Monday 15 July 2024

JUL 20 (2024), palinkus, culinary adventures??? - W-I-P

DEFINING OPINIONS, fifth octet

 

previous poetic posts (see previous posts for the complete story..)
hoot
hopeful
hormones
hors d'oeuvres
hose
hostile
hot
hourly

CURRENT CONTENTS (fifth octet, WIP):
Housewife
more to follow









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other possibilities include homily, hominy, homonym, hot-headed, hot-blooded, holistic, hookworm

Wednesday 10 July 2024

Palindromic Poetic Adventures: SPELLING with Palinkus

 











 






Each line in the slide immediately above shows a relevant "magical palindrome". You can learn more about this unique lexical phenomenon (even to its creators it's rather puzzling) by clicking HERE.

Our entire display on this blogpost leads us to the following conclusions about using palindromes for spelling:

1. The "palinku", a form of constrained but "free" (non-rhyming) verse, is a great way to convey ideas. You can find lots more examples of palinku verses on our blog-posts, starting HERE; (they are displayed on the 17th of every month on "Daily Illustrated Nonsense" from 2020 through 2024.)  

2. The information given by palindromes is more misleading than it is helpful.

3. The repetition of the letters in the left and right parts of the phrase or sentence make differentiating between correct and possibly incorrect spellings difficult. 

4. "Magical palindromes" can only overcome a portion of the problem. 

5. Enjoy the rest of your day!


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Friday 5 July 2024

AMBULATORY VERSE: Second Outing

previously posted poems (First Outing)
pre-amble
amble 
climb
escape
falter
hasten
hike
hop to it 


CURRENT CONTENTS
Hover
Lurk
Scamper (seduction)
Slink
Strut
Creep, and variant verbs (4 verses, a 'brief saga') 













(Note that the four verses of this "brief saga" can be found with more photos and in more readily legible format on the blog "Daily Illustrated Nonsense"; click HERE.)



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Tuesday 25 June 2024

Submitted palindromes: RANDOM PILES 39


GREETINGS, WORDPLAY ENTHUSIASTS !!!
  
You have reached the "Submitted Palindromes" thread on the blog "Edifying Nonsense", a light literary entity that emanates through the blogosphere 5 times per month.

  On the 25th of each month you can find a slide-filling group of palindromic phrases submitted to the editors by a panel of 7 palindromists. These folks have all been working on this project since January 2020. Their profiles are indicated in panels published here at the start of things, and periodically (about every eight 'issues'), we ask them to provide, palindromically, of course, their views on one of the iconic items in the classic literature, starting with "A man, a plan, a canal -- Panama", and continuing with other well-known phrases, such as "Dennis sinned". Otherwise, their contribution are grouped in random piles (a phrase that you might recognize as an anagram of the word p-a-l-i-n-d-r-o-m-e-s). Contribution by others, such as you, will likely be published, although we are still awaiting a trickle of requests.

  You can find these back-and-forth enlightenments, as well as a lot of other stuff that appeals to word-nerds, in the contents listed by date in the right-hand column of the blog-page. By the way, the twentieth of each month is devoted to a major article on wordplay (starting with a didactic series in 2020 on "political palindromes"); and the posts on the 5th, 10th and 15th to collections of terse and mirthful verse (limericks and "limerrhoids"), that are often targeted at wordplay.
HAVE FUN! 

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Editors' Note: 
We have discouraged our submitters in general from presenting palindromic phrases in these collections based primarily on geographic place-names. But, we recognize that many wordplay enthusiasts are keen to review geo-palindromes specifically (such as those about various canals). To view our large collection of such intriguing wordplay displayed on maps of the Americas, or the Old World", click HERE to get started, and just follow the links at the bottom of each post.