Tucson By Choice!: File Guy Is Looking For It... What's That Word?

File Guy Is Looking For It... What's That Word?

There's a word for numbers that look like this - they start out one way, reverse in the middle and end up the same way they started.

Words can do that too:  the name "Otto" for instance.

I just can't remember what it's called.  "File guy" has a lot more searching to do in the old brain at 60 than he did thirty years ago.

What's that word?

Comment balloon 22 commentsMike Jones • August 12 2009 08:58AM

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Here's a hint...It is kinda like an oxymoron...but not...-  Darin

And no, with all the  BILLY MAYS STUFF in the news, it is not OXYCLEAN!

 

Posted by Darin Osenberg (Funky Quail Vintage) over 8 years ago

Palindrome!

My personal Favorite is "Satan Oscillate My Metallic Sonatas"

(just because those are very hard words to work in backwards)

Posted by Mike Mueller (Tech and Social Media Consultant) over 8 years ago

Mike,

Now I understand why "file guy" wasn't doing a good job finding the word!  I never knew it.  Palindrome, huh?  (So "huh" is a palindrome...  LOL)

Darin,

I wonder if Billy Mays knew the word?!  Thanks for being the first to comment.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 8 years ago

Ding!  Palindrome is correct!  You remember that Mike...it was the sequel to the movie Beyond Thunderdome....remember now...Beyond Palindrome!  -  Hey, can you email me your new business address?? Thanks!  Darin

Posted by Darin Osenberg (Funky Quail Vintage) over 8 years ago

Aww man, Mike M. beat me to it.  Palindrome, of course.  I love palindromes (for no particular reason).  Love to see them on my AR dashboard (and only saw one once), love to see them on the car's odometer (and make a point of watching for them there).

Here's my one and only AR palindrome that I too captured a while back.  But I think it is a really cool one.  Its like a double palindrome -- or a palindrome within a palindrome if you prefer.    :-)

Yeah, "huh" is a palindrome.  So is "Bob".   And so is "LOL", that is, if we all agree to include acronyms.  :-)

 

Posted by Cheryl Johnson (Cheryl Johnson, Bob Taylor Properties, Inc., Los Angeles, CA) over 8 years ago

My Mom and Dad are SO palindromic. :) Kate Ford

Posted by Kate Kate over 8 years ago

Kate,

So we can say that your folks live in a world of Palindrama?  :)

CJ,

I knew you would know the answer.  I think I commented on your 242,242 post.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 8 years ago

Mike,

The word is in deed "palindrome!"

I just wanted to toot in.

Bill

Posted by William J. Archambault, Jr. (The Real Estate Investment Institute ) over 8 years ago

I i missed the Ohio one... Oh well, Those kinds of things are fascinating for some reason.  Those points just racking up too!

Posted by Judi K Barrett, BA, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma) over 8 years ago

Mike,

Quite a fun post you got here I will admit.   I enjoyed reading the funny comments above.  I will have to capture an AR points palindrome the next time it happens.

Gerry's AR signature

 

Posted by Gerry Khatchikian, ASA, TRC, SFR over 8 years ago

I never heard the word either...at first I thought Mike was making a political statement!LOL

Posted by Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire (Homequest Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Mike, I was kinda wondering that myself. Thanks. Paladin - have to remember that one. OOH, wasn't he a hired gun? I get so easily confused...

Helping you live your American dream...

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) over 8 years ago

Michael,

You remind me of the actor who played Paladin.  Now if only I could remember his name...

Joan,

I had to go back and read the post to see what could have been left/right about it.  LOL

Jerry,

It was fun!

Judi,

Ditto.  It's fascinating.

Bill,

Toot?!  Let's not go there.  :)

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 8 years ago

GOOD MORNING MIKE!  I always say things like this are "good luck"! -- Gab

Posted by Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind, Broker/Owner (KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Gab,

Thanks for stopping by!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 8 years ago

Since I'm getting here late, I read through all the comments to see if anyone had the answer. Since they did....

However, I see the other question about Paladin. Paladin was played by Richard Boone in "Have Gun, Will Travel." Boone also co-wrote (along with Johnny Western and Sam Rolfe, all names that should be familiar to music lovers) the theme song, "The Ballad of Paladin." Johnny Western performed the theme song.

Posted by Russel Ray, San Diego Business & Marketing Consultant & Photographer (Russel Ray) over 8 years ago

Palindromes.....neat how you even noticed it!  Ahh I see you have the answer already :-)

Posted by Liz Moras, Chilliwack Realtor, Garrison Crossing,Chilliwack, Abbotsford (Harrison Hot Springs, Cultus Lake) over 8 years ago

Mike,

In Germany we call them "Schnapszahl" (try and pronounce that). It means liquor number, because that's how drunk people might see it.

Posted by Sandy Nelson, your Olympia area Realtor (Riley Jackson Real Estate Inc.) over 8 years ago

Sandy,

Thanks for the chuckle!

Liz,

Everyone but me knew the answer!  LOL

Russel,

Thanks for the link.  It brings back memories from my childhood--the days of black and white TV.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 8 years ago

Oh this made me laugh. One of my assistants who is MS WORDIE used that word with me one day and I looked at her and saind - huh?  What the heck is that!  She comes up with more words than any of us would ever know - make for an interesting office!  Sure puts me in my place!!

 

I'm kind of liking the word Sandy introduced Schnapszahl.  Ha - I'm going to use that next week and if my assistant knows that one - I give up!!!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRS,CRB, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 8 years ago

OK, so I am a bit late..but look :

RACECAR, DEED, LEVEL, WOW, MADAM, CIVIC, ROTOR, EYE

 

Without a doubt,Mike Mueller has the best; "Satan Oscillate My Metallic Sonatas"

 

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 8 years ago

Margaret,

This is turning out to be one of my very favorite posts, because of the comments.  It's sort of taken on a life of its own.  Thanks for adding to the list!

Anna,

Will that assistant be with you on September 2nd? I love words, and I'm looking forward to that gathering.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 8 years ago

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