Celebrate the Last Palindrome Week of the Century Starting Today
Starting today, 9-10-19, through next Thursday, 9-19-19, the numbered date will read the same forwards and backwards. This happened in August of last year. During that time 8-12-18 through 8-18-18 read the same forwards and backwards. What makes this week special is that it's the last one of this century.
By the way, this is what's called a palindrome. When you look up the definition of palindrome, this is what you get according to palindromelist.net:
Palindrome: a word, phrase, number, or other sequence of symbols or elements, whose meaning may be interpreted the same way in either forward or reverse direction. Famous examples include "Amore, Roma", "A man, a plan, a canal: Panama" and "No ‘x’ in ‘Nixon". Composing literature in palindromes is an example of constrained writing. The word “palindrome” was coined from the Greek roots palin (“again”) and dromos (“way, direction”) by the English writer Ben Jonson in the 17th century.
Some simpler examples also include "mom", "dad" or "noon". There are some much more complicated words than that but you get the idea.
There you have it, you bit of useless knowledge you can pass around the water cooler at work today.