Monday, 23 December 2019

SEASONAL GREETINGS 2019, with some bird-brained additions from our first few days back in Mt. Pleasant

The title says it all,

almost...  


The other important thing is to wish y'all 

A HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON !!!!!!



Notes re the cast: Most of the  participants were photographed at Patriot's Point, Mt. Pleasant SC, during the month of December, 2019. Carl the cardinal is a resident of Toronto, Canada, but presumably has left for the winter.   























 Visit to the Shem Creek dock to
obtain shrimp, December, 2019



Check out the rest of the illustrated nonsense verses on waterfowl here (original post), here ('more'...) and here ('even more'...). 












Check out the rest of Giorgio's 'Curtained (faintly obscene) Verseshere.




Friday, 20 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 by Giorgio Coniglio and Dr. GH. 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!)


Sunday, 15 December 2019

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 discussion of anglo-Greek and anglo-Latin influences on spoken and written English are discussed here.



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 by Giorgio Coniglio (registered pseudonym) and Dr. GH. 
 - 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)