When: Sunday, February 2nd, 2020
Where: Union Park, Edinburgh Corstorphine area
Time: 1451 hours till 1541 hours (I'd have put that in the display above, but it wouldn't let me) 🙁
Something a bit different for events this time. 🙂 This event is to commemorate Palindrome Day, which happens rarely and is quite fascinating to see in action without realising it 😲
'palin dromo' (Greek) - meaning 'running back again' or simply meaning -
A palindrome is a word, phrase, verse or sentence that reads the same forward or backwards.
This means that today's event date 2nd Feb 2020 is therefore a palindromic date 😁 (02/02/2020)
Fact: There's been a Palindrome week every year since 2011, every century has 9 years with 10 Palindrome days in a row. These years are always in the 2nd decade of the century. The next time this neat number game happens is in 2021.
Some examples of Palindromes:
Poor Dan is in a droop.
Never odd or even.
Too bad I hid a boot.
Was it a car or a cat I saw?
Madam, I'm Adam.
So many dynamos!
And so on lol. :)
The world's longest palindromic word is the onomatopoeic TATTARRATTAT, mentioned in Ulysses (1922) for a knock on the door.
That's enough about Palindromes lol, so feel free to come along, bring Tbs with you and share some stories 😎
Hands up who spotted the coordinates for the event are Palindromic too? 😆 (N55 56.130 W003 16.555) only place in Edinburgh that was actually free for this, so quite a fascinating thing to learn 🙂
See you there!