Wednesday, 1 February 2023

FEB 10: neoplastic verse: ONCOLOGY













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Another Angle: POETS' CORNER #3


Here are 5 more cogent poems on this topic, a continuation of 'Poets' Corner #1' (July 2021, 6 poems), and 'Poets' Corner #2' (October 2022, 5 poems) ...











WITZ' END

I'm upset, at the end of my wits,

'Cause my blogposts no  longer get hits. 

Fans and fam liked my stuff,

But they've now had enough.

My new role? A sole twit -- that shoe fits.


Dr G.H. and Giorgio Coniglio, 2022




Incidental Photo:


a snowy egret, fishing near the old bridge


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Sunday, 15 January 2023

Grandpa Greg's Advanced Grammar: NEOLOGISMS (personal)


















Other personal neologisms highlighted as the subject of verses on Giorgio's blogs: 
And, playing a supporting role: high-nastypelfless, and critiquery


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Tuesday, 10 January 2023

GUIDE to the CINEMA

 














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Thursday, 5 January 2023

Grandpa Greg's Advanced Grammar: (re)DUPLICATIONS

 

HANKY-PANKY

Prof's "Language as Music" orations

Delved deep into (re)duplications

(A repeated morph word)—

He revealed he preferred

Hanky-panky to grads' dissertations.

Dr G.H. and Giorgio Coniglio, 2022    OEDILF #112825

Authors' Note: Reduplications as they are best known, sometimes also called duplications, are language forms (morphs), usually for nouns, in which an element of the word is repeated with little or no change; they figure prominently among the most musical elements in English and in other languages. To this author, the more commonly used term seems redundant. Many other examples begin with the letter 'h', e.g. harum-scarum, helter-skelter, higgeldy-piggeldyhillbilly, and hubba-hubba.


HILLBILLIES 


Rednecks, okies and hicks are contented

(City slickers, out here, seem demented);

Sighed the rube, "Not unpleasant

To be classed as a peasant.

Them's a hillbilly's buddies presented!
Dr G.H. and Giorgio Coniglio, 2022

Authors' Note It sure warn't easy to pack the whole bunch of neighbors and pals into a single verse. I had to, with the greatest regret, leave out bumpkins, crackers, chawbacons, clodhoppers, hayseeds and yokels. I'll include 'em next time! 


HARUM-SCARUM

Facing foolhardy, wild degradation?

Harum-scarum's a grand duplication,

Meaning reckless or rash,

Thoughtless, slaphappy, brash,

As when madcaps trash organization.
Dr G.H. and Giorgio Coniglio, 2022

HELTER-SKELTER

Peccadilloes, full tilt, in a welter,

From such turmoil, pell-mell, you'll need shelter!

Hit-or-miss, disarray —

For more order you'll pray,

And you'll land on this word: helter-skelter.

Dr G.H. and Giorgio Coniglio, 2022 


HIGGLEDY-PIGGLEDY

higgledy-piggledy source

Gave financial advice to a horse,

Whose investments, unstable,

Fell under the table —

Now he's filled with unbridled remorse.
Dr G.H. and Giorgio Coniglio, 2022 

Authors' Note: 
Higgledy-piggledy is yet another (re)duplication relating to disorder and impetuousness whose meaning overlaps with helter-skelter, and harum-scarum.