ailihphilia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Deliberately constructed to be a palindrome, combining the suffix -philia with its reversed spelling.

Noun[edit]

ailihphilia (uncountable)

  1. (humorous) A love of palindromes.
    • 1996 August 25, :Sparky: [username], “Gynadromorphophiliac Question”, in soc.support.transgendered, Usenet[1]:
      Of course, there is also ailihphilia (palindrome fetishism). X-(:^)
    • 1999 September 30, Steve Barnes, “Re: The fear”, in rec.humor, Usenet[2]:
      A fear of Palindromes......
      I have ailihphilia.
    • 2006, Richard Lederer, Word Wizard: Super Bloopers, Rich Reflections, and Other Acts of Word Magic, St. Martin's Press (2006), ISBN 9780312351717, page 232:
      Ladies and gentlemen! Children of all ages! We now present an exclusive interview with the Palindromedary himself, the two-way statement made flesh. This camel is a talking animal smitten with ailihphilia—the love of palindromes.

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