February 28, 2021

FEB 28, classic palindrome: 'gnu dung'








You can check out another illustrated verse about the gnu or wildebeest by clicking HERE.




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". 


February 27, 2021

FEB 27, diagnostic imaging: ejection fraction (LVEF)







 

You can review all our verses on this intriguing topic by proceeding to a post on 'Edifying Nonsense' entitled 'Selected Topics in Diagnostic Imaging'. Click HERE!

February 26, 2021

FEB 26, anagram swarm: 'EX-PRESIDENTIAL'




 








    As often happens in trying to portray a swarm of anagrams, I have left out a few relevant places; in this case, it was simply because I ran out of room on the map (which was progressively updated to a total of 65 entries). Apologies to the villages of Alien PresidePilsener Idea and Needier Pails TX in Texas, Exited Spiral NE in Nebraska, Delete Praxis IN in Indiana, and Axis Repented and Ex-Sardine-Pet IL in Illinois!


  If you have enjoyed this post, you can find a series of other 'American anagram swarms' gathered in three posts on our 'parent' blog Edifying Nonsense.  To get started, click here 

 


February 25, 2021

FEB 25, dental feelings (sentimental verse): fillings in Billings






 

 You can review the collection of illustrated verses on this topic by proceeding to the post 'Dental Feelingson our full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'.







February 24, 2021

FEB 24, classic palindromes: 'Ida's denial'








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'.




February 23, 2021

FEB 23, English literature survey course: pass/fail







You can review the entire curriculum for our 'English Classics Survey Course' at "Edifying Nonsense" by clicking HERE.


 

February 22, 2021

FEB 22, amphibians: American green tree frog

 




Be sure to check out the whole collection of 'Amphibians' by proceeding to "Edifying Nonsense." CLICK HERE ! 


February 21, 2021

FEB 21, waterfowl: mute swans




lim: abbreviation for 'limerick', used by poetry-nerds.



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'.


February 20, 2021

FEB 20, sleek Greek prefixes: ENDO-





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

February 19, 2021

FEB 19, etymology: 'mentor'




For fans of etymology, we have three blogposts with collections of verses about word-origins such as the one above on our more encyclopedic blog "Edifying Nonsense". You can start to review some of this intriguing material by clicking HERE, and then following the links!



February 18, 2021

FEB 18, American satire(4): electile dysfunction









 We hope that you enjoyed this verse. You can find 30 more on this topic in 5 collections on our full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'. Click HERE to start!
 
(If, for some reason, you would like to obtain confidential information about 'eRectile dysfunction', click HERE.)  

February 17, 2021

FEB 17, classic palindrome: 'O Stone, be not so'










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".



February 16, 2021

FEB 16, bi-lyrical limerick: 'aphonic'

 




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.) 


February 15, 2021

FEB 15, anagram swarm: 'Incited A Riot'








Sens: slang for American senators.

Representative Jamie Raskin was the chief House Manager (prosecuting the charge of impeachment) during the recent trial of ex-president D.J. Trump in the U.S. Senate.  




Editors' follow-up note: We mistakenly left out a few locales in Iowa (IA), including 'Contrite I.D.', 'Erotic Dint', 'Tired Tonic', and 'Rote Indict'; also 'Tide Action RI' in Rhode Island. Sorry, Impeachment Team! Sadly, there are still not quite enough anagrams for the needed two-thirds majority in the U.S. Senate!

If you have enjoyed this post, you can find a series of other 'American anagram swarms' gathered in two posts on our 'parent' blog Edifying Nonsense.  To get started, click here 



February 14, 2021

FEB 14, holidays and celebrations: Valentine's Day

TO ENLARGE any slide or stand-alone photo on this blog, just click on it. To reverse the process, and return to this standard view, find the little 'x' in the upper right corner of the black field and click there.











"The Kiss" by Auguste Rodin, marble, 1882
(photo by G.C. at Rodin Museum, Paris, 2019)


February 13, 2021

FEB 13, old world palindromes #15 and #16

Quote of the day from 'Buzzfeed':

“Fellow Americans beat and bloodied our fellow police. They stormed the Senate floor. They tried to hunt down the Speaker of the House. They built a gallows and chanted about murdering the vice president. They did this because they’d been fed wild falsehoods by the most powerful man on earth because he was angry he’d lost an election,” said (American Senate leader Mitch) McConnell.







 You can view the entire collection of 'Old World Palindromes' on our full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense";  start by clicking here. 



February 12, 2021

FEB 12, classic palindrome: 'Dennis sinned' ... PLUS, A PALINDROMIC DAY CELEBRATION, 12/02/2021

CELEBRATING A PALINDROMIC DATE -- 12/02/2021



Here's a reprise honoring last year's palindromic day...



IN CELEBRATION OF A PALINDROMIC DAY -- 02/02/2020

(With many thanks to my good friend, Eric K., for his reminder about this important occasion.)








cohort; sinners; palindromes

This brief poetic musing was originally published here on February 2, 2020.

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'. 


February 11, 2021

FEB 11, waterfowl: American white ibises














photo; waterfowl; American white ibis;
a late afternoon flap










Immature form (under two years)
showing chocolate brown body color


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'. 

February 10, 2021

FEB 10, old world palindromes #13 and #14









 You can view the entire collection of 'Old World Palindromes' on our full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense";  start by clicking HERE. 


February 9, 2021

FEB 9, a brief saga: the gastro-esophageal junction














 
For the purpose of this blog, a 'brief saga' is defined as a poem, usually narrative, but occasionally expository, that tell its story in at least 15 lines. Most commonly, the format involves three stanzas in limerick form, constituting a single submission to the online humor site 'Omnificent English Dictionary iLimerick Form'. On the OEDILF site, rigorous standards for content and format proceed in a collaborative editing process that may take several weeks to over a year. 
  Generally, OEDILF has not been enormously welcoming of multi-verse submissions, but Giorgio Coniglio has persisted, and the OEDILF number for each accepted multi-verse poem is shown here on the slide with its first verse. 

To access the next 'brief saga' on this blog, proceed to 'workplace pollution (compensable)'.

To access the most recent previous 'brief saga', back up to 'Italian treats'. 


February 8, 2021

FEB 8, American satire(4): New year's greeting to Sen. Hawley






Read more here:
https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/great-damage-republicans-recoil-from-missouri-sen-hawley-1.5258425


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


February 7, 2021

FEB 7, patients and maladies: heart block










Be sure to check out the whole collection of verses on 'Patients and their Maladies" by proceeding to our full-service blog ,"Edifying Nonsense." CLICK HERE !



February 6, 2021

FEB 6, old world palindromes #11 and #12






 You can view the entire collection of 'Old World Palindromes' on our full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense";  start by clicking HERE.