Magazine article Word Ways

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Magazine article Word Ways

~Www.Palindromist.Org

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A few years ago, Mark Saltveit started up a magazine devoted to palindromes, letter-unit ("Madam, I'm Adam), word-unit ("You can cage a swallow, can't you, but you can't cage a swallow, can you."), vertical ("IVY MOUTH WAX"), even calculator words (71077345 upside down = "SHELL OIL").

Mark's magazine offers an abundance of those forms, provides a forum for experimentation, and covers the news. He also has worked to resuscitate the nearly forgotten "charade," (e.g. "amiable together" becoming "Am I able to get her?"), which he has renamed the "redivider."

Now www.palindromist.org continues on line in a new website (as well as in print; issue #8 is just out.) I urge you to check out the website. It is beautiful. The stories are often about people you know. Howard Bergerson, one of the giants in the wordplay world, is featured in the current issue. …

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