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    Historically correct Palindrome!?

    A palindrome is a word or sentance that can be read forwards and backwards. There are many out thare, some make sense and otheres not. For example : " Red rum, sir, is murder " is one of them.
    What I would like to know is: "What is the longest historically correct palindrome?"
    Its a sentance consisting of 7 words!
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    Re: Historically correct Palindrome!?

    You're not referring to <big>"Able was I, ere I saw Elba"</big>, are you?

    Or <big>"A man, a plan, a canal, Panama!"</big> ?

    Depends what you mean by "historical"...

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    Ita, esto, quidcumque...

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    Re: Historically correct Palindrome!?

    Hi John,
    I don't know who Elba was (is?), but YES!! (well done), I was refering to the Panama canal!
    <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23>
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    Re: Historically correct Palindrome!?

    Hi Rudi

    Us historical chaps (=old!) know that Elba is (one of) the island where Napoleon was exiled...!

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    Re: Historically correct Palindrome!?

    Boy!!, i would not like to know how old you are John...
    I'm only 96! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
    Thanx 4 the info, learning something new is always enlighting!
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    Re: Historically correct Palindrome!?

    How about a shorter palindrome, and certainly the first:

    "Madam, I'm Adam"

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    Re: Historically correct Palindrome!?

    Well, how about an even shorter one - that well-known (and phonetically correct) Spanish/ Mexican expression of dismay:
    I I I <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Historically correct Palindrome!?

    Certainly not the longest but surely the earliest historical palindrome is:

    Madam, I'm Adam
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    Re: Historically correct Palindrome!?

    And then the palidrome answer: Eve

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