Saturday, 15 August 2020


WORDPLAY post xxx

SATIRE COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio (registered pseudonym) and Dr. GH, July 2019. Most of the verses presented here have been published  at, an online humor dictionary that has accumulated over 100,000 carefully edited limericks. Giorgio can currently point to almost 300 of his submissions accepted for publication (many of them have been reproduced on this blog for your enjoyment). 

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", such as this recent post. There is some intriguing connection between some of these verses about insects and the themes of the singable lyrics blogpost "Delights of the Garden".

 Learn more about beer bugs (Glischrochilus spp.) at Wikipedia and at the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture website

Learn more about the red imported fire ant (RIFA) at Wikipedia.


Learn more about DEET at Wikipedia

Learn more about gnat repellents at Consumers Union's website.


Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Immersible Bird-Verse: LIFE AS A LOON, WATERFOWL #4


PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio (registered pseudonym) and Dr. G.H., July 2019, a continuation of prior blogposts about waterfowl. 

  Readers who enjoy poetry describing the natural world around them with illustrative images and informative text, might also enjoy these blog-offerings, each a collage of verses on a wider topic...

Verses about Geysers, Sep '18
Verses about Frogs, Jan '19
Verses about Trees, Apr '19
Verses about Reptiles, Jun '19
Verses about Waterfowl, June '19
Verses about Waterfowl (part #2), July '19
Verses about Trees (part #2), Aug '19
Verses about Waterfowl (part #3), Apr '20
Verses about Reptiles, (part #2), May '20

limerick;waterfowl; common loon; Gavia immer; Muskoka; Giorgio Coniglio

limerick;waterfowl; common loon; Gavia immer; Muskoka; Giorgio Coniglio

common loon; Gavia immer; Muskoka; Canada; Giorgio Coniglio

Bird-watchers, academic ornithologists, wordplay enthusiasts, wildlife photographers, Giorgio's relatives, and just everyday folks have united in their demand for still more illustrated doggerel on this topic!
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