A blogsite offering entertaining daily oddities since January 2020. There are now over a thousand unique posts in these three years. Images, both visual and poetic, are drawn from daily life, as well as from verses, photos and computer-graphics on our parent blog "Edifying Nonsense".
August 31, 2021
AUG 31, humorists' scurrilous talk: 'the F-word'
August 30, 2021
AUG 30, amphibians: Kermit the Frog (reincarnation)
August 29, 2021
AUG 29, insects: Ricardo the dragonfly
August 28, 2021
AUG 28, culinary verse: zucchini (courgettes)
August 27, 2021
AUG 27, scopes of medicine: mediastinoscopy
August 26, 2021
AUG 26, wordplay maps: Scramble-towns of eastern Canada, #1 and #2
Who would ever have guessed? It turns out that an unparalleled word in generating anagrams, i.e. letter scrambles, is P-A-L-I-N-D-R-O-M-E-S. We have taken advantage of that property to create this unique series of wordplay maps of imaginary American (and Canadian) locales, each one completed by its official two-letter state (or provincial) abbreviation.
August 25, 2021
AUG 25, poets' corner: free verse
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 24, 2021
AUG 24, oncologic verses: Pat's adenoma
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 23, 2021
AUG 23, pandemic poetry: cleaning services
August 22, 2021
AUG 22, commercial product: prostheses for male turkeys
August 21, 2021
AUG 21, wordplay maps: American Scramble-towns -- finale (21)
August 20, 2021
AUG 20, STD-poetry: weighing anchor (primary syphilis)
August 19, 2021
AUG 19, dental feelings (sentimental verse): prognathism
August 18, 2021
AUG 18, a brief saga: 'French denial'
August 17, 2021
AUG 17, palinku (poetic novelty): baked goods
In this post, we will continue with a novel form of poetic wordplay. Inspired by Japanese haiku poetry, this new form is used for a terse verse with a total of 17 syllables displayed on three lines. Unlike its classic Japanese analogue, this concoction does not mandate the precise distribution of the syllables among the three lines, but does stipulate that each word in the poem be included in a palindromic phrase or sentence in English (i.e. one that can be read either forwards or backwards).
To help the reader discern the origin of the lyrics, each palindrome (generally occupying one of the three lines of the poem) has been color-coded.
(Ed. note:) Verses of this type have continued to accumulate, and there are now more than 50 of them. You can easily view them all if you proceed to our more encyclopedic blog "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE.(Or, if your prefer, you can view all this material on Facebook in Giorgio's photo-albums.)
August 16, 2021
AUG 16, portraits of couples: trumpeter swans, black-necked swans
August 15, 2021
AUG 15, reptiles: beneficial snakes
August 14, 2021
AUG 14, wordplay maps: American Scramble-towns, 19,20
August 13, 2021
AUG 13, to clot or not: anti-coagulant drugs
August 12, 2021
AUG 12, binomial phrases (intro): 'hale and hearty'
To review the poetic effusion that we have accumulated about binomial phrases proceed to our blog "Edifying Nonsense", and check the post 'Grandpa Greg's Advanced Grammar: Binomial Expressions'. Click HERE ! (Or, if you prefer, you could look over this stuff on Giorgio's Facebook photo-albums.)
There is also an entire collection of lyrics to patter songs, somewhat older material, dedicated to various kinds of binomials, that provides more didactic material and an extensive series of examples, and allows you to sing these expressions for your own enjoyment, or for that of others around you. Click HERE !
August 11, 2021
AUG 11, life in Palindrome Valley: bidirectional pen (souvenirs)
August 10, 2021
AUG 10, new world palindromes: national wrap-up
August 9, 2021
AUG 9, doctors and their practices: hematologists
August 8, 2021
AUG 8, old world palindromes: national wrap-up
August 7, 2021
AUG 7, variant Nantucket limerick: slbling ribaldry
August 6, 2021
AUG 6, garden intruders: deer fencing
August 5, 2021
AUG 5, bi-lyrical limerick: 'go/went'
August 4, 2021
AUG 4, urban concerns: aged street tree
August 3, 2021
AUG 3, bottom line of medical humor: anorectal disorders (proctology)
August 2, 2021
AUG 2, numbers: twins (2)
You can review our cumulated nonsense about numbers by clicking HERE.