Sunday, August 12, 2007

Napoleon Palindrome

Can any one suggest a reason why at least five different people have arrived at my blog by Googling, "Able was I" and "who said able was I"? Something cultural afoot that has resurrected The Short Man's Lament?

And did Napoleon actually say that after he saw Elba, or is it like Young George's cherry tree proclamation? Some sites say the source is anon.

Dig in, armchair historians.

9 comments:

Huckleberry said...

I know not,
No, not I...

peteski said...

Gigi, I igig.

kissyface said...

Huck that 'palindrome' is just so sad! Did Napoleon Dynamite write it?

Peteski - is that a new Apple contraption, The iGig? In which case, Huckleberry scorns it.

steve said...

Google is hoping to increase "Computer Earthworm" sales; the 10 gigi iWORM...in every Apple...yes.. a "frog" in every pot...I think Elba was Josephines sister, and Napoleon used to have her as an appetizer.
Forgive me, its been a tough week... delireum setting in.
"
Well, I woke up in the morning
There's frogs inside my socks
Your mama, she's a-hidin'
Inside the icebox
Your daddy walks in wearin'
A Napoleon Bonaparte mask
Then you ask why I don't live here
Honey, do you have to ask?"

anandamide said...

I live for these google search terms. Some of my favorite ways people have found me:
-"abba camel toe"
-"johnny depp crotch bulge"
-"diagnosis for patient with orange tongue"

Grant Miller said...

I'm not sure. But I'm dying to visit St. Helena. No joke.

UF Mike said...

I keep meaning to read a book about Napoleon, the "Grand Funk Railroad of Post-Revolutionary France." But I never seem to get around to it. Sorry.

edP said...

I found this blog because of Grant Miller.

His blog is generally great but sorely lacking in the palindrome department (not a palindrome)

Anonymous said...

"Able was I ere I saw Elba"...the famous palindrome by Napoleon... Elba is a place...an island where he was exiled...i think..hehe... :)