Was it a car or a cat I saw?

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Ishmael of the amusing word blog Everyone Is Jumping Off the Brooklyn Bridge noticed our post on the Anagram Hall of Fame from last week and dredged up a few more, including this gem:

To be or not to be: that is the question, whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune = In one of the Bard's best-thought-of tragedies, our insistent hero, Hamlet, queries on two fronts about how life turns rotten.

He also complains that the following anagram isn't mentioned in the Hall of Fame:

Go hang a salami = I'm a lasagna hog

Of course, "go hang a salami, etc" is also a famous palindrome, celebrated in one of my very favorite parodies of all time, titled simply "Bob." Please, please, if you're a Bob Dylan fan and you have Rhapsody or you can find the MP3 (or you're, y'know, not a cheapskate and are willing to buy the album), give this a listen or at least read the lyrics, which are entirely palindromic. You'll never hear the phrase "a Toyota's a Toyota" in quite the same way again... oh, and of course, if you have favorite palindromes, send 'em our way!

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August 8, 2006 - 3:45am
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