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!

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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.





Authors' Note:

prep: medical jargon for preparatory measures needed before surgery or complex testing

  The general public is aware of the importance of colonoscopy for screening in early colon cancer. Colonoscopy also plays an important role in the diagnosis, treatment and followup of symptomatic colonic problems, including isolated polyps, diffuse polyposis of several kinds, colitis and gastrointestinal bleeding. Your colonoscopist is likely to be a surgeon, less commonly an internist, trained in gastrointestinal diseases and in the technical aspects of flexible fiberoptic endoscopy.




Authors' Note: The new high-tech modality PET entails 'coincidence imaging' with positron emitters, such as fluorine-18, unusual drugs that give off two gamma-rays simultaneously in exactly opposite direction with each radiodecay event. In contrast, older technology with standard radiolabels, often designated by the initialism 'SPECT' (single-photon emission computed tomography) was used by imaging  specialists such as our protagonist 'Dr. Specter'. 



Authors' Note:  

PSA: prostate specific antigen, a widely used blood test to screen for prostate cancer and to monitor the result of treatment  
  
 Considerably more complex than blood tests, a biopsy obtains samples of the relevant tissue, and is used by the pathologist to make a specific determination as to the presence, type, and severity of disease.





Authors' NoteDermatology is reputed to be a rather routine and phlegmatic area of medical practice. That view may not be entirely irrational; however, you may be glad that you and your family doctor can consult with these specialists should you be faced with a life- or lifestyle-threatening disorder such as pemphigusmycosis fungoidespsoriatic arthropathy or melanoma.


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


Here's a LIST OF LINKS to 20+ collections of informative  poems (over 160 of these!) on medical/dental topics that were extracted from various far-flung posts, and now can be easily viewed. 




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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.

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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



Wednesday 5 December 2018

DISPERSING VERSE: Limericks about ANAGRAMS*

WORDPLAY post #142
SATIRE COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, September 2018. The involved verses have been published, or remain under review at OEDILF.com, an online humour dictionary that has accumulated 100,000 carefully edited limericks. Thanks are due to OEDILF contributing-editor MikeAq who consented to providing a link for one of his verses on this topic.

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.

























Copyright 2018 by MikeAq
Link to 'Bitrex/Brexit'