Poll Suggestion: Palindrome Posters

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Which of these posters containing an ambigram, a text that can be read the same upside down, forward and backward is your favorite?

Rule: Palindromes stylized to be symmetrical are eligible.

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls094108022/mediaviewer/rm3372581633
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3 things:

1st: I will have a better image for The Princess Bride soon.

2nd: I have included stylized text like The Princess Bride's poster for two reasons, because it is very rare in poster design, and because it is a lot of work to create such a palindrome.

3rd: I hesitate to include "palindrome images" because I don't want to stretch the definition of "palindrome".


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cinephile,

Intriguing and clever!
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/ambigram

Since I am a fan of Douglas Hofstadter, I'm surprised I do not remember seeing the term before.

I strongly recommend Hofstadter's book Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid.
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Do you suggest the use of "ambigram" instead of palindrome?
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cinephile,

Although Palindrome Posters is not as accurate as Ambigram Posters, Palindrome Posters is probably easier to understand for most people. Ambigram is not a common word. I had forgotten the word myself and should get may copy of Hofstadter's book off the shelf to find the reference to the word.
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What about simply "Symmetric Posters?"

Broader in meaning than "palindrome," but less obscure than "ambigram."
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I just realized:

"Aibohphobia" (An irrational fear of palindromes.) is a palindrome.
and
"Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia" (An irrational fear of long words.) is one of the longest words.

Whoever gives the names to phobias is clearly a troll or a bully.
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... or someone who enjoys word play.
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... or both ;)
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cinephile:
Your list link is messed up!!!
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls094108022/

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Oops sorry, I didn't notice that I just saw that my link was redirecting to a specific picture.

I  make a lot of dumb mistakes on links these days. The last time, I was linking Elmo his list about COVID-19 instead of my list about food in Tarantino movies.
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cinephile,

With your permission, if you would like, I can update the first post in this thread with the correct link. I'm generally not editing the first posts in threads until GS resolves the problems with threads occasionally becoming inaccessible when the first post is edited.
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 No problem 
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The Princess Bride is very clever!  :D
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I added all your suggestions Ed.
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Thanks
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FYC:

- Karthik calling Karthik
Karthik Calling Karthik Poster
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- Sarabhai vs Sarabhai
Sarabhai vs Sarabhai Poster
[ Link ]

- Mom
Mom Poster
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- Dad
Dad Poster
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- AKA 
AKA Poster
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- Ada
Ada Poster
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- Sssssss
Sssssss Poster
[ Link ]


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Btw, I think the poll would be much better if it was title type poll/list.
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I don't  believe that 
Karthik calling Karthik
and
Sarabhai vs Sarabhai
is eligible for the poll,  they are only containing repetition words.
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More:

- R.O.T.O.R.
ROTOR Poster
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- Anna
Anna Poster
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- Anna
Anna Poster
[ Link ]
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The Taissa Farmiga / Mark Strong "Anna" was really good. My kind of film.
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R.O.T.O.R.!  Yeah!  :P
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I have already a poster of xXx, but I'm gonna add this one too. however, I will avoid to put too much posters for the same movie.
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The reason I gave you this version is because your xXx version will not show up in a poll. It will be clipped off and not show up at all.


See!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mine

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I replaced the poster of "The Princess Bride" by a better one.
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Some of the titles are palindromes. Others have done something special with the title in a poster. It seems like two different ideas that you could make into two different lists.
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An ambigram is a visual pun of a special kind: a calligraphic design having two or more (clear) interpretations as written words. One can voluntarily jump back and forth between the rival readings usually by shifting one’s physical point of view (moving the design in some way) but sometimes by simply altering one’s perceptual bias towards a design (clicking an internal mental switch, so to speak). Sometimes the readings will say identical things, sometimes they will say different things.
- Douglas Hofstadter 

Words like "Dad" and "Pipe" are ambigrams because they are read the same backward.


Also, the title "Symmetric Posters" doesn't solve the problem. Since the beginning people are arguing with the title, they want a more precise title. "Symmetric Posters" would be a great title if we were talking about a real symmetric poster, but in that case, we are only referring to writing in the poster.

Finally, I'm gonna change the title to "Ambigram Posters", I'm frustrated to throw away my wonderful title containing an Alliteration, but I feel that as in "Epidemic Movies", I'm never gonna get out of this debate and this poll is never gonna get Live if I stick to my current title.
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Too many pedantic people in positions of authority on this board; I wonder how many cases of diagnosed or undiagnosed Autism are roaming around here.

Was "Man of Faith VS. Man of Science" also one of your polls, or one of Paok's?

Another catchy title ruined by pedants and (in)activists.
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"Man of faith VS. Man of Science" is a poll by Paok.

I totally agree with your statement, I have nothing to add.
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My point was not the title, but that the list is a mix of ideas.

I don't think your quotation supports the notion that simple palindromes like "Dad" or "Pip" are ambigrams that are comparable to some of the other title designs.
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Then we are in a dead-end:

Options:

1)If you don't think that "Dad" and "Pip" are ambigrams that means that there is only one ambigram in the whole poll, so the poll is never going live.

2) If I name the title "Palindrome Posters" we are also in a dead-end because it includes each one except for the Princess Bride. so the poll is never going live.

3) If I name the poll "Symmetrical Poster" someone is gonna complain that the title is not precise enough.

4) Deleting The Princess Bride is not envisaged because I built the list for it.

5) The poll can't be split into two parts because there 0 posters similar to The Princess Bride

6) I could name to poll "Palindrome/Ambigram/Palingram/Semordnilap" but I'm gonna get tell that the title is too long and complex and etc.

In conclusion, I see no way to escape, this poll is NEVER going live.
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Title changed from Palindrome Posters to Ambigram Posters.
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Fine, I deleted https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093779/mediaviewer/rm1909505281. Now the list is filled only with Palindrome.

Anyway, I misplaced The Princess Bride Image, it is the cover for the 20th Blu-Ray, not a poster.
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Thanks.
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It is a bit sad that some posters are cropped because the text is not always visible especially when written on the bottom.