October 31, 2021

OCT 31, three gruesome verses for Halloween


















 
Check out the whole collection in a post called "Gruesome Verse" on our blog "Edifying Nonsense" HERE.


October 30, 2021

OCT 30, Carolina lowcountry: wildlife revisited#2




little blue heron




Atlantic ghost crab




brown pelican, artistic rendering




cormorants and dolphin



roseate spoonbills, Deweese Island



sanderling




willet



yellow-crowned night heron

 

busy sanderlings, Sullivan's island





October 29, 2021

OCT 29, waterfowl: hooded merganser






















You can review illustrated verses on such bird-brained topics in a wider context by proceeding to 'Immersible Verse: Limericks about Waterfowl' on the full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'. (Or, if you prefer, you can view them on Facebook in Giorgio's photo-albums).





October 28, 2021

OCT 28, Carolina lowcountry: wildlife revisited#1



black-crowned night heron


 


mud crab





brown pelican





downy woodpecker




great egret




great egret at Shem Creek boardwalk 










October 27, 2021

OCT 27, palinku (poetic novelty): ethics






(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.)



October 26, 2021

OCT 26, wordplay maps: Scramble-towns of eastern Canada, #11 and #12

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


 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).


October 25, 2021

OCT 25, gruesome verse: untimely demise

Hallowe'en is approaching!



Check out the whole collection called "Gruesome Verse" on our blog "Edifying NonsenseHERE.



October 24, 2021

OCT 24, binomial phrases: 'a hug and a kiss'






 To review the poetic effusion that we have accumulated about binomial phrases, proceed to our blog "Edifying Nonsense", and review 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 !



October 23, 2021

OCT 23, gruesome verse: cimetière

Hallowe'en is creeping up on us!

The accompanying photo was taken at Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, France, 2019. 

Check out the whole collection called "Gruesome Verse" on our blog "Edifying NonsenseHERE.


October 20, 2021

OCT 20, dental feelings (sentimental verse): amalgam

 


AMALGAM FILLINGS


Several chemical forms, symptoms various —

Excess mercury: toxin nefarious.

Is it crucial or spurious

(Or even injurious)

To replace old amalgam post-carious?

    The use of amalgam as the basis of dental fillings is reviewed here. Although standard dental amalgam is an alloy of mercury and silver, routine removal of these fillings is not routinely recommended. Ask your dentist.

October 19, 2021

OCT 19, gruesome verse: dispatch


 

Check out the whole collection called "Gruesome Verse" on our blog "Edifying NonsenseHERE.


October 18, 2021

OCT 18, humorists' scurrilous talk: 'the cock'

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!


October 17, 2021

OCT 17, variant Nantucket limerick: moeurs of Nantucket




 



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.



October 16, 2021

OCT 16, wordplay maps: Scramble-towns of eastern Canada, #9 and #10

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











October 15, 2021

OCT 15, neologism (personal): POTUSA (abuelita latina)







Authors' Note: 

abuela: grandmother in Spanish

abuelita: 'little grandmother', an honored family role in Hispanic-American culture

POTUS: President of the United States, acronymic title that has so far been applied only to males, few of whom have been bilingual

POTUSA: (A = of America), a title, influenced by Spanish wordforms, for a female American president; and if she's a Latina, so much the better


 (Ed. Note:) To make this effort easier, we have now collected these neologistic verses in a collection on our parent blog "Edifying Nonsense";  click HERE.

October 14, 2021

OCT 14, English literature survey course: "The Raven" (Poe's poem)






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



 

October 13, 2021

OCT 13, mammalian wildlife: bats, idioms





 

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 !

October 12, 2021

OCT 12, oncologic verses: benign tumors, a guidebook





Authors' Note: Readers should be aware that the guidebook deals primarily with the lexical aspects of benign tumors, and is therefore of interest primarily to word-nerds and Scrabble-players, rather than pathologists or other health professionals.
  Also, visitors to the online site OEDILF.com might note that close to thirty verses dealing with benign human tumors already grace the 'pages' of that dictionary-in-progress. One-third of these were written by the prolific SheilaB, a retired physician, including acoustic neuroma, angioma, cementoblastoma, chemodectoma, cystoma, dicytoma, hamartoma and lipoma.


 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!


October 11, 2021

OCT 11, American satire(5): corruption







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! 


October 10, 2021

OCT 10, culinary verse: caponata (Sicilian eggplant relish)



 






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




October 9, 2021

OCT 9, bottom line of medical humor: borborygmi




 

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!