An old crab was I ere I saw Barcelona

More inspiring palindromes in OV Michaelsen’s Word Play Almanac. (Re Napoleon: there used to be, and may still be, a band called Remarkable Elba Kramer.)

Sparrows

As Spain disintegrates, Pedro de Miguel suggests that even sparrows are moving into the separate identity business: In Bilbao it’s not just the Bilbainos who are from Bilbao. If you’re not from round here then you really should look out for Bilbao sparrows: fat, glossy and prone to cockiness, they barely make way as you…