? asked in Education & ReferenceTrivia · 1 decade ago

Able was I ErE I saw Elba?


A pharase said by Nepoleon Bonapat, It has a meaning, who can solve it?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Napoleon was a a powerful ruler who eventually was conquered at Waterloo and exiled to the island of Elba.

    The expression "Able was I ere I saw Elba" is a famous palindrome, which is a word or expression that is spelled the same way forward or backward, like racecar, or redder, or level.

    Napoleon, of course, spoke French, so he never said this at all!

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  • Dianne
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    ere is English - it's normally used poetically and means before. It means that the person (Napoleon) was capable of anything before he saw Elba. I've never been to Elba, but it sounds like a mighty slur. Unfortunately no one has yet made up a palindrome for what he said when he arrived on St. Helena.

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  • 5 years ago

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  • 4 years ago

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    It's a palindrome: a phrase that reads the same forward and backward. Another famous one is Adam's introduction to Eve: "Madam I'm Adam"

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  • anigma
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Madam Im Adam!

    Seems an appropriate but equally daft answer!

    It's a pity 'palindromic' isn't true to its meaning.

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  • 1 decade ago

    yeah its a palindrome.... dint find anything mysterious in dere !!

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