Thursday, 12 December 2019

MAGICAL CANAL VERSES and PALINDROMES

WORDPLAY POST #199
Swan guiding barge,
lower end of St-Martin Canal

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


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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 
"Unplanned Canals" (this material will only be available after January 10, 2020 - sorry!)


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

WORDPLAY post #198 

"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.


There may be some debate as to whether the above verse, less explicit than some others, might need to be 'curtained'. And with this teaser, perhaps I can induce you to review the verses on an older but extensively reworked blogpost entitled "Limericks about Classic Palindromes".




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" .














Tuesday, 10 December 2019

INTRODUCTORY CONCLUSION: The TOURISTS' PALINDROMIC GUIDES

WORDPLAY POST #197

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 us 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)

Sunday, 8 December 2019

IMPROVED HOLIDAY POSTING 2019


Season Greetings to All from your friends here at NONSENSE CENTRAL..

Giorgio Coniglio (registered pseudonym) and DrGH want to send you and yours all the best for a Happy Chanukah, a Merry Christmas, a prosperous New Year, and freedom from irritating robo-calls (you can pick up to 3 of these choices).

To help you enjoy all the time for socializing and contemplation at this time of year, there is nothing like structured NONSENSE.
And we are delighted to send you some samples and links to the expanding world of nonsense without any obligation on your part. You may have already seen some of this material, but most of it is newly formatted, and may be worth your giving it a second look. (If not, it can be easily sent to TRASH.)

A: SONG-LYRICS NONSENSE
 'TURKEY LEFTOVERS'
Song-lyrics from the 2015 holiday season revisited, based on an article in the journal The Economist entitled "TURKEY'S FLIGHT"

SUBSTITUTE LYRICS are subbed into TWO original songs, making this a a pair-ody.
ORIGINAL SONG#1: "The Christmas Song" (Chestnuts...), written by Wells and Tormé  in 1944, and recorded by the Nat King Cole Trio 1946.
ORIGINAL SONG#2: "Good King Wenceslas", John Mason Neale 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".
PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio (registered pseudonym) and Dr. GH, January, 2015; updated in 2017.   
SONGLINK: Click here to see the song-lyrics with chord charts formatted for performers on ukulele and guitar (other string instruments can probably benefit as well.)
 For another song-lyrics parody on  "The Christmas Song"  see our earlier posting "The Cynic's Songhere.
But, BE WARNED: The song-lyrics site is now a private blog, so to be allowed access, you will have to leave me a comment here indicating your email address, so I can set up your entrance documentration.


TURKEY LEFTOVERS

part #1(to the tune of The Christmas Song - "Chestnuts Roasting")

Essay featured in Economist,
Turkeys' origins disclosed -
Centerpiece of each year's Yuletide feast,
Subspecies bred in Mexico.

Dolts like me believed that gobblers and that Mid-East land -
Names were mere coincidence.
Ottomans, trading ships, caravans -
I understand, it now makes sense.

You can enjoy the rest of the song by clicking to this link which will lead you to our fascinating blog... (The link is guaranteed to be free of viruses, malware and antibiotic-resistant organisms.)

http://www.edifyingnonsense.com/2019/12/seasonal-reposting-turkey-leftovers.html
or if you prefer to trash this communication, I suspect you know the routine.





B: POETIC NONSENSE

REVERSING VERSE: Illustrated Limericks About CLASSIC PALINDROMES

WORDPLAY post #196
SATIRE COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio (registered pseudonym) and Dr. GH, 2018-2019. Today's verses have also been published or remain under review at OEDILF.com (Omnificent EnglishDictionary in Limerick Form), an online humour dictionary that has accumulated over 100,000 laboriously edited limericks, including over 300 that we have submitted there. The OEDILFian code number for the verse and its status, 'T' = 'transitional', is indicated below each of our slides. 
Palindromes have been featured on our blogsite EDIFYING NONSENSE since its inception. The concept of 'goofy' variants on classical palindromes was honored as the topic of three blog-postings that you can link to here. 
A to H post#20 ; I to O post#29 ; P to Z post #40. Indeed, the goofy variants are often the key to teasing rhymes from this otherwise inflexible form of wordplay.
Incidentally, artwork, including photos, as well as poetry, are the creation of this website's author-editors unless otherwise indicated.  The original 'inventors' of the classic palindromes have generally not been reported, and are best regarded as having been lost in the sands of time.

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". 
                                                                               


CONTENTS
Please note that beyond this point in the presentation, there will be an exclusive correlation between green italicized font and palindromes (phrases or sentences whose letters are ordered identically when they are read backwards as well as forwards)

1. A man, a panama
2. Drawn onward
3. Dennis sinned
4. Gnu dung
5. Yreka bakery
6. Lonely Tylenol
7. UFO tofu
8. Too hot to hoot
9. Never odd or even 
10. Sex at noon taxes
11. No 'X' in Nixon
12. A Santa at NASA
13. T. Eliot's toilet
14. Madam, I'm Adam
15. Sex of foxes
16. Able ere Elba
17. A Toyota's a Toyota
18. No lemon; no melon (Fruitless)
19. Mr Owl ate my metal worm
20. Emil's lime
21. Ida's denial
22. Selfless
23. See-saw
24. Canals 



 "A man, a plan, a canal -- Panamais one of the best known palindromes in the English language. Read about the deliberations leading to the discovery of this iconic phrase in either poetry or song-lyrics






You can enjoy the rest of these short poems by clicking on this link which will lead you to...







Thursday, 5 December 2019

REVERSING VERSE: Limericks About CLASSIC PALINDROMES

WORDPLAY post #196
SATIRE COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio (registered pseudonym) and Dr. GH, 2018-2019. Today's verses have also been published or remain under review at OEDILF.com (Omnificent English Dictionary in Limerick Form), an online humour dictionary that has accumulated over 100,000 laboriously edited limericks, including over 300 that we have submitted there. The OEDILFian code number for the verse and its status, 'T' = 'transitional', is indicated below each of our slides. 
Palindromes have been featured on our blogsite EDIFYING NONSENSE since its inception. The concept of 'goofy' variants on classical palindromes was honored as the topic of three blog-postings that you can link to here. 
A to H post#20 ; I to O post#29 ; P to Z post #40. Indeed, the goofy variants are often the key to teasing rhymes from this otherwise inflexible form of wordplay.
Incidentally, artwork, including photos, as well as poetry, are the creation of this website's author-editors unless otherwise indicated.  The original 'inventors' of the classic palindromes have generally not been reported, and are best regarded as having been lost in the sands of time.

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". 
                                                                               


CONTENTS
Please note that beyond this point in the presentation, there will be an exclusive correlation between green italicized font and palindromes (phrases or sentences whose letters are ordered identically when they are read backwards as well as forwards)


1. A man, a panama
2. Drawn onward
3. Dennis sinned
4Gnu dung
5. Yreka bakery
6. Lonely Tylenol
7. UFO tofu
8. Too hot to hoot
9. Never odd or even 
10. Sex at noon taxes
11. No 'X' in Nixon
12. A Santa at NASA
13. T. Eliot's toilet
14. Madam, I'm Adam
15. Sex of foxes
16. Able ere Elba
17. A Toyota's a Toyota
18. No lemon; no melon (Fruitless)
19. Mr Owl ate my metal worm
20. Emil's lime
21. To idiot: (The palindromic grouch)
22. Ida's denial
23. Selfless
24. See-saw
25. Canals 



 "A man, a plan, a canal -- Panama" is one of the best known palindromes in the English language. Read about the deliberations leading to the discovery of this iconic phrase in either poetry or song-lyrics













And those readers versed in paranormal psychology might consider this...
No sin upset ESP unison.











 Click here to learn more about Yreka CA.













Review Len Farano's charming verse "Embarrass" via this link.




























































Canadians being known  as polite and apologetic, the Editors, themselves native Torontonians, recommend only circumspect use of all the palindromes listed in the outpourings by the protagonist of the above verse.




















Learn more about canals  in the blogpost "Magical Canal Verses and Palindromes" (apologies to early birds, but this post will only be available after DEC 12, 2019).  With respect to the history of wordplay, you can view a poetic allegory about the creation of the famous 'Panama' palindrome at the blogpost "Leigh Mercer's Palindrome Workshop".





CLICK ON THESE HOTLINKS

Magical Advanced Palindromes (post #9)   
Palindromic Political Blurts by Ed the Derailed Liar (post #11) 
Satan and His Devilish Palindromes (post #12)
Prudery and Denial (post #13)
Romance, Lust and Prurience (post #14)
Canalindromes: A Bidirectional Trip through the Panama Canal (post #15)
A Review: Composing Your Own Palindromes (post #19)
Beyond the Classic Repertoire: GOOFY VARIANTS
post#20 ; post#29 ; post #40
Using Palindromes for  Spelling: True, false and Uncertain (post #42)   
Geographic Palindromes from the New World (post #65) 
Geographic Palindromes from the Old World (post #68) 
The Meaning of Life as Revealed In Palindromes: Definitions and Examples (post #109)
The Culinary World Explored with Palindromes (post #114)



CLICK ON THESE HOTLINKS

Gnats Stang: Gnus Sung
Palindromes of Evil
Sin and Redemption
Leigh's Palindrome Workshop