If you look at your calendar, you may notice that this past Tuesday's date (9-10-19) is a palindrome – and the dates will remain a palindrome for the next 10 days (9-19-19). As of today, 9-17-19, we are seven days into one of the last Palindrome Weeks of the Century; and this fact is what I'm reporting in this one hundred and forty third episode of my Tuesday's Truths series.
Gael Fashingbauer Cooper of c.net informs readers, "There's been a Palindrome Week every year since 2011... " She goes on to say, "As Time and Date notes, 'every century has nine years with 10 Palindrome Days in a row. These years are always in the second decade of the century.' The next time this neat number game appears is in 2021...
The pattern doesn't hold if you write your dates with the day first, as the Brits and Aussies do, but they'll have to make their own palindromes. 'Tacocat' works, or 'A Santa Lived As a Devil At NASA,"'if you want to get creative about it."
Other news sources have also been speaking about this ""event," including The Orlando Sentinel who remind readers in an article "Merriam-Webster (states) a 'palindrome' is a word, verse, sentence or number that reads the same backward or forward. Common examples of this are 'racecar,' 'radar,' 'level' and 'mom.'"
And there you have it, dear reader, in this one hundred and forty third episode of my series, you may have learned everything you need (or even want) to know about the term palindrome.