Glenn Stone (stone@COLUMBIA.EDU)
Thu, 14 Apr 1994 22:37:33 EDT

> Does anyone have any interesting palindromes?
> Tim Roufs
> Duluth

During the malaria phase of my 1984 fieldwork in Nigeria, lying on a
cot on the porch of our hut, I became obsessed with creating
palindromes, the only one of which I now remember being this one about
Vietnam..."Nam: amid lots'a guns, 'tis sit snug as told (I'm a man)"

(I later went through a phase of writing poetry about the various
diseases we either had contracted or were worried about contracting.
The pinnacle -- or nadir perhaps -- of this phase was the following
doggerel about hepatitis, or "hep" to its friends:

The vegetables you get
Are not as wholesome as they seem to ya;
The hep you get
Shows up as hyperbilirubinemia.

Having successfully rhymed a 9 syllable word, I retired the trophy.

I return to the field next month and I await further visits by the
medical muse.)

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