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Palindromes Quiz

A palindrome is a word that is spelled the same both forwards and backwards. Can you name these palindromes based on a definition?
Some answers are plural
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First submittedSeptember 9, 2012
Last updatedOctober 20, 2019
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Definition
Word
Storm or aircraft detector
Radar
Real estate document
Deed
Short for mother
Mom
Night before
Eve
Canoe alternative
Kayak
Genders
Sexes
One-time musical job
Gig
Keeps food off your clothes
Bib
Habit wearer
Nun
Iranian rulers
Shahs
Definition
Word
Tool that measures flatness
Level
Made into a god
Deified
Musical arrangements for one
Solos
Mid-day
Noon
Viking epics
Sagas
Hostess of ill repute
Madam
More scarlet
Redder
Optic organ
Eye
Ram's partner
Ewe
Soda
Pop
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level 35
Oct 9, 2012
The clue for gig could be better. an entertainer's engagement or an device used in catching frogs or a hook device used to catch fish
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level 50
Oct 9, 2012
Could you accept "ma'am" for "Hostess of ill repute"?
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level 50
Oct 9, 2012
Sorry, I didn't mean to reply to your comment.
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level 67
Mar 18, 2015
A brothel lady is not called ma'am.
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level 71
Aug 25, 2016
And lots of people you call ma'am – for instance, your female superior officer in the military – are definitely not running brothels.
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level 20
Oct 9, 2012
I could be wrong but I think you're thinking of a jig.
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level 66
Mar 16, 2015
No, all of those are gigs. When my dad lived in Georgia, my friends and I used to go out in the swamp at night with a bright light and go frog giggin'. A frog gig is a pole about a man's height long with four or five tines on the end, like a multi-pronged Neptune's trident. You shine a bright light into the swamp and when you see the eyes reflected (which blinds the frog temporarily) you spear ("gig") the frog on the end and flip it into the boat... then you pull off the legs, take off the skin, and cook 'em on the shore. Works for flatfish like flounder too if you use a bigger gig.
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level 43
Jul 6, 2016
Is that a Billy Connelly reference?
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level 62
Sep 20, 2015
How is the frog or fish clue better? Hardly anyone (myself included) would get that and it could easily be hook, rod, etc.
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level 76
Jan 29, 2017
My brothers used to go frog gigging. Maybe it's a southern US thing. Fried frog legs were as close as we got to gourmet food back then. (Just remember to clip the nerve in the legs or they would hop out of the frying pan while cooking.)
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level 53
Jun 16, 2017
I agree, the frog clue would probably add to the difficulty, but none of the other possible answers suggested are palindromes.
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level 59
Aug 30, 2017
yeah, never heard of gig to refer to fishing for anything.
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level 45
Oct 24, 2017
That'd be a 'jig' for the fish. Otherwise, I agree
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level 61
Jul 15, 2019
Auscuba that description is worse not better..
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level 33
Oct 24, 2012
I'm confused by the clue to "eve". Is that word specifically used for past evenings? Otherwise, great quiz!
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level 50
Jul 18, 2014
I think it's meant, like, Christmas Eve, or New Year's Eve, etc.
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level 55
Apr 9, 2015
It is often used as the eve before something else. As in New Year's Eve, Christmas Eve...
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level 76
Jan 29, 2017
That is correct, even though it never made sense to me. It seems as though Christmas Eve should be the evening of Christmas day, not the night before. That has now led to the paradoxes of "Christmas Eve morning or Christmas Day night". I did some research and one explanation is that in medieval times the new day did not start at midnight, but rather at sundown. Therefore, Christmas and New Year's Day actually began at sundown on the previous evening.
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level 41
Oct 21, 2019
It's also used for All Hallows Eve, which is in ten days time.
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level 20
Aug 14, 2013
You forgot Bolton = Notlob =P
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level 13
Sep 10, 2013
...
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level 77
Dec 25, 2014
That's inter-city rail for you.
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level 62
Sep 20, 2015
Nah, it's a pun.
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level 63
Aug 24, 2014
Make more of these quizzes! Also, my time was 3:33, which pleased me to no end.
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level 58
Mar 16, 2015
If there could only be a different plural rule for this word, "Rulers of Iran" could have been "Imami".
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level 36
Mar 17, 2015
That is what I thought at first
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level 71
Aug 25, 2016
They've definitely been known to add flavor.
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level 51
Sep 5, 2017
Nice
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level 45
Mar 16, 2015
Accept mam for mum as that is what it is called in the north of england
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level 68
Oct 20, 2019
Seconded
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level ∞
Oct 20, 2019
Okay
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level 44
Mar 17, 2015
madam i'm adam...........longest palindrome I know:)
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level 67
Nov 29, 2015
A man, a plan a canal panama.
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level 38
Jul 22, 2018
Able was I ere I saw Elba.
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level 76
Dec 4, 2015
Mr Owl ate my metal worm.
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level 35
Mar 19, 2017
Was it a car or a cat I saw?
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level 71
Jun 16, 2016
"Madam in Eden, I'm Adam." "Eve."
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level 49
Nov 18, 2016
Go hang a salami; I'm a lasagna hog.
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level 61
Jul 22, 2018
God, a red nugget, a fat egg under a dog
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level 83
Nov 18, 2016
Longest one I know of is a book called "Satire: Veritas" by David Stephens. Something like 58,000 words long.
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level 51
Nov 18, 2016
Go hang a salami im a lasagna hog
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level 67
Jun 29, 2018
Rats live on no evil star.
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level 67
Jun 29, 2018
This one even retains the same spacing, unlike most palindrome sentences.
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level 73
Oct 21, 2019
Sums are not set as a test on Erasmus
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level 43
Mar 19, 2015
Gender and sex are not the same thing. I would suggest changing that.
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level 35
Nov 29, 2015
Sex can mean the same as gender. If you need evidence there are loads of forms that ask what sex you are.
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level 70
Oct 21, 2019
Not quite sure how loads of forms provide that evidence
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level 70
Jun 7, 2015
How about including "Best-selling Swedish musical act"?
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level 34
Nov 29, 2015
Dr. Awkward is a fun one
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level 54
Feb 5, 2016
Never heard of madam used to describe a brother owner, only ever as an address... maybe a regional thing? But dictionary doesn't seem to indicate so
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level 67
Jan 29, 2017
He ain't heavy he's my brother!
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level 70
Mar 10, 2017
Did you know that Tolstoy's "War and Peace" is actually one long palindrome?
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level 59
Aug 30, 2017
Did anyone else get 'Ram's partner' wrong because they immediately thought of Ram as the Hindu deity and completely forgot about sheep?
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level 56
Jul 27, 2018
Exactly! Kept running through options: Sita? Hanuman? Lakshman? But the quiz seemed pretty America-centric -- it assumed people would know "pop" and who the heck Dale Earnhardt is -- so I finally realized it wouldn't be asking something that "obscure" within the context. Got it quickly then.
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level 47
Jan 10, 2018
I've never heard pop used for soda?!?
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level 67
Jun 29, 2018
Where do you live? It's the most common term for it in the American Midwest and northwest. Even if soda or coke are more common in other parts of the country, most people in the US would at least know what someone is referring to when they say pop. Not sure about the rest of the world, but someone else mentioned above that "fizzy pop" is common where they live.
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level 69
Oct 21, 2019
Probably the most common term in Britain too
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level 38
Jul 22, 2018
How about "Limonada" for any fizzy drink, from colored sodas (Orange, Pineapple, Cherry, Strawberry to Coca Cola and Pepsi?
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level 78
Oct 21, 2019
Limonada is not exactly a palindrome, is it?
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level 41
Oct 21, 2019
Pop is also used in the UK. I assumed it was a British thing so it's interesting to see it's used on parts of the U.S. too.
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level 30
Mar 6, 2018
How does anyone miss "mom"
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level 67
Oct 12, 2018
Whenever I miss mom, I give her a call.
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level 70
Oct 20, 2019
Suggestions to add: civic, Nauruan, Malayalam
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level 77
Oct 21, 2019
Kept reading the musical arrangement clue as, "Musical arrangements, for one". As in part of a larger group of things. Then it dawned on me.
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level 69
Oct 21, 2019
No "racecar"?
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