a yapok, a geb, a nos, a basil, an acarid, a sap, a rim, a room, an oxen, a rennin, a wey, a let's, a paenula, a belga, a rug, an angina, a babassu, a gamin, a cera, a banat, a balas, an all, a ceramal, a sav, a don, a liana, an abaca, a tag, a nil, a sail, an assoc, a sub, a lay, a gamut, a dah, a lar, a jay, a raj, a tan, a fat, a haust, a matt, an abura, a ripsaw, a waist, a paca, a tip, a canikin, a maxima, a mor, an anima, an ugali, a hav, a var, a carioca, a zila, a lagan, a deray, a konak, a rayah, an imaret, a wadi, an aeon, a camera, a lab, a kal, a barabara, a cup, a reb, a sakai, a kami, a macron, an ordn, an atman, a bog, a bard, a kat, an unau, a tad, a monad, a jasy, a salet, a corban, a melamed, an anat, a panier, a pool, a papa, a gnat, a door, a pika, a goy, a krona, a kisan, a rub-a-dub, a pod, a guan, a roc, a dom, a tob, a rod, a tamara, a hall, a caesura, a pip, a duad, a tonk, a mug, a repp, an abl, an aet, a catnap, a dpt, a tuba, a nan, a boy, a proc, a leer, a ben, a trf, an apr, a tass, an assam, a guns, a cav, an amora, a loca, a fool, an egg, a latten, a coda, a pal, an amurca, a duc, a peek, a sun, an amal, a magic, an alfa, a tat, a yad, a cassaba, a gas, a dorm, a raid, a caress, a gal, a mahaleb, a tela, a mallam, a minaret, a gamer, a haw, a sabin, a hod, a tor, a reward, a ser, a prat, a bola, a ram, an amowt, a bael, a daemon, a burd, a leat, a lop, a tonn, an axel, a knar, a tram, a part, a saliva, a tar, a tom-tom, a grub, a kcal, an oil, a six, a yapp, an arg, an adit, a rex, a wallaba, a mob, a rev, a wanion, a galley, a melena, a clamor, a pig, a torr, a gaol, a haet, an enami, a simar, a stalag, an anime, a haem, a darer, a facial, a sinnet, a tola, a par, a caret, a dat, a waf, a radar, a decagram, a sop, a dew, a moot, a gals, a draw, an ips, a dag, a bots, a neep, a raw, a bul, a lager, a diol, a ham, a tarok, a noma, a plat, a camaca, a mola, a yap, a paal, an abac, a dart, a vela, a kona, a pup, a rep, a jak, an amanita, a marga, a nit, a panada, a malar, a baleen, a tell, a batik, a verb, an organa, a kalam, an atar, a kali, a rasp, a catena, a con, a tun, a wag, a redd, an areg, a jaap, an agnail, a dray, a barb, an aim, a natl, a mag, a lati, a baas, a canal, Panama!
  7. 25 Jul '05 13:11 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    That is an interesting one, it reads slightly differant in the
    opposite direction but is 31 letters long, pretty long. I saw some
    referance to a love letter written that was over two hundred letters
    long, was that you mentioned it? for ...[text shortened]... Variations, Elgar, he was into puzzles
    and put them in his music.
    Silly me, it should be:

    Are we not drawn onward, we few, drawn onward to new era? (43 letters)

    200 letters long! Yes, very er...inigmatic indeed.
  8. 25 Jul '05 17:29
    www.fun-with-words.com/palindromes.html
  9. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    25 Jul '05 18:51
    Originally posted by THUDandBLUNDER
    Silly me, it should be:

    Are we not drawn onward, we few, drawn onward to new era? (43 letters)

    200 letters long! Yes, very er...inigmatic indeed.
    TRF? ABL? Come on, even I know thats not a word
  10. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    25 Jul '05 18:54 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    TRF? ABL? Come on, even I know thats not a word
    sorry, was replying to Xanthos
  11. Standard member zakkwylder
    Mouth for war
    06 Aug '05 00:12
    A little off topic, but whats special about this sentence?

    "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dogs".
  12. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    06 Aug '05 00:25
    Originally posted by zakkwylder
    A little off topic, but whats special about this sentence?

    "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dogs".
    Nothing.
  13. Standard member zakkwylder
    Mouth for war
    06 Aug '05 00:33
    Originally posted by Bowmann
    Nothing.
    el contrar, there is...
  14. Standard member Alcra
    Lazy Sod
    06 Aug '05 10:40
    Originally posted by Bowmann
    Nothing.
    it contains every letter in the english alphabet - oh, and the final plural "s" is not needed.
  15. Standard member zakkwylder
    Mouth for war
    06 Aug '05 15:42
    Originally posted by Alcra
    it contains every letter in the english alphabet - oh, and the final plural "s" is not needed.
    You're quite right. I screw up and add that 's' all the time. thanks for the catch.