Saturday 15 July 2023

DEFINING OPINIONS, first octet


CURRENT CONTENTS:
Academically
Birdlife
Crepuscular
Diaphoretic 
Envision
Hamuli
Haunch
Haversian canals
(for continuation, see the link below)






Authors' Note:  Birdlife is an occasionally used term, analogous to "wildlife", denoting aerial creatures that otherwise would have to be described by the term avifauna. Needless to say, all birdlife currently known is located on the planet Earth.











Authors' Note: "Self-assembly" affordable and transportable furniture is the basis of success for Ikea , a successful Swedish marketer. The stability of their sewing tables is remarkable, assuming you can get all the fasteners placed correctly.




Authors' Note:

hamulus: (Latin) a little hook, plural = hamuli, with biologic implications discussed at OEDILF in a verse by Snowy Owl. Also, the hamate bone of the human wrist, bearing a prominent hook-like extension is a relatively frequent site of human fractures, as in a verse by your blogging team (see link below).

Remus: one of Rome's mythological founding twin infants, most often pronounced in anglo-Latin as REE-mus, but here, invoking more classic Latin, as RAY-mus.











For more "defining opinions", please proceed to the second octet by clicking HERE. 


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Monday 10 July 2023

AMERICAN SATIRE: PROLONGATION #2

This post provides a follow-up to these prior relate collections:
"AMERICAN SATIRE (A Term of Endirement) #1(Note that this first collection of poems also gives helpful suggestions on how to SING these intriguing lyrics.)
"AMERICAN SATIRE (A Term of Endirement) #2"
"AMERICAN SATIRE (A Term of Endirement) #3"
"AMERICAN SATIRE (A Term of Endirement) #4"
"AMERICAN SATIRE (A Term of Endirement) #5"


previous posted poems (prolongation #1)
archival
coups in the news
criminal lying
deceit, social
espionage act
FBIer
felony
grift

CURRENT CONTENTS: (prolongation #2)
Hokum (election fraud)
Legal precedence
Archivist
Obstruction of justice
Special master
Taking the Fifth
Unhinged







Authors' Note: The 'Mitt' in the above verse is  allegorical, unrelated to any real current person or long-serving Republican US senator. 

















If you have enjoyed these verses, you can explore even more material on related topics:

- 'Poetry and Pathos: Gun Control Verses
- '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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Wednesday 5 July 2023

Exemplary EXEMPLIFICATION

   Some poets at OEDILF (the Omnificent English Dictionary in Limerick Form) sustain the idealistic belief that most English words could be defined by a standard 5-line limerick verse. The authors of this blog, although they are active contributors at OEDILF, hold the more limited view that such verses, with room for only 30 words, can be primarily used for exemplification, bypassing the complexities of inclusive and exclusive definition. 
  (Despite the above contention, some of our protagonists fall in with the march of this 'urban myth' and make claims that they have conclusively defined some words or phrases with a few linbes of a limerick. We have recorded dozens of such attempts, and you can review them on the blogpost "Defining Opinions".)   


CURRENT CONTENTS: (exemplification)
Ablaut and Past Tenses
Fauna
Hillbilly
Hooligan
House
Malarkey (Donald Duck) 
Synonymous
Possessives (3 verses, a 'brief saga')







Authors' Note: Ablaut (AHB-lowt) is a linguistic term, derived from German, for a vowel transition resulting in a change in word meaning. Such changes are the basis of the simple past tense and the past participle in a substantial proportion of irregular English verbs, as exemplified in the second verse. 






Authors' Note: It sure warn't easy to pack the whole bunch of neighbors and pals into a single verse. Sad to say, I had to leave out the following:  bumpkins, crackerschawbaconsclodhoppersgood ol' boyshayseeds, and yokels. I'll include 'em next time! 










Authors' Note: The term malarkey for "nonsense"  is likely of Greek origin, but does not appear to related to mallard ducks.



 




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