Rejected Post: The Elba palindrome: Myth or reality 4-27-12


On the Palindromist (on line mag) I found, to my surprise, that they were searching for the actual author of the paindrome “Able was I ere I saw Elba,” denying it was Napolean:

“Able was I ere I saw Elba” – 1860s (NO, it was not Napoleon. He was French, remember? Source: O.V. Michaelsen)”

But that isn’t exactly telling evidence against, especially given that in a museum on Elba, within a house Napolean lived in, it says otherwise. I mean, I don’t know how it would look in French, but why couldn’t it have been in English? Therefore, pending further research, I will continue the palindrome feature on this the errorstatistics.com site.

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