WORDPLAY post, Dec 5, 2020.
Today's verses have also been published at OEDILF.com
(Omnificent English Dictionary in Limerick Form), an online humor dictionary that has accumulated over 110,000 laboriously edited limericks, including over 450 that we have submitted. The OEDILFian code number for the verse and its status ('T' = 'temporary', not yet finally approved), is indicated below each of our slides.
Incidentally, artwork, including photos, as well as poetry, are the creation of this blog's author-editors (i.e. G and G) unless otherwise indicated. The original 'inventors' of the classic palindromes have generally not been reported, and are best regarded as having been lost in the sands of time.
Please note that beyond this point in the presentation, there will be an exclusive correlation between green italicized font and palindromes (phrases or sentences whose letters are ordered identically when they are read backwards as well as forwards)
1. Dennis sinned
2. Drawn onward
3. Gnu dung
3. Gnu dung
4. Yreka bakery
5. Lonely Tylenol
6. UFO tofu
7. Too hot to hoot
8. Never odd or even
patsy: slang for 'sucker' or 'gullible person'
Dem: American short-form for 'Democrats', referring either generally to adherents of the political party, or to elected officials
Don: short-form for 'Donald'; a respectful term of address for a Spanish or Italian nobleman; a leader of the Italian Cosa Nostra
D.C.: District of Columbia, often used in casual references to the American capital city, Washington
This poem was written just after the publically broadcast hearings of the Intelligence Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives in the first impeachment of Donald Trump in November, 2019.
Are we not drawn onward to new era? also represents a classic palindrome.
Click here to learn more about Yreka CA.
Authors' Note: The phrase UFO tofu is often mentioned as a 'classic palindrome'. To which, the author rejoins, "Not UFO: futon".
Sir; a plan, if final — Paris.
In December 2015, the United States, under President Barack Obama, became a part of the Paris Accord, an international convention to mitigate the effects of climate change by curtailing production of greenhouse gases.
In June 2017, President Donald Trump, whose personal business depended in large part on the construction and operation of golf-resorts, proceeded to withdraw from the treaty.
Immediately after his inauguration in January 2021, President Joe Biden took measures to rejoin the accord.
Stay tuned for further posts that will bring you poetic interpretation of more classic palindromes:
Scheduled for January 5, 2021 ...
9. Sex at noon taxes
10. No 'X' in Nixon
11. A Santa at NASA
12. T. Eliot's toilet
13. Madam, I'm Adam
14. Sex of foxes
15. Able ere Elba
16. A Toyota's a Toyota
Scheduled for February 5, 2021 ...
17. Mr. Owl ate my metal worm
18. Emil's lime
19. Critique of palindromes; 'To idiot:'
20. A dim or fond 'No!' from Ida
21. No lemon, no melon (fruitless)
22. Contrived (saw- and see-lines)
23. Flee to me, remote elf
24. No sir, prison (Roger Stone)
Scheduled for March 10, 2021 ...
25. Zeus sees Suez (canals)
26. Step on no pets
27. Do geese see God?
28. No 'D'; No 'L' -- London (negation)
29. Dogma? I am God
30. Mix a maxim
31. Egad! no bondage
32. Go hang a salami.....
34. A man, a plan, a canal -- Panama
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