Monday, November 22, 2010
SPC - 'Six Word Story' - #4
WAS IT A RAT I SAW?
Searching through my Flickr photostream, I was dismayed to discover that apart from a brief mention in the comments of this photo, I've never mentioned my appreciation for palindromes.
Palindromes are words or phrases (or numbers) that are spelled the same backwards and forwards.
Bob (my Dad's informal name)
Go hang a salami, I'm a lasagna hog
A Man, A Plan, A Canal, Panama
My daughter's name is Hannah. That was easy enough to sneak through. I wanted to name my son Llewk Cot Stockwell, so that his entire name would be one big palindrome and, phonetically, he'd still have a 'normal' name, "Luke," right? But, alas, I was vetoed on that one. Fortunately, Harrison was born on December 21st, a palindromic birthday (12/21)!
Be that as it may, I'm moving beyond palindromes for my six word story this week. I'm also fascinated by Reflection Symmetry.
Here is a diagram showing horizontal, vertical and rotational symmetry in the uppercase English alphabet.
As you can see, my entire image has a vertical symmetry axis which means one "S" is backwards and I had to fudge a little bit on the "R" but otherwise, it holds up. You get the idea.