Palindromes are achiral words, such as:
Or achiral phrases (once spaces and punctuation are removed, by convention) such as these famous examples:
- Nurses, run!
- Madam, I'm Adam!
- A man, a plan, a canal: Panama!
Or achiral sequences, such as a palindromic gene segment:
Try this one out...
11 x 11 = 121
111 x 111 = 12321
1,111 x 1,111 = 1234321
111,111,111 x 111,111,111=12345678987654321
(...what happens when we get past a nine digit number?)
This is not a palindrome:
But this is:
And this is:
Which makes me:
:( non (:
Palindrome Adjacent Concepts: the Ambigram
How about words which - font-willing - appear the same reflected in a mirror placed beside them Eg -
Here they need “mirror symmetry” about a vertical line through their center.
Or words which appear the same when reflected in a mirror placed above them -
For that they need “mirror symmetry” about a horizontal line through their center.
how about words which appear the same when rotated, by “turning” the page upside (no mirrors this time), for example: