Sunday 15 August 2021

Scatologic Verse: The BOTTOM LINE of MEDICAL HUMOR



CURRENT CONTENTS:
Anorectal disorders
Borborygmi
Flatus
Diarrhea
G.I.T. (gastrointestinal tract)
Beano
Anal fissure
Hemorrhoids





Authors' Note: In North America, many proctologists now prefer to be known (professionally) as 'colorectal surgeons'.



Authors' NoteBorborygmi (plural of the Latin borborygmus, a normal phenomenon, are rumbling noises in the abdomen related to movement of fluid and gas through gastrointestinal viscera (hollow organs).







 Authors' Note:  
  euphemism allows one to skirt around the messy details. 
  Diarrhea, a term coined by Hippocrates, derives from the Greek for a flow going through; the details are linked by longstanding usage to the specific intestinal inconvenience, sometimes characterized as "the trots".
  The authors regret that there are no appropriate images to accompany this verse.



Authors' Note: The concept of a formal truce was approached by both parties following the authors' misguided indulgence in the preparation for an endoscopic procedure.







Authors' Note

cruciferae: vegetables in the cabbage family
Aspergillus: more fully, Aspergillus niger, the species of fungus from which chemists derive alpha-galactosidase, the principal active enzyme ingredient of flatulence-suppressants.  The concept of a supplement to suppress the discomfort and gas associated with eating vegetables such as beans and cabbage was presumably proposed by Benjamin Franklin in the 1780s. In 1981, Alan Kligerman initiated research that resulted in the development of the commercial enzymatic supplement Beano® , and a Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1991. 

  





Authors' Note: 'Aneous', a puerile neologism, has been used here to close the verse, as the proper medical term 'anus' may not function appropriately in this instance.
 

Authors' Note:  The long-term effectiveness of surgical and other treatments for hemorrhoids is disappointingly low. 





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. 


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Tuesday 10 August 2021

Pathos and Poetry: GUN CONTROL VERSES (revisited)

CURRENT CONTENTS:
Sem-automatic weapons
Concealed carry
Second Amendment rights
Mother Emanuel church
Anger and guns
"Good-guy" shooters
Hitman























   If you have enjoyed these verses on the theme of American political satire, you might like to proceed to view other items in our collection including:
- 'American satire: A Term of Endirement'
- 'a brief saga: Mar-a Lago'
- 'political palindromes A through P' (click HERE to start)

   There are also some parody-song lyrics posted in 2019 and 2020, that you might like, including: 
- 'The Ballad of Giuliani', part I and part II.



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Thursday 5 August 2021

Progress in Poetry: BI-LYRICAL VERSE

This blogpost will give you more understanding and a lot of helpful examples related to a type of creative limerick variation indulged in by the authors. To see the whole spectrum of our efforts, you might want to take the time to review "A Corner of the Poet's World: LIMERICK VARIATIONS".




Authors' Note

  Despite the message of the verse, the author has taken pains to construct a slate of dual rhyme scheme, or bi-lyrical limericks, including the above instance; the rhyme scheme can be characterized as: 

line 1:  C...A
line 2:  C...A
line 3:  D...B
line 4:  D...B
line 5:  C...A.  


 I'm addicted to crafting verse terse,
 Though constricted by constructs perverse.
 To use dual-scheme rhymes
 Can confuse me at times;
 But, inflicted on readers? That's worse!

In the above verse, the additional C- and D-pattern rhymes are distinguished using green font. The scansion (pattern of beats), usually involves stressing the third syllable in each line (as indicated by underlining). In this instance, this pattern is broken in the third line of the verse.














Authors' Note: Goof is used here in a sense overlapping with goofball for a person whose behavior, silly and inept (or 'goofy'), is seen by others as scoff-worthy.

To date, the archives on the OEDILF site lists over 60 limerick entries that are spoofs on the classic Nantucket limericks. And, you might enjoy seeing some of Giorgio's contribution to that oeuvre, as collected in a post entitled 'Variant Verse: Spoofs on the Iconic Nantucket LimerickHERE.












Conversion disorder presenting as aphonia (the state of not being able to speak) is an occasionally encountered disorder with a psychologic basis.




 Authors' note: We (i.e. Dr. G.H. and his registered pseudonym Giorgio) have two brothers who have each written a textbook in his chosen field of endeavour. Our personal choice, however, is to indulge in the delights of poetry, using rhyme rather than free verse as our preferred modality.  





You might also want to check out a few other examples of this intriguing two-for-one poetic format. Check the collection here on 'Numbers', in particular Four.  Moreover, the first verse of the 3-stanza brief saga 'Domestic Turkeys' is  written with a bi-lyrical rhyming  scheme. 


These poems comprise a particular type of limerick variant. To see a wider collection of thoughts on such dastardly derived doggerel, click on the collection "Limerick Variations: A Corner of the Poet's World" HERE



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