Ambigrams, palindromes, semordnilaps and pangrams

Chris Dean's picture

It appears as though ambigrams are becoming a popular design exercise. I have noticed a bit of difficulty distinguishing between ambigrams, palindromes and semordnilaps (I think you need to scroll down to see semordnilap). I wonder if it’s possible to design an ambigram/palindrome or an ambigram/semordnilap?

kegler's picture

any palindrome pangrams?

eliason's picture

"Oh, wet Alex, a jar, a ****! Up, disk, curve by! Man Oz, Iraq, Arizona, my Bev? Ruck's id-pug, a far Ajax, elate? Who?"
http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview/id/332847.html

EDIT: um, excuse my language. I'll leave it as an exercise for the reader to deduce the censored word.

eliason's picture

"Otto" in Exocet is a palindromic ambigram.

cerulean's picture

+00H0+ +0H00+

A full alphabet of letters that each flips to itself is fairly easy, if ugly in places. Then you can apply it to any palindrome.

eliason's picture

A full alphabet of letters that each flips to itself is fairly easy

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Chris Dean's picture

@ Eliason: Nice one. And, I've been trying to remember the name of that face for years now. Thanks.

Chris Dean's picture

Another cross-post from mk2. Is there an easier way to combine threads on exactally the same topic?

Chris Dean's picture

Not quite sure what umbrella this one falls under, but I thought it might be of interest.

nagfa's picture

I think a similar subject has been posted here:

http://www.ambigram.com/ambigram-palindromes

The example, though, is not the most readable.

nagfa

hrant's picture

So other depressed people being given a swirlie can read what it says?

hhp

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