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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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Last updated: October 20, 2019
First submittedSeptember 9, 2012
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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 66
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 67
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 63
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 54
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 60
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 63
Jul 15, 2019
Auscuba that description is worse not better..
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level 32
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 43
Oct 21, 2019
It's also used for All Hallows Eve, which is in ten days time.
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level 67
Oct 25, 2019
Interesting, so thats why we celebrate halloween on all hallow's eve. All Hallow's starts in the evening of October 31st. cool
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level 39
Oct 26, 2019
It's mostly because All Hallow's eve just became Halloween, I get that traditions are different but I mean Christmas wasn't exactly about fir trees originally, yet people buy them every year.
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level 39
Oct 26, 2019
sorry, was trying to reply under tom88
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level 67
Oct 28, 2019
yes but my point is that it's celebrated the night before the day considered to be all hallows day, not knowing what Ander said about it you would expect it to be celebrated on the actual day of the holiday. Simply noting that it makes sense now that I know that.
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level 67
Oct 28, 2019
Also what do Christmas trees have to do with this? that's just another tradition that was stolen from the pagans by the christians, really has nothing to do with the whole 'eve' thing
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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 78
Dec 25, 2014
That's inter-city rail for you.
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level 63
Sep 20, 2015
Nah, it's a pun.
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level 39
Oct 26, 2019
that's not a palindrome, but above said a pun, am I just missing something?
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level 64
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 43
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 84
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 76
Nov 2, 2019
Wow! Oh...hey...'wow' might be the shortest palindrome!
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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 46
Oct 25, 2019
Doc, note, I dissent; a fast never prevents a fatness. I diet on cod.
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level 66
Oct 27, 2019
Egad, a base tone denotes a bad age!
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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 52
Oct 25, 2019
Just 'cause people colloquially use them to mean the same thing, doesn't mean they actually are.
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level 60
Oct 25, 2019
just 'cause a small group of people decide to hijack language and force a change in normal usage doesn't make it right.
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level 46
Oct 25, 2019
Sorry Loyal, but usage does determine meaning.
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level 58
Oct 25, 2019
+1 jkabq
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level 63
Oct 25, 2019
Another accurate clue would be 'What "he" and "she"' signify.
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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 66
Oct 27, 2019
So are the French actually accusing every woman old enough to no longer be a mademoiselle of being of ill-repute?
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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 57
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 47
Oct 25, 2019
I live in Australia we just call the soft drink by its brand name (ie. Coke) or common name (ie. Lemonade Aid) otherwise just 'soft drink'. Pop isn't used to all, at least I haven't heard it before in that context besides American TV/Movies.
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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 43
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 78
Oct 24, 2019
I have heard pop and soda my entire life, but NEVER have heard someone refer to soft drinks in general as "coke." I mean, I know people apparently do this in some regions, but I can't imagine someone having a 7-Up and saying "This coke is refreshing!"
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level 67
Oct 25, 2019
There have been several maps made about where people use the different generic terms for soda/pop/etc
Here's one
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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 71
Oct 20, 2019
Suggestions to add: civic, Nauruan, Malayalam
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level 78
Oct 25, 2019
That would be better than all those lazy 3-letter palindromes, yeah.
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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 46
Oct 25, 2019
I stayed up last night wondering when the sun was going to show up, and then it dawned on me.
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level 69
Oct 21, 2019
No "racecar"?
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level 75
Oct 23, 2019
Sex and gender are not the same thing - please change this
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level 67
Oct 25, 2019
Not according to the dictionary
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level 58
Oct 25, 2019
Oooohh, forgot to read the description that some answers are plural....
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level 77
Oct 25, 2019
Our understanding of gender is based on biological sex and the two words can be used as synonyms.
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level 43
Oct 25, 2019
And our understanding of this has changed so that is no longer the case.
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level 77
Nov 1, 2019
You are confusing the word "my" with the word "our." Getting a degree in gender studies at Evergreen State doesn't give you the authority to start changing the definitions of words and then insisting everyone else is wrong to keep using them in the same way they always have.
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level 43
Oct 25, 2019
A level doesn't measure flatness. It checks objects to see if they are level. An optical flat or autocollimator would measure the flatness. Just because an object is level does not mean it is flat and just because an object is flat does not mean its level. Something being level is relative to the entire objects orientation to the earth. Something that is flat is saying the surface of that object doesn't vary by more than a certain degree.
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level 63
Nov 17, 2019
What he said
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level 33
Oct 25, 2019
Perhaps the clue for Iranian rulers could be changed to FORMER, as an Iranian ruler is an Ayatolla
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level 51
Oct 25, 2019
great quiz! Love those palindromes
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level 33
Oct 26, 2019
sex and gender are different things. the shah has been overthrown.
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level 80
Oct 27, 2019
(; A man a plan a canal panama ;)
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level 66
Oct 27, 2019
I think that the plural ones should be denoted with an asterisk. As it currently stands they are a bit trickier than the others because ou might not realize the impact that a trailing s would have on the word.
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level 66
Oct 27, 2019
Anyone who enjoys this quiz would probably also like the song “I Palindrome I” by TMBG.