Palindrome Day

Friday, August 10, 2018

A palindrome date

A palindrome, as everyone knows, is a phrase that’s the same forward or backward, as in “Madam, I’m Adam” or “Able was I, ere I saw Elba.” By extension, a palindrome day is a date that, when presented in numeric form, reads the same forwards or backwards. Like today, which—if and only if you render dates in the standard North American way—is 8-10-2018, a sequence that’s the same in both directions. (Sorry, rest of the world, but your day will come too, on October 8.) As a matter of fact, the next 10 days could also be considered palindrome days for North Americans if you cheat slightly by using just two digits for the year—for example, August 17 will be 8-17-18. Wow, Bob, wow.


Source: Interesting Thing of the Day

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