Monday, 28 August 2017

Giorgio's Weekly WORDPLAY Aug 28 '17

WORDPLAY post #75
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 LINK to the Anagram Sister Cities Initiative - complete collection






#1. A flan, a final plan, if an Alfa.  Sarah Palindrome
#2. A man, a pail, Amos – Somalia (Panama). Sarah Palindrome
#3. Ira, “Fast safari.”                        Sarah Palindrome
#4. God no! Pin taco-catnip on dog?     Pedro, the Goofy ‘Dromer 
#5. A Santa yodels. I’m misled (oy!) at NASA.    Pedro 
#6. Nacho? No! – no ‘D’; no ‘L’ – London ON (oh!) CAN   Pedro
#7. Sore? Bursitis rub, Eros.     Don’s Ho



Steps in Publishing a Research Paper

WORDPLAY post #76
A DISCUSSION IN FREE VERSE AND PROSE: re-published. 
ORIGINAL PAPER: Hurwitz GA "Perspectives: Steps in Publishing a Research Paper"  The Pharos of Alpha Omega Alpha 65:3, 2002.  
EDITORIAL COMMENT: (Giorgio Coniglio, August 2017.)
This paper is republished in minimally revised form with the permission of the author. The original document is no longer available online; the original author occasionally is. 
                   
         


Steps in Publishing a Research Paper

VISION
Perspiration, compilation, statistication
Interpretation, equivocation
Submission (expectation, hypoventilation).

DERISION!
Indecision - ignition? deglutition? contrition?
-- Sub-plot excision 
-- Methods: precision
-- Conclusion: concision. 

REVISION
Approbation!
Promised promulgation, garbled galleys
Extra expectation
Acclamation, gratification, ostentation
Destitution (monumental reprint charges).

The reader is advised before undertaking this sequence to recall that Beatrix Potter submitted Peter Rabbit to every publishing house in England before privately publishing the work (1). The author (i.e. Hurwitz, ed.) bases the above formulation on his paltry pile of publications, and a rich record of rejections (2). 

References:

1. Taylor J et al. Beatrix Potter 1866 - 1943: The Author and Her World. London: F. Warne and Co. and The National Trust; 1987. ostentation

2. Hurwitz GA et al. Various Unpolished Gems. J Med Irrelev 1978-2000. 




Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Undiscovered Poem by John Keats: "La Belle Plage Sans Jetski"

WORDPLAY post #74
A POETIC SAGA:  previously unpublished.
POETIC PRECEDENT: The current poem seems to be a sequel to John Keats' "La Belle Dame sans Merci", 1819.   

La Belle Dame sans Merci
fantasy rendering, Kirikam:
after Sir John Dicksee
EDITORIAL REVISION: Giorgio Coniglio updated the formatting for this work, which was discovered  scribbled on a napkin in 2001.
SONGLINK: The original Keats' poem has been set to music in a pastiche found on our sister blog "Giorgio's Ukable Parodies"




LA BELLE PLAGE SANS JETSKI

(A Saga of Escape to Sarasota Bay from the Lake Erie Shoreline)

O what can ail thee, pale Canuck,
   Gulf-coast and condo visiting,
Where the seagrass thrives along the Bay,
   And Snowbirds sing ? 

O what can ail thee, pale Canuck,
  Jet-charter'd and still shov'ling sore ?
The pompano is on the grill, fresh-
  -Squozen juice U-pour.

I watched an ibis in the reeds,
  And anguish'd "Need I ne'er go North?'
When rang a lady-elf with her
  Clipboard and Porsche.

She drove me in her pager'd steed,
  Past time-shar'd mangroves, egrets soar;
And there I fill'd her travel-mug
  With Starbucks' pour.

We tour'd beachfront, boat-access too,
  Benz'd realtors, well-bronz'd were they all,
They chirp'd, 'La Belle Plage sans Jetski -
  Close to the Mall.' 

She drove me to Siesta Key.
  En route I daydream'd, drawbridge high'd,
November's permanent escape
  From the froze Lake-side.

And that is why few winter there,
  Valve-closed or Erie-watering,
Though the sludge is filtered from the Lake
  And no bugs sting.




Monday, 21 August 2017

Unparalleled Weekly WORDPLAY Aug 21 '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.  














#1. Cain, a motor erotomaniac.      Don’s Ho
#2. I desire not one rise, Edi.      Ed, the Derailed Liar
 #3. Egad! No bondage.        Don’s Ho
#4a. "Nurses: Run!"
    b. Loots stool.              Pedro, the Goofy ‘Dromer
#5. Did I cite "Operas Are Poetic"? I did.  Pedro, the Goofy 'Dromer
#6a. Debut tubed.
    b. Sad nut, or lot I pace - Capitol rotundas. Ed, the Derailed Liar 
#7a. Strap on no parts.
     b. No! Tie it on.
     c. A butt tuba.        Don’s Ho


Sunday, 20 August 2017

E Pluribus Unum: Latin States of America

WORDPLAY post #73
Creative cartography involving mottos of the American states.
EDITOR:  Giorgio Coniglio, August 2017. 
WORDPLAY LINK: WordplayPost #69 deals with the proposal to designate a chemical element as a target to be included to represent each state in the United States.
SONG LINK: On our sister-blog "Giorgio's Ukable Parodies", you can find the song "No Elements". This patter-song list of Latin nouns ending in -um has been subbed into the lyrics of Tom Lehr's "The Elements", with accompanying ukulele chords. Other songs dealing with Latin include "Elements of Etymology", "Using Latin and Greek" (a limerick medley), and the jazz ballad "Latin Cat's Strut".

FINDINGS: 
With the aid of Wikipedia, it was discovered that 24 states as well as the District of Columbia have Latin mottos. Other non-English languages used in state mottos include 1 each for Greek, French, Spanish, Hawaiian and Chinook. There are only 22 states whose mottos are voiced only in English (a few states have more than one official motto!).
These findings suggest that as the sole issue in a presidential election, the English-motto-only states would lose the Electoral college tally as well as the popular vote.  




English equivalents:
CT: Who transplanted sustains
DC: Justice to all
MA: By the sword we seek peace, but only under liberty
MD: Manly deeds, womanly words
ME: I direct 
NY: Ever upward!
VA:Thus always to tyrants
VT: May the 14th star shine bright.


English equivalents:
KS: To the stars through adversity
KY: Let us give thanks to God
MI: Manly deeds, womanly words
MN: I long to see what is beyond 
MO: The welfare of the people is the highest law
WV: Mountaineers, always free.


English equivalents:
AL: We dare maintain our rights
AR: The people rule
MS: By valor and arms
NC: To be, rather than to seem
OK: Hard work conquers all things. 
SC: While I breathe, I hope.





English equivalents:
AZ: God enriches
CO:Nothing without Providence
ID: Let it be perpetual
NM: It grows as it goes
OR: She flies with her own wings






A Note About "E Pluribus Unum"  


This 13-letter phrase was considered the de facto motto of the United States, and was included in the Great Seal.  In 1956, the status of official motto was given to "In God we trust". 












Monday, 14 August 2017

Giorgio's Weekly WORDPLAY Aug 14 '17

WORDPLAY post #70
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 LINK to the Anagram Sister Cities Initiative - complete collection













#1. Are Mac’n’Oliver ever evil on camera? Hal Lelujah
#2. Harass nil apt, Palin’s Sarah. Hal Lelujah
#3. An ass or canary ran across, Ana.       Sarah Palindrome                #4a. As I pee sir, I see Pisa.
    b. Tilt far, raft lit.       Pedro, the Goofy ‘Dromer
#5. Wonders in Italy. Latin is red now. Pedro, the Goofy 'Dromer
#6. Arisen, I ram busy submarines, Ira. Ed, the Derailed Liar
#7a. Retracting, I sign it Carter
    b. Dubya won? No way, bud.
    c. No demerits tire me, Don.  Ed, the Derailed Liar



Chemical Provinces and Territories: Canadian Elements

WORDPLAY post #71
Scrambletown Maps, a take-off from Post #69
EDITOR:  Giorgio Coniglio, August 2017. A tip of the hat is again given to Dave Rutt for invaluable inspiration.
SONG LINK: On our sister-blog "Giorgio's Ukable Parodies", you can find the song "No ElementsThis patter-song list of Latin nouns ending in -um has been subbed into the lyrics of Tom Lehr's "The Elements", with accompanying ukulele chords. 
You can also find a song about the naming of the elements. ... ...







Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Chemical States of America: Proposal for a New Type of State Symbol

WORDPLAY post #69
EDITOR:  Giorgio Coniglio, July 2017. A tip of the hat is given to Dave Rutt for invaluable inspiration.
SONG LINK: On our sister-blog "Giorgio's Ukable Parodies", you can find the song "No ElementsThis patter-song list of Latin nouns ending in -um has been subbed into the lyrics of Tom Lehr's "The Elements", with accompanying ukulele chords. 

BACKGROUND: Every state in the United States picks a broad spectrum of state symbols to represent its particularities. These include state flags, state mottos (usually in Latin), state flowers, state birds, state songs, state foods, etc. Imagine if each state was called upon to designate a state chemical element .... 



PROPOSED 'STATE ELEMENTS' for each state of 
the United States of America                            










Some states will find themselves in the difficult position of not having a logical target element to 'adopt', based on the limited supply of available 1- or 2- letter symbols at the present time. In these cases, imaginary elements could be designated, with the hope that the progress of science will eventually fill in the gaps. Some proposed 'imaginary elements' are shown in the following slide: 




Saturday, 5 August 2017

Around the Globe: GEOGRAPHIC PALINDROMES from the OLD WORLD

WORDPLAY post #68.
A continuation of post #65 - "Geographic Palindromes from the New World"
Alphabetic Lists of Directed Palindromes.
EDITOR: Giorgio Coniglio, December, 2016. 
 A portion of this material was originally posted on "Giorgio's Ukable Parodies", included in the blogpost "Canalindromes", and transferred to this blog February, 2017. 
In the current formulation, palindromes dealing with geographic placenames from Europe, Asia and Africa 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.

Interested readers might also like to review post #15Canalindromes



EUROPE

ALPS
Splat! Icily licit Alps.
Plan okra, park on Alp.

ANGLIA
A man, a pail, gnat - Anglia (Panama).

BARCELONA
An olécrab - Barcelona.
A man, a pan, olé! crab - Barcelona (Panama).

BOSNIA
Bosnia gasps again; sob!
A man, a pain, sob! - Bosnia (Panama)

BULGARIA
Air, a glub - Bulgaria.
A man, a pair; a glub - Bulgaria (Panama)

EIRE (Ireland)
Eire ere Erie.

ELBA
Elba? Odd, doable.
Able was I ere I saw Elba.
Passable was I ere I saw Elba's sap.
Elba pluck? Culpable.

ITALY
Wonders in Italy. Latin is red now.
Tessa's in Italy. Latin is asset.

LESBOS
Sob! Seldom sup. My loss! - Olympus, (mod.) Lesbos 
                        [mod. = abbrev. for modern]
Oh! Pa's a sapho.

LONDON 
No ‘D’; no ‘L’ – London.
No ‘D’; no ‘L’; dwell lewd – London. 
No 'D'; no 'L'; no 'N' - London.

OSLO
Olson in Oslo.
Olson nixes sex in N. Oslo.

OXFORD
Dr of 'X': Oxford.

PARIS
Sir, a pat à Paris.
Sir, a pal à la Paris.
I'm at Paris, non? Si, rapt ami.
Sue, a ripoff! - O, Piraeus.

PISA
As I pee, sir, I see Pisa.
"Gulp a sip". Pisa plug.

RAVENNA
Anne, vary: Ravenna.

ROMANIA
A man, a pain, amor - Romania (Panama)

ROME
Amore - Roma.
A man, a pasta, amore  - Roma ('at's-a Panama!)

RUSSIA
No! Site be Russia, is sure. Bet is on!

SIENNA
Anne; I stay a day at Sienna.

SPARTA
Sparta's one rule: Lure no satraps.

VIENNA
Anne, I vote more cars race Rome-to-Vienna.

WALES
Wales, oppose law.

WARSAW
Warsaw was raw.
On Warsaw dock, cod was raw, no?



ASIA, AFRICA

CEYLON
No lye, Cele! - Ceylon.

HANOI
Onion, ah! Hanoi, no.

INDIA
Aid? Nix India [see also Indiana, USA] 
A man, a paid 'Nix!' - India (Panama).

IRAN
a) Iran, Ari. b) No evil Shahs live on.

IRAQ
a) Iraq, Ari. b) No Shah, son. 

ISRAEL
Bar clears: Israel, crab.
Golan analog.

JAPAN
Now in a pajama, Japan. I won!

LAOS
So, Al. Solo gigolos - Laos. 

NIGER
Niger diva avid re gin.

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

RABAT
Rabat! Ah, what a bar.

SAHARA
Poor Dara has Sahara droop.
A rah!, a shah - Sahara.

SOMALIA
De Lesseps
Architect of the Suez canal
A man, a pail, Amos - Somalia (Panama)
Ail, Amos. Raft. Is it far? - Somalia.
Ail, Amos - Somalia.


SUEZ
God sees Suez; Zeus sees dog.   
Zeus sees Suez.
Suez - deL. led. Zeus!
Mirth craze us! Suez arch-trim. 
A man, a plan: A.C., Zeus! - Suez Canal (Panama).

SYRIA
No Syria fairy, son.
No Syria dairy, son. 

TANGIERS
Bard's reign at Tangiers  - drab!

TEL AVIV
Viva Lett at Tel Aviv!
Viva Lethe, eh? Tel Aviv.

TOGO
O, go to Togo!

TUNIS
Tunis - Pepsi nut.