Wednesday, 30 May 2018

"WHENCE" VERSE: More limericks about ETYMOLOGY

WORDPLAY post #119
SATIRE COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio,  2018. Many of today's verses have also been published (or remain under review) at OEDILF.com, an online humour dictionary that has accumulated over 100,000 carefully edited limericks. 
See previous verses about the derivation of words in Giorgio's blog-collection at post #112.

SONGLINK: For those readers who like poetry set to music: You can find lots of singable limerick medleys on our sister blog "SILLY SONGS and SATIRE". 

By the way, to find more limericks, or any other search target on either of these 2 blogs, use the SEARCH-FUNCTION found at the top of the righthand margin.


































For still more verses about the origin of words, see post #124, "Still More Limericks..."


Friday, 25 May 2018

MORE FUN with IMPEACHMENT

WORDPLAY post #118
CREATIVE WORDPLAY involving anagrams and Scrambletown maps, and reviews of online poetry and song-lyrics; this post is a continuation of blogpost #116 (Wordplay item #1 on that post was updated from earlier posts in 2017). And, this material is so much fun that it will be continued at post #122 ("Still More Fun with Impeachment")  
PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, May 2018. 
SONGLINK: And, for something completely different, check out our most recent updated parody song-lyrics at "SILLY SONGS and SATIRE", James Taylor sings about the opera 'Turandot', and a kayaker's shanty 'My Blue Heaven'.



Scrambletown Maps re Impeachment
(continued from post #112)





CLICK here to see the earlier Scrambletown maps (#1-4) dealing with anagrams of I-M-P-E-A-C-H-M-E-N-T.





CLICK here to see a followup Scrambletown map displaying more anagrams of D-E-P-L-O-R-A-B-L-E-S.





Today's Limerick about Impending Procedures

See the post DISPERSING VERSE: Limericks about ANAGRAMS


Sunday, 20 May 2018

Tremendous Thrice-Monthly WORDPLAY May '18 #3

WORDPLAY post #117
Periodic postings of palindromes, Scramble-Town Maps (creative cartography), binomial phrases, verse, etc. 




CLASSIC: A dog, a panic in a pagoda. GOOFY: God, No! Pin taco-catnip on dog?

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



REPUBLICANS in Canada



HOT LINKS: Review the entire collection of IMAGINARY NAMES for 

    ATLANTIC CANADA, and for WESTERN CANADA






1) Not 'Limbo', Bob - Milton. 2) Tip: E. Kansas is a snake-pit. 3) A man, a pain, a mania - Panama.
HOT LINK to NEW WORLD PALINDROMES - complete series


Tuesday, 15 May 2018

FUN with IMPEACHMENT

WORDPLAY post #116
CREATIVE WORDPLAY involving anagrams and Scrambletown maps, and reviews of online poetry and song-lyrics.
PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, May 2018. Wordplay item #1 was updated from earlier posts in 2017. To start, you might want to review the blog "Disloyal States". As this theme developed a life of its own, it is continued at post #118 and post #122.
SONGLINK: And, for something completely different, check out our most recent updated parody song-lyrics at "SILLY SONGS and SATIRE", James Taylor sings about the opera 'Turandot'.

  
1. Constituent Words

How many words of 4 letters or more can be made from the letters of ... 

         MENDACIOUS  ???

              EMOLUMENTS  ???

See the surprising lists of answers at the bottom of this blogpost.



2. Scrambletown Maps:
TOWNS SUPPORTING 
I-M-P-E-A-C-H-M-E-N-T 















If you're reaqlly enjoying these Scrambletown Maps, CLICK here to see some additional maps dealing with anagrams of I-M-P-E-A-C-H-M-E-N-T.





3. Limericks About IMPEACHMENT


A: LIMERICKS POSTED ONLINE:      OEDILF.com 
Once you've entered the site, find the verse you want by scrolling down a bit and entering the WORD USED (e.g. 'impeachment'), or the LIMERICK APPROVED (e.g. '35900'). 

#35900 (2008) mephistopheles, re Nixon "Though the highest position was reached"
#24291 (2006) Mad Kane, re Bush/Cheney "I am blissful, contented, and happy"
#26587 (2007) Mad Kane, re Bush/Cheney "I beseech you, dear Congress, impeach"
#39409 (2007) SheilaB, re Nixon "The cover-up, massive, not teeny,"
#60860 (2010) skipjordan, re Bill Clinton "A president's intern got press"
#70913 (2011) Len Farano, re Bill Clinton "An aide took her duties too far"
#76018 (2012) MikeAq, re Bill Clinton "For Bill Clinton, Lewinski went dotty"
#98319 (2017) Giorgio Coniglio, re Donald Trump "Half the populace sadly keeps coping"
#99429 (2017) Len Farano, re Donald Trump "Much advice, but he's clearly unreachable"

4. Parody Song-Lyrics About IMPEACHMENT
(this section is a Work-In-Progress: Please check periodically for updates)

A: PARODY SONG-LYRICS POSTED ONLINE      AmIRight.com


"Bob Dylan vs Donald Trump" (2017) Michael Pacholek re Donald Trump
 [to the tune of "The Times They Are a-Changin' "]

"Bob Mueller's Song" (2017) Barry J. Mitchell re Donald Trump 
[to the tune of "King Herod's Song"]

"Impeachment Seems To Be The Hardest Word" (2018) Phil Alexander re Donald Trump 
[to the tune of "Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word"]




Answers to puzzle #1




  Over 170 words. And that's no lie!







Continue the fun at post #118.



Thursday, 10 May 2018

Enthralling Thrice-Monthly WORDPLAY May '18 #2

WORDPLAY post #115
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


CLASSIC: Able was I ere i saw Elba.  GOOFY: Passable was I ere i saw Elba's sap.

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


DEMOCRATS: Adore Mt., SC.  REPUBLICANS: Spaceblur IN
HOT LINK to the Anagram Sister Cities Initiative - complete collection


1) ME, Bangor - frog nab'em.  2) No, not Lima - Hamilton ON. 3) A man, a poem or Romeo - Panama.
HOT LINK to NEW WORLD PALINDROMES - complete series






Review the entire collection of anagram-town names (based on 
P-A-L-I-N-D-R-O-M-E-S) here.





Saturday, 5 May 2018

The CULINARY WORLD Explored through PALINDROMES

Wordplay Post #114
Discussion with Examples
GUEST EDITORS: Sarah Palindrome and Melonia, December, 2016. Contributions are a mix of phrases drawn from standard lists and those concocted by the guest editors. 
This material was originally posted on "SILLY SONGS and SATIRE", and transferred to this blog February, 2017. 


The CULINARY WORLD Explored through Palindromes 

GENERAL PRINCIPLES, SHOPPING etc.
Do often net food.
Marché, eh? Cram. [Fr.  = market or market-place]
Nip in if I nip in.
a) Sup U.S. [locovores' motto?] b) Sup CCCP/U.S[abbrev. in Cyrillic script, Soviet Union]
Yreka Bakery.
One man, a palate et al. -  a panameño. [Sp. - citizen of Panama]
Smug gums.

VEGETABLES

Ail, a dive - vidalia[type of sweet onion, named for the town of Vidalia GA]
A man, a potato - Panama. 
Evil, O evil - live olive.
May a moody baby doom a yam?
O, had I a tip: acre potato per capita: Idaho.
Onion, ah? Hanoi, no.
Plan okra; park on Alp.
Sugar, a psalm - (L.asparagus[L. = Latin derivation]

FRUITS
A man, apple; yelp, "Panama". 
Ana, nab a banana.
Apple? Help, Pa.
Émil, asleep, peels a lime.
Émil: a sleepy baby peels a lime.
Émil? No! Mel, asleep, peels a lemon-lime.
Gift fig.
Lemon? No, Mel.
No! It's a banana bastion.
No 'lem'n' in melon.
No 'melon' in "O, lemon"
No M. misreps 'persimmon'.[M. = Fr. abbrev. for monsieur
No. Mel, awash, saw a lemon.
No melt-lemon.
No, Milton, not limón[Sp. = lemon]
No R. tick - citron
Not a banana baton? 
No way a papaya won!
O, Gus. No lemon. No melon sugo.[sugo = It. for sauce or juice]
Stun nuts.

FISH/SEAFOOD
A man, a pan, olé! crab - Barcelona (Panama).
A nut for a jar of tuna.
Doc: Note, I dissent. A fatness - I diet on cod.
Draw eels leeward.
Mahi-mahi. I ham. I ham. 
No 'm' lasts. Old lost salmon.
No romp. Race carp, moron.
Tuna roll or a nut.

MEAT 
ham - Omaha.
A man, a plate - ewe et al. - Panama.
A man, a plate - elk-cub, buckle et al. - Panama.
A Santa puréed deer up at NASA.
Feeble, very. Revel? Beef.
I'm, alas, a salami.
Ma has a ham.
Re grub: Ma had a hamburger

SEASONING, SPICES, and OILS
Dill, a plan, a canal - pallid.
Drat! "Sumatra Art", a mustard.
Lisa Bonet ate no basil.
Oilolio[It. = oil]
Ragù - sugar.
"Salt", an atlas.
Le sel[Fr. = salt]

BREAD AND BAKED GOODS 
Leg - a banana bagel.
O, had I a tip - pita; Idaho.
Sniff'um muffins
Snub buns.
Naan[an Indian bread]


APPETIZERS AND MEALS
A man, a panino, O Nina - Panama.
A man, a pâtéfeta - Panama.
A man, a pasta, amore - Roma ('ats-a Panama).
Eh, canapé - panache.
Go hang a salami, I'm a lasagna hog. 
Salad, alas.
Stir grits.
Sewer of wet stew for ewes.
Wontons? Not now.
Yo, Bob. Mug a' gumbo, boy! 

BEVERAGES

Emily's sassy lime.
Éviannve [French brand of bottled water]
No gong! Get up. Put eggnog on!
Nary a demand named 'ayran'.[Turkish = a popular, yogurt-based drink]
No cider. Red icon.
Decaf level-faced. 

WINE, BEER, LIQUOR etc.

Alas Ramón, no marsala!
Amen: a pinot, nom de 'Edmonton' (Ipanema).
Lager, sir, is regal.
Murder for a jar of red rum.
Night: fifth gin.
"Rum... rum...", I murmur.
No bar? Got no rot? Toronto, grab ON.
Campus motto: Bottom's up, Mac.

DESSERTS

cakery? Yreka, CA. 
flan, a final plan, if an Alfa.
Amen: a pie - Ipanema.
Drat! Such custard!
"Ma", Jerome raps, "Spare more jam."
Stressed was I ere I saw desserts.
Stratagem: megatarts.
Trade trat's tart, Ed - Art.

  
HEALTHY EATING
Sup not on pus.
No ham, Mahon.
No lemons, no melon.
Desserts stress, Ed.
Ban campus motto: "Bottoms up, MacNab."

VEGETARIANISM

Ate plate late, petal et al. - PETA.
"Emu fat!", Edna and Eta fume.
UFO tofu.
We freed fine venison. No sin, even if deer few.

OTHER FOOD PROHIBITIONS AND PREFERENCES

Lived on decaf; faced no devil.
Nole Monet ate no melon.
He, "I prefer pi, eh?"

FOOD ADVENTURISM (unusual foods)

Lion oil.
Tangy gnat.
God, a red nugget. A fat egg under a dog.
Kayak salad - Alaska yak.
Raw burger. Re grub - war!
So, catfood lid = dildo of tacos.
Uvula - 'A luv U.

ENTERTAINING AT HOME
Bacon - no cab.
Do offer ref food.
Enid and Edna dine. 
"Dennis and Edna dine", said I, as Enid and Edna sinned.
Dennis, Rod, Enid and Edna dined or sinned.
A man, a plate, snoop spoons et al. - Panama.
Won't figs gift now?

RESTAURANTS

A man, a pang, a salad, a lasagna - Panama.
Amen: a pizza, jazz - Ipanema.
Ate pasta-salad, alas. - 'At's-a PETA.
A tip: "Le Falafel" - pita.
Nail a tired rotini in it; order Italian.
Oozy ran I, Luc, at a culinary zoo. 
Start trats.
Tip it if I tip it.

FOOD and RELATED HEALTH PROBLEMS
A gassy baby's saga.
Burger murders: re drum, re grub.
No Sir, away! - a papaya war is on.
Sis - emesis.
Night nets tenth gin.
Pure, boss is - Sober up!