Happy Palindrome Day ! 02/02/2020

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Happy Palindrome Day ! 02/02/2020

Postby toucana on February 2nd, 2020, 12:59 pm 

Today is a very special occasion -- the date is a palindrome, meaning it is the same when read forwards and backwards.

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/02/02/world/palindrome-day-february-2-2020-intl-scli/index.html

It is February 2, 2020, or 02/02/2020, in both the MM/DD/YYYY format and the DD/MM/YYYY format. At just after 2 a.m., it was 02:02:20 on 02/02/2020.

This is the only time such a date will occur this century.

The previous palindrome date in all formats came 909 years ago on 11/11/1111. The next will come in 101 years on 12/12/2121 and after that there will not be another until 03/03/3030.

Solihull School Maths Department wrote on Twitter: "Today is a Palindrome Day in all date formats (UK, USA, ISO). It's also a palindrome day of the year (33) and there are a palindrome number of days left in the year (333). Quite a unique day!"

It's also Super Bowl Sunday and Groundhog Day.
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Re: Happy Palindrome Day ! 02/02/2020

Postby Serpent on February 2nd, 2020, 4:34 pm 

I like Palindrome Day best.
For the groundhog, you have to get up too early, and the poor chubby varmint (Wiarton Willie is always right) https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/wiarton-willie-shubenacadie-sam-disagree-about-start-of-spring-1.4793947can never see his shadow anyway, which makes it impossible to prognosticate six more weeks of winter, which we always get anyway.
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Re: Happy Palindrome Day ! 02/02/2020

Postby TheVat on February 2nd, 2020, 6:57 pm 

Yes, in South Dakota the notion that winter could end in early February is highly risible.

I have a few (cough) suggestions for Palindrome Day...

Mail ye bootstrap parts to obey Liam.

God deliver a partisan as I trap a reviled dog.

Deep spot-task: cut DNA spines, use nips and tucks at top speed.

Set agenda, Dad negates.

Remit no final prepaid diaper plan if on timer.

So, catnip in tacos.

Leper yam, deified, may repel.
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Re: Happy Palindrome Day ! 02/02/2020

Postby Serpent on February 2nd, 2020, 7:18 pm 

!WOW!
One of those actually makes sense in a different thread.
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Re: Happy Palindrome Day ! 02/02/2020

Postby toucana on February 2nd, 2020, 8:04 pm 

How about one in classical Latin ?
In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni

This is a Latin palindrome doubling as a riddle. It’s variously translated as “We enter the circle at night and are consumed by fire” or “We turn in circles in the night and are devoured by fire.”

The answer to the riddle: moths.

This Latin palindrome is also the title of a film by French director Guy Debord, and is referenced in Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose.
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Re: Happy Palindrome Day ! 02/02/2020

Postby toucana on February 2nd, 2020, 8:14 pm 

There is also one in Byzantine Greek:
Νίψον ἀνομήματα, μὴ μόναν ὄψιν

"Wash the sins, not only the face"

This inscription was originally found on a baptismal font outside Hagia Sophia in Constantinople and is attributed to St. Gregory of Nazianzus.

N.B. the palindrome only works in the Greek alphabet because of the ψ Psi character.
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Re: Happy Palindrome Day ! 02/02/2020

Postby Serpent on February 2nd, 2020, 9:40 pm 

I am awestruck!
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Re: Happy Palindrome Day ! 02/02/2020

Postby TheVat on February 3rd, 2020, 12:46 pm 

.wow.

Sulu, mucho dias in Italy, Latin is said, oh, "cumulus."
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