Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Words and Nonsense: CLAIRE'S CELERITY (LS)

WORDPLAY post #195


SATIRE COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio (registered pseudonym) and Dr. GH, 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.

'LS' = Limerick Saga. On this blog, we will be using this abbreviation to designate poems whose verses, each in limerick form (5-line AABBA stanzas), number three or more.  These lengthier poetic endeavours give more room for the development of relevant details, and the inclusion of further elements of plot and character, when compared with the single-verse form. Readers are asked to note that for a limerick writer, 15 lines of poetry seems like a lot. You can review these poetic endeavours by typing '(LS)' in our blog's search engine.


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.  





















Friday, 15 November 2019

TOURISTS' PALINDROMIC GUIDE: The OLD WORLD #4

WORDPLAY POST #192

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 (registered pseudonym) and Dr. GH, 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 #192
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 (registered pseudonym) and Dr. GH, 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, etc.

WORDPLAY POST #191
  

   Here are some palindromes, mostly concocted recently. Some of these palindromic phrases had first been displayed in one of our blogposts 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 views are also reflected in verse form at the bottom of the palindrome list. (Originally, we were going to devote this post strictly to palindromic utterances, but couldn't resist the temptation to add some poetry.) 

    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, you can view some intriguing material on our song-lyrics blog 'SILLY SONGS and SATIRE'. 


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: ├ętat 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 X in Nixon. 
     b) No Melania in 'a lemon'.
     c) 'Sir', obsesses Boris. 

36. "Star comedy -- Democrats."

37. A game - divide: MAGA. 

38. Elba? Rudy, "Baby, durable!"

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


POLITICALLY-TAINTED VERSES













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 "Reversing Verse: Limericks About Classic Palindromes".