While driving in to work the other day, I noticed in my mirror that the car behind me was an ATOYOT. It occured to me that if I referred to it as A TOYOTA I would have a palindrome. (A TOYOTA -> ATOYOT A).
Then, I realized that this worked in my mirror because all of the letters in the name were symmetrical. Not all palindromes have this property; for example MADAM, I’M ADAM is a palindrome (MADA M’I MADAM) but it wouldn’t look correct in a mirror since the D isn’t symmetric.
Is there any kind of name for this type of palindrome, or is it just an observation?
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