Word Ways


Jeff Grant


The Palindromicon is a collection of over 2000 palindromic terms accumulated over many years of searching. Most of the words listed can be found in major English reference words; however, many are drawn from more obscure sources, and a good number of the best inferred examples are also entered. Trade-names have been included, as well as a few two-word terms. Given names, surnames and full names of people are listed, but no abbreviations, acronyms, numerals, symbols or names containing initials. A substantial number of foreign-language palindromes are also cited, together with various nonce-words from the likes of "Finnegan's Wake" by James Joyce.