Today is a Numeric Palindrome

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Today has a date format which is a numeric palindrome. Or, a palindromic number. Or, a palindromic number sequence. Fun, if you’re in to such things as I am, sequences and syntax and such. Or alliteration. Or sentence fragments.

I hadn’t noticed when I saved this daily Instagram post, because I use a format with letters for the month: 22MAR23. Harder to see a palindrome there.

Palindrome is a “word, phrase, etc., that reads the same backwards as forwards.” (Shorter OED, 5th Ed)

Mar 22, 2023

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  1. Karen Campe

    Every day this week (and part of next) will also be a palindrome date!
    32023
    32123
    32223
    32323
    32423
    32523
    32623
    32723
    32823
    32923

    • mylinhshattan

      I LOVE THIS, thank you for writing. Patterns patterns patterns. To see them is human. To see them in the future is divine.

    • mylinhshattan

      Your column reminds me of an odometer with only the third, or middle, digit advancing. Palindrome Central!

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