Sunday, 30 December 2018

VERSE for EXCURSIONS: Limericks about THE GREEK ISLES

WORDPLAY post #149 (sneak preview,  #4 in the collection "The Twelve Posts of Christmas" - see Dec 2nd through Dec 24th)
PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, November 2018, based on travels in Greece in the autumn of 2017. The verses presented here have also been web-published at OEDILF.com, an online humour dictionary that has accumulated over 100,000 carefully edited limericks.

SONGLINK: For those readers who like poetry set to music: You can find lots of singable limerick-medleys and other spoofs on our sister blog "SILLY SONGS and SATIRE", such as this recent post

If you want to sing these and other verses about travels in Greece, click on this link to our sister blog "SILLY SONGS and SATIRE" and check out this song!

By the way, to find more limericks, or any other search target on either of these 2 blogs, use the SEARCH-FUNCTION found at the top of the right-hand margin.



















Beach near harbour at Agios Giorgios, Heraklia

Learn more about this intriguing off-the-beaten-track island here








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A good historic perspective can be found in a 2011 article in Vinography:
 "Wine from the caldera: the incredible viticulture of Santorini"
Wikipedia discusses the Assyrtiko grape varietal here








MORE PHOTO-MEMORIES FROM SAILING THE CYCLADES












 
Fishing boats at Koufonisi

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Verses About DOCTORS and their PRACTICES, part #1

WORDPLAY post #148          


SATIRE COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, November 2018. The involved verses have also been web-published at OEDILF.com, an online humour dictionary that has accumulated over 110,000 carefully edited limericks.

FOLLOW-UP: More such verses are being compiled, and will be shared on later blogposts.

SONGLINKS: 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 are also, for those interested, quite a few parody-songs, (complete with chord indications for stringed instruments)  about the world of patients and doctors, as listed at the end of today's collection of poems. The lyrics are dubbed into songs that you likely know well, so ENJOY! 



























Requests from many health professionals and layfolks as well have come to fruition; there is now a followup post continuing this theme that you can easily access by clicking HERE




A NOTE FOR WEB-TRAVELLERS:
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Saturday, 15 December 2018

VERSATILE VERSE: Limericks about WRITING LIMERICKS*

WORDPLAY post #147
SATIRE COMPILED: Giorgio Coniglio, November 2018. Today's verses have been published at OEDILF.com, an online humour dictionary that has accumulated 100,000 carefully edited limericks. Thanks are due to OEDILF contributing-editor MikeAq who kindly supported this effort by agreeing to my linking to some of his verses. Please check out the links at the bottom of this post.

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. Please also note the list of songs about limerick verses listed at the bottom of this post.

By the way, to find more limericks, or any other search target on either of these 2 blogs, use the SEARCH-FUNCTION found at the top of the right-hand margin.
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Copyright MikeAq, 2018
Link to "Fundamentals"




Copyright MikeAq, 2018 
Link to "Gimerick"


Copyright MikeAq, 2018
Link to "Acrobat"


HOT LINKS TO "SONGS ABOUT LIMERICKS"
Dark Plans (Russian Hacking)
Novel Melodies for Singing Limericks
Simple Twist of Verse
(Another) Simple Twist of Verse
(Yet another) Simple Twist of Verse
Verse



Monday, 10 December 2018

GNONSENSE VERSE: A dozen limericks about GN- WORDS (GNARL through GNUDI)


Sign Observed
Logo for a Lisbon shop
January 2019
WORDPLAY post #146                                               
SATIRE COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, August 2018. The verses presented here today are under review at OEDILF.com, an online humour dictionary that has accumulated over 100,000 meticulously edited limericks, and some of them have been finally approved. Since its inception in 2004, the dictionary contributors have been progressively working through segments of the alphabet starting with 'A-', and have now reached defining words starting with 'Go-'. (Expected completion of the dictionary is in 2076). Giorgio, a hard-working pseudonym for a HE (human entity) has, in the last 2 years, contributed over 200 poems to this endeavour. 
Those folks who are into hard and verifiable data might have observed that their are really only 11 poems in this collection; but we live in a time where facts are loose, and one of the poems does have 2 verses.

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

By the way, to find more limericks, or any other search target on either of these 2 blogs, use the SEARCH-FUNCTION found at the top of the right-hand margin.

In memoriam:  This post is published as a tribute to Chris Foot, teacher, musician, entertainer, wordplay-enthusiast and good friend. 




Although the romantic and marital adventures of dioecious trees (e.g. yew, poplar, ash, willow, mulberry, gingko) are of interest, there is a definite benefit to planting only the non-allergenic females of the species. 

















At right, Rodin's work, The Burghers of Calais is discussed  by visitors to Stanford.      
                                                             


The official languages of Switerland are German, French, Italian and Romansh.