Brownielocks and The 3 Bears
Let me begin by saying
that Morse Code (or CW as Hams call it) is taught and done via sounds, not
visually like we are taught to read. But, for doing palindromes in which
you read letters forwards and backwards, morse code becomes visual via its dits
and dahs. In a morse code palindrome, the dits and dahs work both forwards
or backwards and spell the same word! Now, there are some words that are
palindromes in the English language that are also palindromes via morse code.
Examples are: rotor, sees, noon, mom, peep.
Now to think via dits and dahs! We'll begin really simple.
Below is an example of the word "Poop" in morse code.
Now here is the word in reverse.
This is very easy because
the dits and dahs in morse code are also the same in reverse
for each letter. P = Dit, dah, dah, Dit. If you say that in reverse you still get "P."
But, what happens when you
have to start jumping boundaries of the morse code
letters to create your dits and dahs going in reverse direction?
Below is an example when that happens by using the word "Taint."
Taint is not a palindrome in the English language. But it is in morse code.
Do you see how it is a
palindrome in morse code?
Here is the result:
Let's try another word
where you have to reach out and well...touch a few dits and dahs
that were together in a group when reading left to right, but get shuffled a bit when
creating a palindrome. We'll use the word "Acetate."
The letter "A"
is Dit-Dah. You can see that reading this left to right.
But, what happens when you go in reverse? Well, you suddenly have to
take the single dit (E) and the single dah (T) and blend them to create
a dit-dah combination for the A when reading Right to Left.
Morse code palindromes are
like a secret mystery code and lots of fun.
Are you catching on yet?
Here's a morse code
palindrome. It's reading the same forward and backwards as far
as the dits and dahs go. But, this word is not a palindrome in the English language. It's only in morse code.
What's the word?
Here is the answer: Click Here
And, here is how it is explained how it's a morse code palindrome: Click Here
This was just so easy, right?
I gave you short
words. But here are some long ones that are also morse code palindromes.
(They were too long to graphically show you across the screen)
Freshened, Protectorate, Indebted, Saturates, Viewable, Wrecking, Researcher, Annexing and Peruvian.
A few proper nouns are
also morse code palindromes: Ohio
There are lots and lots of words that are palindromes in morse code. Here are some of them.
Take time to write them out and see how their dits and dahs read both forwards and backwards
and spell the same word(s).
Also some names are:
Alec, Asher, Austin, Bertha
Eden, Fred, Joe, Marcy, Mary, Peg,
Rueben, Stevie, Theresa, Tina and Tom.
However, we have Wang in
the above list.
If you create Tom Wang for a name, it isn't a morse code palindrome
even though separately they are. Thus, creating a sentence that is
a morse code palindrome would be a real challenge!
(Which is a palindrome in Morse Code too!)
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I did not create these morse code palindromes. The idea popped up in a conversation
during a recent NAQP-CW event that I was part of. These were given to me
by former amateur radio operator, Keith F. Lynch.