As you already know, a palindrome is a word or phrase that spells the same way forward and backward. Some examples are BOB, MADAM I'M ADAM and A MAN, A PLAN, A CANAL: PANAMA.
"A Modest Proposal,"
Word Ways: Vol. 28
, Article 11.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol28/iss4/11