Thursday, 5 December 2019


WORDPLAY post #196

SATIRE COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio (registered pseudonym) and Dr. GH have prioritized wordplay in this blog since its inception in 2016. 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.
  Today's verses have also been published at
(Omnificent English Dictionary in Limerick Form), an online humor dictionary that has accumulated over 105,000 laboriously edited limericks, including over 300 that we have submitted. The OEDILFian code number for the verse and its status ('T' = 'temporary', not yet finally approved), is indicated below each of our slides. 

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". 

T. Eliot's toilet
A Santa at NASA

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. O stone, be not so
23. Ida's denial
24. Selfless
25. See-saw
26. 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.

The phrase UFO tofu is often mentioned as a 'classic palindrome'. To which, the author rejoins, "Not UFO: futon". 

Review Len Farano's relevant 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, from the palindromist's bidirectional point of view in the blogpost "Magical Canal Verses and Palindromes".  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".


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)


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

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