Thursday, 27 July 2017

Giorgio's Weekly WORDPLAY July 31 '17

WORDPLAY post #66 
Weekly postings of palindromes, Scrambletown Maps (creative cartography), binomial phrases, limericks, etc.
AUTHOR/EDITOR: Giorgio Coniglio, 2017.



HOT LINK: See the entire collection of Magical Palindromes



HOT LINKS to collections of Classic/Goofy Palindromes #1,#2,#3









HOT LINK to the Anagram Sister Cities Initiative - complete collection










#1. “ No marks – All I will ask”, Ramón.   Pedro, the Goofy ‘Dromer
#2a. Six at my gym. Taxis!
     b. Go deliver a fare, vile dog.       Pedro, the Goofy  ‘Dromer
#3a. Semite Times.
     b. Bar an Arab.                  Ed, the Derailed Liar
#4. Bombard a drab mob.      Ed, the Derailed Liar
#5. Must sell at tallest sum.    Ed, the Derailed Liar 
#6. Ed under Deb’s bed; red, nude.      Hal Lelujah
#7. Dennis, Nell, Edna, Ada and Ellen sinned.    Hal Lelujah
[For Ada, substitute palindromic names e.g. Eve, Hannah, Ava, Otto, Lil, Nan etc.]
#8. Dennis’ tennis sin-net sinned.         Hal Lelujah

Monday, 24 July 2017

Around the Globe: GEOGRAPHIC PALINDROMES from the NEW WORLD

WORDPLAY post #65
Alphabetic Lists of Directed Palindromes
EDITOR: Giorgio Coniglio, December, 2016. 
 A portion of this material was originally posted on " SILLY SONGS and SATIRE", included in the blogpost "Canalindromes", and transferred to this blog February, 2017- see post #15. 
In the current formulation, palindromes dealing with geographic placenames other than Panama have been separated and highlighted on this post. Contributions are a mix of phrases drawn from standard lists and those concocted by the author. A few late additions were gleaned from an Atlantic Monthly contest in 1996.

ETHICAL CONSIDERATION: "Anagrams and palindromes are not invented by their 'creator', only reported."



FOLLOW-UP NOTE: Interested readers might also like to check out the follow-up post #68: "Geographic Palindromes from the Old World"


PANAMA CANAL
See post #16: Canalindromes

U.S.A

AKRON
Okay, Akron OH; honor kayak. O! 

AMANA (Iowa)
A man, a panama - Amana (Panama). 

ANN ARBOR (MI)
Rob ran, nailed deli - Ann Arbor.

ALASKA 
Kayak salad - Alaska yak. 
A "k" salad, or ... elk-cub, parka, yak, lee, kraft, inky knit, far keel,
       kayak-rap, buckle, rod - Alaska.
E. Montana man at Nome.

ANNAPOLIS (MD)
Silo pan, nature rut - Annapolis.

BANGOR
ME, Bangor - frog nab'em.

BOSTON
Not so, Boston.
Not sober re Boston.
Not so bad, Ida - Boston. 
Not so. Bees see Boston.
A man, a Pam? Not sob I – Boston, MA (Panama).
No 'D', no 'L' re Boston. Not sober. London ! 

BUTTE (MT)
Butte dibs: bidet tub.

CINCINNATI
Re Cincinnati:  - tannic, nicer!

CLEVELAND
DNA level C - Cleveland.
Ho! DNA level C - Cleveland OH.

ERIE
Erie ere Eire.
Ape-ire - Erie PA.
A man, ape-ire - Erie (Panama).
A man; a plan, ace; ire - Erie Canal (Panama).

FRESNO
Fresno CA - bacon serf.


IDAHO
O, had I a tip: pita -  Idaho.
O, had I a tip: acre potato per capita - Idaho.
O, had I nine men in Idaho!
Idaho! Yoyo had I.

ILLINOIS
Passion! Illinois, sap!
Tension: Illinois net.

INDIANA
An aid? Nix Indiana.
Silo pan aid? Nix Indianapolis.

KANSAS
Trade Kansas' naked art.
De Sade, "Kansas is as naked as Ed."
Tip: E. Kansas is a snake pit.
Tip: Topeka's sake-pot pit.
Topekan's snake pot.
Trace Kansas as a snake cart.  [et al.]

LOS ANGELES
No medal, L.A. demon.

MAINE
Maine, ergo green I am.
Name no Maine men. I am one, man. 

MAR-A-LAGO
 O gal! A rampant nap - Mar-a-Lago.

MIAMI
I maim foe of Miami.
Miami's civics: "I maim."
I maim niece in Miami.

NAPA
A cap, a nap, Pa – Napa CA.
Yell, Ava, "Pan!" - Napa Valley.
A man, a Papa - Napa (Panama).

NEW YORK
"Not New York", Roy went on.

NIAGARA
Far again gig - Niagara F. 
Niagara, O roar again!
Let O'Hara gain an inn in a Niagara hotel.
[see also: Canada]

OMAHA
A ham - Omaha.
A ham - one: N. Omaha.
Ah! A modem; raft farmed - Omaha.
Ah! A moniliasis. Ail in Omaha.
Women. Ah! a mode, Ed - Omaha NE. Mow!

PASADENA
A can, Ed (a sap) - Pasadena CA. 

RENO
Reno gal - a goner.
"Reno, Sir. Plan a canal." Prisoner.
One resort rose: Reno.

SCRANTON
Not narcs? Scranton.
Scranton's kooks not narcs.

TAMPA
E. Tampa lapmate.

TOLEDO
Ode? Lots. - Toledo.

TUCSON
No scut - Tucson.
No scut. Raw war, Tucson.

TULSA     [homage to "Route 66"]
66
Ruote  - Detour!   [ruote = It. for 'wheels']
Tulsa tips: "66, spit”, a slut.
A slut, a plan, a canal, Pa - Tulsa.
A slut, “Nightlife, filth, gin – Tulsa.”
A slut nixes sex in Tulsa.

UTAH
Splash at Utah's alps.

VIDALIA
A Gail, a diva – Vidalia GA.
A man, a pail, a divo - Vidalia (Panama). 

WASILLA (AK)
If I were all I saw – Wasilla ere wifi.
I'm, alas, all I saw - Wasilla salami. 
AK rap: All I saw? Wasilla, parka.   

YOSEMITE
Spare time, so Yosemite raps.
Did I go Yosemite? Not one time, so Yogi did.

YREKA
Yreka Bakery. 
A cakery? Yreka CA .
An ad: “Yreka Fakery. Dana”.
Ragús. Yreka cakery – sugar!

CANADA

ACADIA
Aid a canal-panel, Lena; plan - Acadia.

CANADA
A Dan, a canal, Lana - Canada.
A Dan, a class, Al - Canada.
Eh (Can.); a pan  - a panache.

EDMONTON
Amen; a pinot, nom de ‘Edmonton’ (Ipanema).

HALIBURTON
Not 'rub', Ila, 'hay' - ya! Haliburton. 
No! Not 'rub', Ila.  Ho! Ho! Haliburton ON. 

LAVAL
No lava! Not on Laval, not on Avalon. 

LONDON  (ONTARIO)
No! – no ‘D’; no ‘L’ – London ON. 
Nacho? No! – no ‘D’; no ‘L’ – London ON (oh!) CAN.

HAMILTON
Not ‘Lima Hotel’; cycle to ‘Hamilton’.
No! Not Lima - Hamilton ON.

MILTON
Not Limbo, Bob - Milton.
No! Not Limbo, Bob - Milton ON.

MALTON
Not 'lamb' - Malton.
No! Not lamb - Malton ON. 

MANITOBA
P.M.: A Cabot in a Manitoba camp.

NIAGARA
Niagara, Oh roar again.
Far again gig: Niagara F.
"Niagara, eh?", I hear again.
[see also: USA].

ONTARIO
No Ontario nerd eyed Renoir at noon.

OTTAWA
Megawatt - Ottawa gem.

SEVERN
Severn -  it felt left in rêves.

TORONTO
Toronto got no rot.
No bar? Got no rot? – Toronto (grab) ON.
He brag, "No. Toronto got no rot." on garb, eh?

YALE (BC) - Site of the Fraser R. gold rush, 1858.
Revolt on Yale; delay not lover. 

REST OF THE AMERICAS

ANTILLES
Sell it, Nan - Antilles.

CUBA
A buckle, elk - Cuba.

IPANEMA
Amen! a pie - Ipanema.
Amen! a pin - Ipanema.
Amen! a pit - Ipanema.
Amen! a pill - Ipanema.
Amen! a pier - E. Ipanema.
Amen! a pie-man's name - Ipanema.
Amen! a pie-man. No, Miss. Simon name – Ipanema.
Amen! a Pietist site - Ipanema.
Amen! a Piety-Lyte® – Ipanema.
Amen! a piňata, a tan - Ipanema. 
Amen! a pin-up pun - Ipanema.
Amen! a pirate-mate, tame tar - Ipanema.
Amen! a pistol; lots – Ipanema.
Amen! a pixel, Alex - Ipanema  
Amen! a pizza, jazz - Ipanema.
A man, a Pa; men, a pit - Ipanema (Panama).

GALAPAGOS
So!  gap; a lag. Sides reversed is Galapagos. 

GUANTANAMO
Live, Oman! At naught th’ Guantanamo evil.

(ISOLA) DEL REY
Del Rey wall. Lawyer led.

LIMA
Not ‘Lima Hotel’; cycle to ‘Hamilton’.
A million in oil - Lima.

PERU
To Peru: pure pot.








Thursday, 20 July 2017

Incredible Weekly WORDPLAY July 24 '17

WORDPLAY post #62
Periodic postings of palindromes, Scramble-Town Maps (creative cartography), binomial phrases, limericks, etc. 

SONGLINK: For those readers who like poetry set to music: You can find lots of singable limerick-medleys and other spoofs on our sister blog "SILLY SONGS and SATIRE", such as this recent post





HOT LINKS to collections of Classic/Goofy Palindromes #1,#2,#3



HOT LINK: See the entire collection of Magical Palindromes







HOT LINK to the Anagram Sister Cities Initiative - complete collection







#1. A man, app, eels asleep – Panama. Sarah  Palindrome
#2. Aid a canal-panel, Lena; plan – Acadia.   Sarah Palindrome 
#3a. Won’t lovers revolt now? 
     b. Won’t filers relift now?
     c. Won’t reverses revert now?  Ed, the Derailed Liar
#4. Wontons? Not now.                Ed, the Derailed Liar
#5a. Won’t canes enact now?
     b. Won’t farcers re-craft now?
     c. Tubers rebut?
     d. Traders re-dart?
        d. Timers remit?      
     e. Tinkers re-knit?    Pedro, the Goofy ‘Dromer

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Giorgio's Weekly WORDPLAY July 17 '17

WORDPLAY post #72
Weekly postings of palindromes, Scrambletown Maps (creative cartography), binomial phrases, limericks, etc.
AUTHOR/EDITOR: Giorgio Coniglio, 2017.






HOT LINKS to collections of Classic/Goofy Palindromes #1,#2,#3




HOT LINK: See the entire collection of Magical Palindromes






HOT LINKS: Review the entire collection of IMAGINARY NAMES for 
    ATLANTIC CANADA, and for WESTERN CANADA.  










1a. Won’t liters re-tilt now?
    b. Won’t lepers re-pelt now?
    c. Liars rail?
    d. Elopers re-pole?
    e. Looters re-tool?
    f.  Levers revel?     Sarah Palindrome
#2a. Won’t figs gift now? 
     b. Won’t rams smart now?
     c. Murders re-drum?
     d. Burgers re-grub?     Pedro, the Goofy ‘Dromer
#3. No Mel, Ron, nor lemon.   Melonia
#4. Flex-aware – wax elf.    Don’s Ho
#5. Eh!  ça va la vache?    Pedro
#6. Ire: repaperer, I?      Pedro