Getting back to Glenn's example (I'm a bit behind on my e-mail):

> That's correct.  An example is "Madam, I'm Adam."  If you ignore the
> spaces and punctuation, that becomes MADAMIMADAM, which is the same
> sequence of letters either forward or backward.

This is a nice example (particularly for Ada) because of what you
get as you trim the ends (and adjust case, punctuation, and spacing):

  "Adam, I'm Ada."  -- Maybe he wasn't talking to Eve!
  "Dam, I mad!"     -- Weak on spelling and grammar, but it makes some sense.
  "Am I Ma?"        -- Mother has amnesia?
  "mim"             -- At least it's a word!
  "I"               -- Ditto

- Jim Hassett