September 30, 2021

SEP 30, life in Palindrome Valley: dalliance

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








You can review other illustrated verses on this topic by proceeding to the collection 'Life in Palindrome Valley' on our full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'.



September 29, 2021

SEP 29, domestic hazards: kettles




 
 You can view an extensive collection of illustrated poems on this topic by proceeding to the post 'DOMESTIC HAZARDS' on our full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE.

 


September 28, 2021

SEP 28, palinku (poetic novelty): schoolboy humor (2 verses)


   In this post, we 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.


September 27, 2021

SEP 27, birdlore: American goldfinches








 You can view an encyclopedic collection of illustrated poems on this topic by proceeding to the post 'Poems about BIRDLIFE' on our full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE



September 26, 2021

SEP 26, humorists' scurrilous talk: 'the C-word'


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!


September 25, 2021

SEP 25, diagnostic imaging: dipyridamole for stress myocardial perfusion imaging











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!




September 24, 2021

SEP 24, trees: sago palm













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". 


September 23, 2021

SEP 23, binomial phrases: 'sin and redemption'







 To review the poetic effusion that we have accumulated about binomial phrases, proceed to our blog "Edifying Nonsense", and enjoy the post  'Grandpa Greg's 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 !


September 22, 2021

SEP 22, scopes of medicine: ERCP








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 !

September 21, 2021

SEP 21, dental feelings (sentimental verse): deep dental cleaning








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

September 20, 2021

SEP 20, poetic Panama palindrome parody: 'one man ... a panameno'









You can review the whole collection of our illustrated verses on this topic  by proceeding to 'Reversing Verse: Panama palindrome parodies' on the full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'.

And, if you are interested in seeing innumerable examples of spoofy palindrome variants on wordplay maps, you could embark on a journey through a collection of  blogposts entitled 'Tourists' Palindromic Guides: The Americas, #1 -#4'. All that's needed is to click on the link.




September 19, 2021

SEP 19, American satire: fraudulent










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


September 18, 2021

SEP 18, wordplay maps: Scramble-towns of eastern Canada, #5 and #6



Who would ever have guessed? It turns out that an unparalleled word in generating anagrams (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. 



 



LINKS to other nonsense in this series: 

Forward to the next Canadian map, eh?
Back to the previous Canadian map, eh?
Default to U.S.A. map #21 (final American version)




 

September 17, 2021

SEP 17, patients and maladies: diabetes insipidus

 




 

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!


September 16, 2021

SEP 16, culinary verse: gefilte fish

 







There are a number of excellent and reliable commercial products; not surprisingly, in my view none can compete with my Aunt Shirley's home-made delicacy. 





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



September 15, 2021

SEP 15, curtained verse: horny rhino

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





You can review other mildly scurrilous illustrated verses in a wider context by proceeding to 'Curtained verse: Faintly Obscene (Selected) Limericks' on the full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'.


September 14, 2021

SEP 14, variant Nantucket limerick: 'the Bay-Stater'






 You can review our entire collection of spoof verses based on the iconic Nantucket limericks on our full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense' by clicking HERE.


September 13, 2021

SEP 13, reptiles: leaping lizards -- origin of flight






You can review photos and illustrated herpetologic verses in a wider context by proceeding to 'Verses about Reptiles' (don't worry! no snakes)' on the full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'.





September 12, 2021

SEP 12, STD-poetry: latent lues









You can review verses on this topic in a wider context on our full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense" by proceeding to the post 'Ruination, Rumination and Reminiscence: STD-Poetry'. Click HERE. 



September 11, 2021

SEP 11, garden intruders: blowers






Readers, you are fortunate to have available all our poetic comments on creatures (animal, vegetable, and product vendors) devoted to subverting your gardening plans. To view this collection on our full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense", click HERE!

September 10, 2021

SEP 10, mammalian wildlife: skunks (evolution)







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 !
 




September 9, 2021

SEP 9, poets' corner: gender-neutral language












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 Omnificent English Dictionary in Limerick Form. To access the others, type the phrase Poets Corner into the search-line on this blogpost (at the top of the righthand navigation column).



September 8, 2021

SEP 8, palinku (poetic novelty): prez #45

 

 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.) 



September 7, 2021

SEP 7, funny bones: Enid's osteopenia

 






You can read more about the DEXA test for bone mineral density (BMD) HERE.



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!






September 6, 2021

SEP 6, bottom line of medical humor: hemorrhoids





 

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!



September 5, 2021

SEP 5, a brief saga: the cormorant rookery















  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 are involved 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 multiverse poem is shown here on the slide with its first verse. 

To access the next 'brief saga' on this blog, proceed to 'Dodecanese Islands'.
To access the most recent previous 'brief saga', back up to 'French denial'.  
 


September 4, 2021

SEP 4, wordplay map: Scramble-towns of eastern Canada, #3 and #4



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. 







 LINKS to other nonsense in this series: 
Forward to the next Canadian map, eh?
Back up to the previous Canadian map, eh?

Default to U.S.A. map #21 (final American version)