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What is the longest recognized palindrome of a single word?

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2010-05-07 16:04:53

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the longest

recognized English palindrome is 'tattarrattat', used by James

Joyce in Ulysses (1922). It means a quick, repetitive knocking.

The longest commonly known English words are 'redivider' and

'rotavator' (agricultural machine.)

Foreign languages: solutomaattimittaamotulos,

saippuakuppinippukauppias


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