• Steve Etherington

What is a palindrome?

A palindrome is a word or phrase that can be read the same either forwards or backwards. Here are some examples;

A dog! A panic in a pagoda.

A Toyota.

Are we not drawn onward to a new era?

Dr. Awkward

Must sell at tallest sum.

Name now one man.

No lemon, no melon.

No, tie it on.

Pull up if I pull up.

Some men interpret nine memos.

Was it a car or a cat I saw?

Can you think of any English words that are palindromes? Comment below!


Steve Etherington is the head teacher at Stanton Eigo Gakuin (スタントン英語学院) in Takadanobaba, Tokyo. Steve has been teaching English in Japan for the last 5 years in elementary schools, junior high schools and eikaiwa.