A palindrome is a word or a phrase that has the property of reading the same in either direction. Spacing and punctuation do not matter.
- Able was I ere I saw Elba.
- Madam, I'm Adam.
- Quoted in Mark Twain, The Galaxy, Vol. 1, p. 439
- A man, a plan, a canal: Panama!
- Leigh Mercer, Notes and Queries, November 13, 1948
- A man, a plan, a canoe, pasta, heros, rajahs, a coloratura, maps, snipe, percale, macaroni, a gag, a banana bag, a tan, a tag, a banana bag again (or a camel), a crepe, pins, Spam, a rut, a Rolo, cash, a jar, sore hats, a peon, a canal – Panama
- Si Nummi immunis.
- Sator arepo tenet opera rotas.
- In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni.
- Translation: We go about in the night and are consumed by fire.
- quoted in The concise Oxford companion to English literature, 2007