Examine each of the five sentences below. What is unusual about them? They all display a special property that shouldn’t be too difficult to spot.
a. Sums are not set as a test on Erasmus
b. Stella won no wallets
c. Eva, can I stab live, evil bats in a cave?
d. I maim nine men in Miami
e. Marge lets Norah see Sharon’s telegram
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Each of the sentences is a palindrome. That is, the same letters occur backward as well as forwards.
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