It was just a beautiful Tuesday morning as people woke up and prepared for the day when suddenly everyone’s phones started beeping… Contrary to the usual ‘Good morning’ thoughts and eye-opening unwanted quotes, this time the messages were about 10:02 PM .2022 is a palindrome and an ambigram!
A palindrome is a word, number, phrase, or other set of characters that reads backwards the same as forwards. This solved the mystery of the new word that was added to our dictionary on 22.02.2022 (pun intended). Words like ‘ma’am’, ‘refer’, ‘papa’, ‘redivider’ etc. are some examples of a palindrome.
But what about the other new entry in our dictionaries, ambigram? Well, an ambigram means an image that is the same even upside down. It is rare in calendars compared to a palindrome.
It was indeed a special day because 22.02.2022 also happened to fall on a ‘Tuesday’. That’s why the folks on Twitter had a field day connecting the dots and calling the day “TWO-DAY!”
While some people posted general comments defining and celebrating the special day, others were just having fun.
A Twitter user posted a famous comic from “Spiderman,” in which three Spidermans pointed at each other.
Another user did a mathematical dig on the date.
Telecom giant Vodafone’s UK handle also joined the bandwagon.
— Vodafone UK (@VodafoneUK) February 22, 2022
The official address of the Delhi police posted a precautionary tweet, which featured two days of smart gelling.
Happy TwosDay, folks!
— Delhi Police (@DelhiPolice) February 22, 2022
Other hilarious memes were:
Celebrities also took to their social media handles to celebrate the day.
Samantha Ruth Prabhu, posted a hilarious poster, with many ‘two’ references, of her upcoming movie, ‘Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal‘, along with a song, which happened to have the lyrics “two-two-two-two-two-two-two-two-two, I love you, really I love you too,” which two lovers of the male hero means .
Raveena Tandon posted on her Instagram story about the meaning of the day.
Neha Dhupia, who was recently featured in ‘A Thursday’, posted a beautiful photo of herself with her two children wishing everyone a happy ‘Two’s day’.
There are 12 palindrome days in the 21st century in the MM-DD-YYYY format. The first was on October 2, 2001 (02-01-2001) and the last was on September 2, 2090 (02-09-2090).
The last double (both a palindrome and ambigram) was on February 12, 2021.
The next double will apparently be on February 8, 2080, which, safe to say, is ‘too’ far away.