Mad am I Madam - the Answer to the Brain Teaser  

jrb6955 60M
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9/1/2006 7:20 pm
Mad am I Madam - the Answer to the Brain Teaser


Last night I posted a little brain teaser. The question was what do the following words have in common:

Banana
Dresser
Grammar
Potato
Revive
Uneven
Voodoo
Assess


One person, niceguy0865, posted to say he figured it out. Did you?

What each of these words have in common is that if you remove the first letter of each word and move it to the end, you hve the same word written backwards. The clue was the title I gave the blog posting, the palindromic phrase "Able I was ere I saw Elba." When you drop off the first letter of each of the listed words, what is left is a palindrome. Hence, when you move the first letter tothe end of the word and then spell it backwards, you have the original word again.

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