March 31, 2021

MAR 31, commercial product: furniture protector




 


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.



March 30, 2021

MAR 30, classic palindrome: 'a Toyota's a Toyota'






 

You can review a collection of illustrated verses on this topic by proceeding to 'Reversing Verse: Limericks About Classic Palindromes' on the full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'. 



March 29, 2021

MAR 29, culinary verse: "peel 'em 'n' eat 'em shrimp"











Find the collection of illustrated poems dealing with these issues on the post 'Culinary Verse' on our full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'. Click HERE!

March 28, 2021

MAR 28, savoir-faire: goat cheese (chevre)





 You can review verses on this topic in a wider context on our full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'. Check the post 'Vers Francais: Savoir-Faire' by clicking HERE


March 27, 2021

MAR 27, portraits of couples: white ibis, mute swans






You can view these photos from our portfolio of 'Couples' portraits in a wider context on our full-service blog "Edifying NonsenseHERE.

March 26, 2021

MAR 26, mammalian wildlife: woodchucks

 




You can review the whole collection of illustrated verses about mammals (both domestic and exotic) by checking out the more extensive post on our full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE !



March 25, 2021

MAR 25, non-sequitur: Cretan gorges

Today is Greek Independence Day. Have a good day and enjoy this previous post from 2020 to mark the occasion!




 

Our collection of 'Non-Sequiturs' on our parent blog "Edifying Nonsense", contains an admittedly bizarre assortment of nonsensical odds-and-ends, that don't quite fit into other topic-based offerings. But should you want to review the entire collection, click HERE.

March 24, 2021

MAR 24, classic palindrome: 'sex of foxes'






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




March 23, 2021

MAR 23, doctors and their practices: the colonoscopist









You can view these informative verses in a wider context by proceeding to the collection 'DOCTORS and their PRACTICES' on our full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE!





March 22, 2021

MAR 22, classic palindrome: 'madam, I'm Adam'










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'. 




March 20, 2021

MAR 20, classic palindrome: 'T. Eliot's toilet'







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


March 19, 2021

MAR 19, sleek Greek prefixes: EPI-




And, here's another verse exemplifying use of this common prefix ...


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


March 18, 2021

MAR 18, old world palindromes #17 and #18









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





March 17, 2021

MAR 17, patients and maladies: facial nerve malfunction





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 !






March 16, 2021

MAR 16, humorists' scurrilous talk: 'the turd'

EDITORS' WARNING: You must be at least 12 years of age to read this post! 







The collection of informative verses dealing with 'HUMORISTS' SCURRILOUS TALK' can be found by proceeding to our full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE!


For more verses of this type, you might also want to review some related informative verses in the collection 'The BOTTOM LINE of MEDICAL HUMOR' . Click HERE!



 

March 15, 2021

MAR 15, anagram swarms: 'Canada's turn at bat' (North American anagram swarm)


These locales are designated in a more formal global format, with the national designation (the two-letter abbreviation 'CA') at the end of each locale (town + province). This wordplay map is a repeat from the post of March 10, designed to get you warmed up. 
Remember, you can enlarge any photo just by clicking on it (and escape from the enlarged format by finding the little 'x' in the upper right field).   




In this treatment, we leave out the national designation (CA) at the end of each destination, coming back to the familiar form of postal address used by Canadians when sending domestic mail. Note that the provinces of Alberta (AB) and British Columbia (BC) can now join in! 





In Canada, we seem to have a propensity to name many of our towns and cities to highlight adjacent geographical features, e.g. Niagara Falls, Goose Bay, Rankin Inlet, Rainy River, Trois Rivieres, etc. The following collection honours that propensity. 



Stay tuned, and there will be more 'fun-with-anagram' wordplay-maps  showing further variants on this theme! 

OR, if you really want to get into this form of wordplay, you could delve into a series of posts on "Edifying Nonsense", starting here



 

March 14, 2021

MAR 14, English literature survey course: "Trees (Kilmer's poem)

Keep more to yourself for a while, wash your hands frequently, remember to laugh on occasion, and stay well!





trees; silver maples; reforestation; ecology; Canada; Giorgio Coniglio
The author revels in a small reforestation project,
 Port Bruce, Ontario, 2000.



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

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


March 13, 2021

MAR 13, waterfowl: black-crowned night herons










 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'. 




March 12, 2021

MAR 12, classic palindrome: 'sex at noon taxes'







You can review a collection of illustrated verses on this topic by proceeding to 'Reversing Verse: Limericks About Classic Palindromes' on the full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'. 


March 11, 2021

MAR 11, a brief saga: workplace pollution (compensable)









 
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 'Glock-toting Phyllis'.

To access the most recent previous 'brief saga', back up to 'gastro-esophageal junction'. 


Re Medical-Related Verse: Altogether, a hundred or so intriguing verses on medical/dental topics can now be found on various posts in collections, including:




March 10, 2021

MAR 10, 2021, diagnostic imaging; ECG-gated SPECT









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!

 


March 9, 2021

MAR 9, funny bones: anatomic snuffbox








 
 You can view verses on this topic in a wider context by proceeding to the post 'Breaking News: FUNNY BONES' on our full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE!


March 7, 2021

MAR 7, amphibians: southern toad

 




  The southern toad is found in all of the southern US states except Tennessee, particularly in areas nearer to the coasts. Cranial crests giving rise to skin knobs between the eyes are found most prominently in creatures in the extreme southerly parts of their range, giving rise to the term 'horny toad'; there is no relationship of these paired growths to bony horns found in mammals, or to sexual function. During the summer, high-pitched trilling from congregated males can be near-deafening in low-lying marshy areas where the amphibians breed, and females are duly attracted. Each mating results in thousands of toadlets. 



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


March 5, 2021

MAR 5, waterfowl: oystercatchers















oystercatcher at Crab Bank



 running along the Mt. Pleasant shoreline




at a more leisurely pace



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'.