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TRIPLES ... or ...

TRIPPPLING WRITE ALONG

"Hey, Hey, Hey! Better than the average bear..."
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"The game ain't over till it's over..."
Yogi Berra
A TRIPLE occurs when a word's spelling and meaning remain the same when reversed. In addition, any word that could be "typecast" into several of our previous HIT divisions, have also been included in this category.  But let's not hi"bear"nate too long.  Please Bear (Good News) with us in our explanation of TRIPLES, for as any ball player will tell you, there are seldom triple plays.    

Remember the Bob Newhart episode in which Emily has a better IQ than Bob's and they attend a meeting with a high IQ group?  One guy comes around saying everything backwords, and off course he asks BOB to say his name backwords.  Hartley replies, half-heartily, "BOB".  Notice the spelling and meaning remain identical, but a DT has been committed. (In fact, many have been trying to commit DT for years.)

DT WAS GOING TO INSERT A PERFECT HIGH IQ POT JOKE FOR THIS PLACE , BUT CAN'T REMEMBER IT, AND WE'RE NOT EVEN SMOKING DOPE... AL's HAMMER strikes again.

But Bobbing right along to a Bogart, a KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) is just a KIS (SIC),  and a BOOB is still a BOOB, no matter which way you look at it.  Ditto for TIT.  These two are both examples of a TRIPLE.  However, if you prefer a Mary Tyler Moore (MTM-MTM) instead of an "x-ray-TED",  you BAXTER you, version of a TRIPLE, think about ...

RADAR?  Not only is the word spelled the same in either direction, but in addition is an Acronym that stands for RAdio Detection And Ranging.  The unique definition of RADAR is very similar to our definition of a TRIPLE, i.e., both go backwards and forwards.  (Sound waves go back and forth and so do the letters of RADAR.)  On the same wendy wave length, PIP is the signal produced from radar or the spots on dominoes, die, etc.  

 ...and why we're not on the subject of RADAR, (Oh really? No, O'Reilly.) a lot of people don't remember that William Bendix starred in the TV series, "The Life of Riley" or the movie, "Abroad with Two Yanks".  (This movie's about a gal with two guys overseas, and formed a great DT title.) Alpha "bet" you thought I was going to bring up MASH, didn't you?

Back(words) to the subject, KAYAK, also fits our definition of a Triple.  Again, from either direction, the spelling and definition remain the same.  But before we get tipped over ...
How about some 3 letter Triples like MOM, POP, and BIB, and since we're into families...,
... What did the MOM bullet say to the POP bullet? ... We're going to have a BB. 

And talking about kids growing up, the word HOODLUM has an interesting story behind it. One theory states that around 1870 in San FranCISCO, (not Pancho) a series of events occurred that went like this.  A gang of tuffs was led by MUDOON.  A reporter, who feared retaliation if he printed Mudoon's name, wrote it backwords in his report, i.e., Noodum.  The typesetter, mis(double)took the N for an H, and HOODLUM was born, and since we're talking about hoods ...

Another example of a TRIPLE is PRO and CON. Keep in mind that in a PRO and CON type discussion, both sides of an argument are presented.  So let's examine the double side of the PRO and CON question. 

CON spelled backwards is KNOCK, which is what the CON side of an argument does.  To CONtrast the differences. A CON can also stand for someone who has done time.

On the other side of the fence, (wanna buy a hot guitar?) a real PRO doesn't do any time, because he doesn't get caught.  And as long as we're talking about the ins and outs of it, think of PRO and CON as part of the words PROducer and CONsumer.  In this case, the two words are dealing with supply and demand.  The PROducer gives, the CONsumer takes. 

And while we're near the deep subject, a PROstitue sometimes tries a CON when she sees her John.  (A dear letter and name.) ... and CONsequentally, if you take the word PRO and spell it backwards, you come up with ORP, similar to OAR, which is what you're up the creek without, if you carry this, or any other philosophy two far.  Now,  can a Triple kill ya? ... GAG? 

Last, lets take two Acronyms, KO and OK.  Put them together, and you get KOOK, which we'll use to "Walk, Don't Run" adVentures, into our next section, HOMERS.


The HIT List 
   HITS INTERNAL LINKS
   HITS CLASSIFICATION THEME / SCHEME / DEFINITION
Singles
Bar None

SINGLE: any word that spells a different word when read in either direction.

 Reverses
and Verses
REVERSE: a word or expression that spells the same thing forward as it does backwards.
Doubles
Bag Word Connections
DOUBLES: the same as a Single, (in that it spells another word backwards) but in addition, the meanings of the two words are connected in some way.
Double
Reverses
DOUBLE REVERSE: occurs whenever a word spells a different word when read backwords and the two words mean the opposite of each other.
TRIPLE: occurs when a word's spelling and meaning remain the same when reversed. In addition, any word that may have been in one of our other HITS may also be included.
TRIPLE REVERSE: occurs when a word or phrase can be read in more than one way or from more than a just one point in space. The basic TRIPLE REVERSE is a 180° rotation," mean"ing (pun intended) that it reads the same upside down and right side up.
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