Monday, 11 November 2019

MAGICAL CANAL VERSES and PALINDROMES

WORDPLAY POST #197
This post is a sneak preview of upcoming material, targeted for Dec 20, 2019. 
The current offering represents a followup to a slew of recent  map-art blogposts. With all this mental energy focusing backwards and forwards on palindromes, it is hard to avoid the subject of canalsAnd to help wordplay-buffs focus on palindromes about canals, here is an ancient blogpost on the subject: CANALINDROMES
...

Also, check out these map-art collections...
 - Tourists' Palindromic Guide: The Old World #1
  - Tourists' Palindromic Guide: The Old World #2
 - Tourists' Palindromic Guide: The Old World #3
 - Tourists' Palindromic Guide: The Old World #4
and...
 - Tourists' Palindromic Guide: The Americas #1
 - 
Tourists' Palindromic Guide: The Americas #2
 - Tourists' Palindromic Guide: The Americas #3
 - Tourists' Palindromic Guide: The Americas #4
 - INTRODUCTORY CONCLUSION: The Tourists' Palindromic Guides  

SONGLINK:"A man, a plan, a canal - Panama"
Readers who are particularly interested in wordplay might also enjoy a fantastical discussion, set to music, on the development of this famous palindrome by Leigh Mercer, in post #185 of our lyrics blog (SILLY SONGS and SATIRE)  ...
"Leigh Mercer's Palindrome Workshop" 
EDITOR'S NOTE: By popular demand, the song-lyrics blog has been changed to a private-reader function. If your email is on Giorgio's list of selected glitterati, you can sign in using your Google password, and enjoy the experience as in the past. ALL OTHERS are welcome to join in, but you will have to leave me a comment here including your email address, and a request to be included.  
























You might want to check out Wikipedia's article on the Panama (Ecuadorian) hat.

























To read more about the origin, creation and listing of magical palindromes, click or cluck here to get to Giorgio's original blogpost on the topic.






And, a last minute reprieve... For those who find that they are delighted by magical canal palindromes, and can't live without more of them, we have just concocted a follow-up post, entitled (strangely enough)...
More Magical Canal Palindromes (this material will only be available after January 10, 2020 - sorry!)


CURTAINED VERSE: FAINTLY OBSCENE (selected) LIMERICKS***

WORDPLAY post #196 
This post is a sneak preview of upcoming material, targeted for Dec 15, 2019. 

"The Kiss"
Mus
ée Rodin, Paris 
SATIRE COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, September 2019. Today's verses have also been web-published at OEDILF.coman online humor dictionary that has accumulated over 100,000 carefully edited limericks. Thanks are due to OEDILF contributing-editor MikeAq who kindly permitted links to some of his verses in the present collection (proceed to the bottom of the post to see those).
As limerick-writers are often tempted to dive into the baser spheres of human life, the dictionary has a 'curtained room', accessible only to online members, presumably flagging that the designated verses may not be suitable for children. On his own recognizance, Giorgio has selected the following verses from OEDILF's 'Curtained Room', based on their  requiring only 'light curtaining', and taken the risk of offending some readers by publishing them on this otherwise sedate, and arguably family-oriented blog.


EDITOR'S NOTE: By popular demand, our song-lyrics blog (SILLY SONGS and SATIRE), has been changed to a private-reader function. If your email is on Giorgio's list of selected glitterati, you can sign in using your Google password, and enjoy the experience as in the past. ALL OTHERS are welcome to join in there as well, but you will have to leave me a comment here including your email address, and a request to be included as a reader of that second blog.  



WARNING: The following verses may not be suitable for all ages. Those under 15, or over 85, are advised to read the following content only with the permission and supervision of an adult family member.
  











Further poetic musings on canoeing can be found on an earlier blogpost.








Copyright 2019, MikeAq
Link to MikeAq's 'Doodle'




Copyright 2019, MikeAq
Link to MikeAq's 'Eighty





  Copyright 2019, MikeAq
Link to MikeAq's "Digital"





Copyright 2019, MikeAq

Link to MikeAq's "Assaulting"




Copyright 2019, MikeAq
Link to MikeAq's "Grounds for Divorce" .



INTRODUCTORY CONCLUSION: The TOURISTS' PALINDROMIC GUIDES

WORDPLAY POST #195
This post is a sneak preview of upcoming material. Targeted for Dec 10, 2019. 
The current offering represents a followup to a slew of recent map-art blogposts. 
 - Tourists' Palindromic Guide: The Old World #1
 - Tourists' Palindromic Guide: The Old World #2
 - Tourists' Palindromic Guide: The Old World #3
 - Tourists' Palindromic Guide: The Old World #4
and...
 - Tourists' Palindromic Guide: The Americas #1
 - 
Tourists' Palindromic Guide: The Americas #2
 - Tourists' Palindromic Guide: The Americas #3
 - Tourists' Palindromic Guide: The Americas #4

"A man, a plan, a canal - Panama"
Readers who are particularly interested in wordplay might also enjoy a fantastical discussion, set to music, on the development of this famous palindrome by Leigh Mercer, in post #185 of our lyrics blog (SILLY SONGS and SATIRE)  ...
"Leigh Mercer's Palindrome Workshop" 
EDITOR'S NOTE: By popular demand, the song-lyrics blog has been changed to a private-reader function. If your email is on Giorgio's list of selected glitterati, you can sign in using your Google password, and enjoy the experience as in the past. ALL OTHERS are welcome to join in, but you will have to leave me a comment here including your email address, and a request to be included.  




rêve = French for dream.
Tulsa, Oklahoma: a stop on U.S. Route 66, as mentioned in the eponymic jazz ballad.
Amana Colonies: a religious community, the Pietists, founded this settlement in the state of Iowa in 1856.
panama (Ecuadorian hat): a traditional brimmed straw hat of Ecuadorian origin, becoming popular worldwide at the beginning of the 20th century.
BNA Act: The British North America Act paved the way for the  Confederation of Canada in 1867.













And, if you still need a fix of more palindromic fun, go on to "Magical Canal Verses and Palindromes" (only available on or after Jan 15, 2020)

Words and Nonsense: 1) CLAIRE'S CELERITY 2) SHARPIEGATE

WORDPLAY post #194


SATIRE COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, August/September 2019. Today's verses are also under review at OEDILF.coman online humor dictionary that has accumulated over 100,000 carefully edited limericks. The accumulation stage of this project is not being undertaken with celerity (proceeding alphabetically, the open range from Aa- though Gr- is now almost fully covered) - it is estimated that the final date of completion will be 2063.
For those (including the editor) who have forgotten this obscure word's meaning, the word celerity is defined by my dictionary as meaning speed, rapidity or quickness of motion.

SONGLINK: For readers who like poetry set to music: You can find lots of singable limerick-medleys and other song formats on our sister blog "SILLY SONGS and SATIRE", such as this recent post
EDITOR'S NOTE: By popular demand, as of September 2019,the song-lyrics blog has been changed to a private-reader function. If your email is on Giorgio's list of selected glitterati, you can sign in using your Google password, and enjoy the experience as in the past. ALL OTHERS are welcome to join in, but you will have to leave me a comment here including your email address, and a request to be included.  



















SINGABLE SATIRE: KOOKY PRESIDENTIAL VIEWS

WORDPLAY POST #193
A preview of upcoming offerings. Targeted for November 20, 2019.


PARODY COMPOSED:  Giorgio Coniglio, February 2019.
ORIGINAL SONG: "Good King Wenceslas", written by English hymnwriter John Mason Neale in 1853, but often now mistakenly referred to as 'traditional'. Neale's piece (based on accounts of the Bohemian Wenceslas legend and a 13th century 'spring-carol' tune), was highly criticized in the 1920s as "ponderous moral doggerel", but as you all know, has become a seasonal classic.
On You-Tube, you can readily find a spectrum of video recordings of the original lyrics, from the Choir of Westminster Abbey, to Bing Crosby and the Irish Rovers (the last-mentioned is highly recommended for its quirky nature). 
SONGLINK: See the version of this post designed for ukulele and guitar players on our lyrics-blog 'SILLY SONGS and SATIREhere. (If you haven't been signed up for that source of musical wonderment but crave entry, leave a comment here including your email, in strict confidence).

KOOKY PRESIDENTIAL VIEWS

(to the tune of "Good King Wenceslas")





Kooky presidential views re the southern border 
(As shown on Fox Cable News)… “Source of all disorder.
Rapists, addicts, dealers (drugs): none are denied entry --
Can’t squelch caravans of thugs with a single se-e-ntry.”

“Hither lackies, stand up tall, we must stop this evil.  
Fund a Gulf-to-Ocean wall, barrier medieval.
Let’s proceed my base to please; they need our assurings --
With an immigration freeze, let in no Hondu-urans.”

“It’s a liberal flashpoint: child, orphaned in detention.  
(When my kids have been reviled, gleans no fake news mention.)
Wetbacks we need in plain sight, murderous and cruel.
Even CNN will write, ‘Trump’s Concern Gains Fue-ell’.”

“Scour the penitentiaries, find Hispanic hitmen,                                    
Who’ll admit they snuck across (for them, that’s easy sh**, men).
Let’s get footage of their crimes and their apprehension.
These rude methods fit the times; hence my condesce-ension.”

“Sire, the week is ending now; jet is prepped for Flor’da.  
Golf at Mar-a-lago, thou fret not ‘bout the border.
Next week we’ll identify ‘Pedro’ and ‘Ra-úl’.
They’ll Fox viewers petrify -- home-invaders cru-uell.” 

TOURISTS' PALINDROMIC GUIDE: The OLD WORLD #4

WORDPLAY POST #192
Preview of this fall's offerings. Target date: November 15.
This post represents a followup to these posts...
Tourists' Palindromic Guide: The Old World #1
Tourists' Palindromic Guide: The Old World #2
Tourists' Palindromic Guide: The Old World #3

SATIRE COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, 2019. 
WORDPLAY LINK: Geographically focused concoctions are among the many palindromic treasures honored and displayed on this site. Check out the list of entries for "The Palindrome Suite" in the slide at the bottom of blogpost #179
SONGLINK: For those readers who like poetry set to music: You can find lots of singable limerick-medleys, as well as other types of song on our sister blog "SILLY SONGS and SATIRE", such as this recent postIn addition, some readers will be delighted (others will continue to groan) at our collection of songs based on palindromic phrases -- check out the links shown on earlier blogposts.





'Suomi' is the natives' name for 'Finland'








Do you still crave more palindromic fun? Click here for 'concluding remarks' about New-World and Old-World palindromes ... 


Sunday, 10 November 2019

TOURISTS' PALINDROMIC GUIDE: The Americas #4

WORDPLAY post #191
Preview of this fall's offerings. Target date: November 10.
This post is a continuation of...
 Tourists' Palindromic Guide: The Americas #1
 Tourists' Palindromic Guide: The Americas #2
 Tourists' Palindromic Guide: The Americas #3

SATIRE COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, 2018. 

WORDPLAY LINK: Panels showing palindromic phrases derived from geography of the Americas were originally displayed on Wordplay posts on this blog during the interval from 2018 to February 2019; the current examples have been developed since that time. Geographically focused concoctions are among the many palindromic treasures honored and displayed on this site. Check out the list of entries for "The Palindrome Suite" in the slide at the bottom of blogpost #179

SONGLINK: For those readers who like poetry set to music: You can find lots of singable limerick-medleys, as well as other types of song on our sister blog "SILLY SONGS and SATIRE", such as this recent postIn addition, some readers will be delighted (others will continue to groan) at our collection of songs based on palindromic phrases -- click the link to the initial blogpost in this series to make these links available as well.















Still want more palindromic fun? Click here for 'concluding remarks' about New-World and Old-World palindromes ...


Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Gratingly American: THIRTY-ODD POLITICALLY TAINTED PALINDROMES

WORDPLAY POST #190
   The current creation represents another spinoff of the recent slew of map-art blogposts. Some of these palindromic phrases had first been displayed in a blogpost in 2017. (Note that the author believes that wordplay derivations such as palindromes and anagrams are not 'invented', but merely 'reported' by canny observers, and some of today's offerings have been copied from others' reports as well as from the blog-author's earlier work). Personal political view might, however, be reflected in verse form at the bottom of the palindrome list.  

    A lot of mental energy has focused backwards and forwards on palindromes, so check out...
1) The latest in the series of map-art collections on this blog ...
INTRODUCTORY CONCLUSION: The Tourists' Palindromic Guides,
and
2) MAGICAL PALINDROMESThe specifics of the development of magical palindromes and an initial listing of examples can be found on this blogpost dating from February 2017.
You might also enjoy ...
3) The 'FUN with IMPEACHMENT' Collection: This posting reviews some politically-oriented wordplay dealing with anagrams, rather than palindromes, but the underlying message is the same. 
SONGLINK: If you prefer to SING about the Machiavellian machinations of our times, as well as many other topics, and you have signed up for this now-private collection, you can view some helpful material on our song-lyrics blog 'SILLY SONGS and SATIRE'. If you are interested in that unique opportunity, leave a comment to that effect on this blog, and I will add your email to the list of honored recipients of that font of delight.  


POLITICALLY-TAINTED PALINDROMES

1. Sad nut or red nut under rotundas.

2. Debut tubed. 


3. No, worse! Panders to idiots, rednapes. Row on!  


4. Hair, a plan, if final - pariah! 


5. 'Nit up' -- sides reversed is -- 'Putin'. 

6. Must sell at tallest sum.


7. Re 'hypocrisy': as I say sir, copy her. 


8. Denial slain, Ed.


9. Nip in if I pull up. Pull up if I nip in.


10. Deep state: état speed. [Fr. = state]


11. Embargos so grab me.


12.a) O gal , a ram, part flog! Golf-trap - Mar-a-lago.

     b) Golf, par, sin-net, pant. Nap, tennis, rap, flog.

13. 'Nit-up' pun? Up, Putin!

14. No! It is opposition.


15. A "I" on a rap - paranoia.


16. One racist, " If 'stir grits' fits, I care? No."


17. Pure talk. KKK later up.


18. S,W,E,N (x?) of Fox News.


19. Snug guns if I snug guns.


20. Star? Come, Don. No Democrats.


21. In word-salad, alas, drown I.


22. Bar an Arab.


23. "No!", in uneven union.


24. Pure, boss is. Sober up! 


25. Re "We freer" - Fewer.


26. All a wall - awe! Walla Walla.


27. A man, a plan - racy, carnal (Panama).

28. Rail? Erupting, I sign it 'Pure Liar'.  

29. Aid, nix - India. 


30. Red, rob, a wall, law - a Border. 

31.a) A man, a plan, if A - final (Panama).
     b) A man, a plan, if B - final (Panama).
     c) A man, a plan, if C - final (Panama).
       ...

32.a) Retracting, I sign it 'Carter'.

     b) Dubya won? No way, bud.
     c) "No demerits tire me", Don.

33. Side-ballot, Biden? One dib. Toll abides. 

34. Ya! Deride to vote! Dire day.

35. a) "No!", e.g. nude dungeon.
      b) No sin-unit, in unison.
      c) No DC-Don. 
        





And, before you go...
 if you have become addicted to both palindromes and limericks, as we have, you can satisfy both cravings by checking out an earlier illustrated blogpost entitled "Limericks About Palindromes".