August 31, 2020

AUG 31, wordplay maps: new world palindromes(#35,#36)









You can view the entire collection of these 50 wordplay maps, by accessing the collection 'Tourists Palindromic Guides: The Americas'. Start by clicking HERE




 

August 30, 2020

AUG 30, patients and maladies: BPH (benign prostatic hypertrophy)




Authors' Notes: 
-trophy: a Greek suffix, as in hypertrophy, atrophy or dystrophy, derived from trophe (nourishment)
trophy: a decorated cup or other prize, from the Greek root tropaion, a rout or victory.
  The author has had first-hand experience of these unpleasant symptoms. In fact, despite the comment in the verse, having BPH does not eliminate the chance of also having cancer. Consult your physician; they will likely do tests to ensure that cancer is not also present.

You can view these verses in a wider context by proceeding to 'Nurse-Verse: Patients and their Maladies' on our full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE!



August 29, 2020

AUG 29, magical palindromes: 'A man, a plan (racy, carnal) -- Paris'





You can become an expert fan of our wordplay concoction 'magical palindromes' by reviewing the explanatory material found in ancient days on our full-service blog "Edifying NonsenseHERE; then, you could check how we applied this technique to 'canal palindromes' by viewing this more recent post.

 

August 28, 2020

AUG 28, wordplay maps: new world palindromes(#33,#34)











You can view the entire collection of these 50 wordplay maps, by accessing the collection 'Tourists Palindromic Guides: The Americas'. Start by clicking HERE
 

August 27, 2020

AUG 27, classic palindromes: 'Zeus sees Suez', plus various canal-pals

 





You can review these illustrated verses in a wider context by proceeding to 'Reversing Verse: Limericks About Classic Palindromes' on the full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'. 

August 26, 2020

AUG 26, insects: gnat repellents



Authors' Note:  For several decades, there has been a prevalent belief that a particular bath oil product had the ancillary property of repelling attacks by swarms of gnats. However, objective testing by the American organization Consumers Union has debunked a special role for this product.  

You can review Giorgio's other verses about pesty and occasionally beneficial insects, as  collected in 'Buzzwords: Verses about Insects' on the full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE.

August 25, 2020

AUG 25, American satire: miscellany of verses

 









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We hope that you enjoyed these verses. You can find 30 more on this topic in 5 collections on our full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'. Click HERE to start! 



August 24, 2020

AUG 24, waterfowl: laughing gulls







You can review these illustrated verses in a wider context by proceeding to 'Immersible Verse: Limericks about Waterfowl' on the full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'. 



August 23, 2020

AUG 23, scopes of medicine: endoscopic collage (various authors)





Authors' noteA cystoscope is a type of endoscope that is inserted into the urethra for the purpose of examining it and the bladder. it is also used for obtaining tissue samples for biopsies; in some highly specialized circumstances, it is also used for treatment.

Giorgio Coniglio's spoofs can now be found on Facebook in his Photo Albums! 



You can view a collection of verses on this topic  by proceeding to 'Inner Enlightenment: The Scopes of Modern Medicine' on our full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE !




August 22, 2020

AUG 22, Toronto ravines: lower Don, photocollages #1-3












If you are interested in wending your way through an encyclopedic collection of four blogposts stuffed with photo-collages on Toronto ravines, click HERE.

August 21, 2020

AUG 21, sleek Greek prefixes: APO-






Authors' Note:  Apollo in Greek mythology is the exquisitely handsome god of poetry, music, medicine and prophecy. 



Clicking HERE will introduce you to our entire collection of verses about the Greek prefixes!






August 20, 2020

AUG 20, pandemic romance: squid in the time of COVID







Editors' Note: This 2020 verse was expanded at a later point to three verses, and therefore meets the requirements to be considered a 'brief saga'.




You can review illustrated verses on this topic in a wider context by proceeding to 'Pandemic Poetry' on the full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense".

August 19, 2020

AUG 19, bottom line of medical humor: Beano






Authors' Note

cruciferae: vegetables in the cabbage family

Aspergillus: more fully, Aspergillus niger, the species of fungus from which chemists derive alpha-galactosidase, the principal active enzyme ingredient of flatulence-suppressants.  The concept of a supplement to suppress the discomfort and gas associated with eating vegetables such as beans and cabbage was presumably proposed by Benjamin Franklin in the 1780s. In 1981, Alan Kligerman initiated research that resulted in the development of the commercial enzymatic supplement Beano® , and a Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1991. 
  



You can view these informative verses in a wider context by proceeding to the collection 'The BOTTOM LINE of MEDICAL HUMOR' on our full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE!

August 18, 2020

AUG 18, poets' corner: the philosophy of limericks




 

You can find lots of other verses on this blog under the rubric "Poets' Corner".  Most of them are in limerick format, and have been subjected to the editing process at OEDILF, the Online English Dictionary in Limerick Form. To access the others, type the phrase Poets Corner into the searchline on this blogpost (at the top of the righthand navigation column).

August 17, 2020

AUG 17, trees: appletree (fabric art)


fabric art; textile art; Rebecca Hurwitz; trees;
"Apple tree" (fabric art contributed by RCH)


You can find other examples of awesome illustrative fabric art on this blog in posts for the dates January 25January 27, February 20, and March 19, 2020.

  
You can review these illustrated verses in a wider context by proceeding to 'Uprooted Verse: 'Poems about Trees' on the full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense". 






August 16, 2020

AUG 16, geysers: 'The Geysers', California








 
You can review these illustrated verses in a wider context by proceeding to 'Poetry that Spurts: Verses about Geysers' on the full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense".


August 15, 2020

AUG 15, commercial product: cellphones for lizards



 

Authors' Note:  The gecko, a non-threatening species of lizard imported accidentally into the United States (with range expanding in the last few decades), has entered the popular consciousness due to advertisements by GEICO (acronym for the Government Employees Insurance Co.) which feature a British-accented lizard, who gives advice on purchasing auto and other insurance.

   Voice-activated assistance (for humans) on Apple cellphones is provided by a persona known as ‘Siri’. As saurian is a synonym for reptilian, (and the suffix ‘-saur’ is well-known in regard to current and ancient lizard species), you won’t be surprised that we have developed an assistant named ‘Sauri’ for the high-tech gecko community. 
   



Our range of domestic and commercial products is somewhat limited, but you might want to review our unusual prospective gifts on our full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE.

August 13, 2020

AUG 13, wordplay map: r-i-c anagrams #3 and #4




 



You can view the entire collection of 18 wordplay maps of 'R-E-P-U-B-L-I-C-A-N-S in Canada' on our full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense" by clicking HERE.

August 12, 2020

AUG 12, anagram swarm: A-VERY-STABLE-GENIUS, #20






You can review an amazing number of anagrams based on this book title on our full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'. There are two posts to view: 
 
'A Very Stable Genius': Theme and Variations (97 anagrams),   and 
'A Very Stable Genius': additional funky anagrams.

August 11, 2020

AUG 11, exotic destinations: air travel



 
Other verses about 'Exotic Travel Destinations' can be found on our blog 'Edifying Nonsense'. Click HERE.


August 10, 2020

AUG 10, anagram swarm: A-VERY-STABLE-GENIUS, #19









You can review an amazing number of anagrams based on this book title on our full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'. There are two posts to view: 
 
'A Very Stable Genius': Theme and Variations (97 anagrams),   and 
'A Very Stable Genius': additional funky anagrams.






August 9, 2020

AUG 9, bi-lyrical limerick: 'liquor vs candy'






Be sure to check out the whole collection of 'bi-lyrical limericks' by proceeding to "Edifying Nonsense." CLICK HERE ! (Or, if you prefer, you could look over this stuff on Giorgio's Facebook photo-albums.) 


 

August 8, 2020

AUG 8, wordplay maps: new world palindromes(#31,#32)









 

You can view the entire collection of these 50 wordplay maps, by accessing the collection 'Tourists Palindromic Guides: The Americas'. Start by clicking HERE

August 7, 2020

AUG 7, anagram swarm: A-VERY-STABLE-GENIUS, #18










You can review an amazing number of anagrams based on this book title on our full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'. There are two posts to view: 
 
'A Very Stable Genius': Theme and Variations (97 anagrams),   and 
'A Very Stable Genius': additional funky anagrams.