"A man, a plan, a canal--Panama" (1955)

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Dec 11 13:05:43 UTC 2004

On Sat, 11 Dec 2004, Benjamin Zimmer wrote:

> That palindrome was published in 1948 by Leigh Mercer, though it's
> possible that Mercer was not the first to have found it.  From _Word Ways:
> The Journal of Recreational Linguistics_:

Does anyone know of any other very famous palindromes, tongue twisters,
limericks, etc., for which there is a known or putative coinage?

Fred Shapiro

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