Wednesday 15 April 2020

GETTING TESTED: A Limerick-Based Handbook on MEDICAL TESTING

Giorgio Coniglio (pseudonym); medicine
coaster from a medical school reunion

SATIRE COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio and Dr. GH, March 2020. This group of terse verses has also been submitted to OEDILF.com.  

Those readers with a medical bent might want to click to review earlier poetic collections by our intrepid pair of writers, as tabulated (with links) at the end of this post:



Hello! I'm your social distancing trainer!

SOCIAL MEDIA: Giorgio has responded to the current crisis by sticking his toe in social media, and if you look hard you may be able to find him intermittently on Facebook and Twitter - 15 'tweets' so far.  




CURRENT CONTENTS:
Medical tests (introduction)
True positive rate (sensitivity)
False positive rate
Screening
Back to normal
Controlled trials 
A worm with a germ




























EPILOGUE: With respect to false-positive testing for COVID-19, this anecdote may be enlightening ... 




Here's a LIST OF LINKS to collections of intriguing poems (over 160 of these!) on medical/dental topics that can now be found on various posts. 


A NOTE FOR WEB-TRAVELLERS:
If you want to resume daily titillations on our blog 'Daily Illustrated Nonsense', click HERE. Once you arrive, you can select your time frame of interest from the calendar-based listings in the righthand margin, and check the daily offerings for any month in the years 2020 through 2022. (There are now over 900 daily entries on the Daily blog, and most of these are also presented here on 'Edifying Nonsense' in topic-based collections.)


Friday 10 April 2020

South Carolina: The PALMETTO STATE

WORDPLAY post #213

A continuation of edifying verses about trees following up on two earlier posts, 'Limericks About Trees' and 'More Limericks about Trees'. 
The present saga is related to the stories and legends about South Carolina's state tree, the palmetto or cabbage palm. 


PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, January 2019, updated January 2020.

Today's verses have also been web-published at OEDILF.com.  The Omnificent English Dictionary ILimerick Form is an online humor dictionary that has accumulated over 105,000 carefully edited single-stanza poems, including three hundred or so by Giorgio. 
















Sunday 5 April 2020

Even More Immersible Bird-Verse: WATERFOWL #3 (H to O)


PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio (registered pseudonym) and Dr. GH, July 2019, a continuation of prior blogposts on this topic. 


 The Omnificent English Dictionary ILimerick Form is an online humor dictionary that has accumulated over 100,000 carefully edited poems, including three hundred or so by Giorgio. The present collection of verses, recently submitted to OEDILF and still under review, represents a bird-brained continuation of earlier work on the same subject. 

Readers who enjoy our collections of verses describing the natural world around them with illustrative images and informative text, might also enjoy these blog-offerings...

Verses about Waterfowl, June '19
Verses about Waterfowl (part #2), July '19
Verses about Waterfowl (part #3), Apr '20, as above
Verses about Waterfowl (part #4 - Loons), Aug '20.
Verses about Waterfowl (part #5), Dec '20. 

PHOTOS: Unless otherwise noted (by pale blue acknowledgment plaques), embedded photographs were taken with and transferred from Giorgio's cellphone. Following submission of the poems to OEDILF, the slides collages we present here were formatted using Powerpoint software on a vintage 2000-era PC computer. No photographic subjects were reimbursed for participating in this undertaking, and OEDILF has no involvement in the pictorial portion of this presentation. 



American white ibis, Carolina lowcountry marsh at sunset


CONTENTS:
Hooded mergansers
Juvenile night herons
Laughing gulls
Little blue herons
Loons (see the collection "defining verse")
Mallard ducks
Mute swans
Oystercatchers











































Bird-watchers, academic ornithologists, wordplay enthusiasts, wildlife photographers, Giorgio's relatives, and just everyday folks have united in their demand for still more illustrated doggerel on this topic!
So, please follow this link


DIRECTION FOR WEB-TRAVELLERS: 
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