Have You Noticed?

Trolls that are hateful
About things you are grateful?
Have you had a plate full
Of anonymous trolls?

They lurk in the dark
And think its a lark
To ignite a spark
On vitriolic rolls.

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Palindrome Week

Thanks to Phlash Phelps on Sixties at Six for the idea.

What is a palindrome? According to The Oxford English Dictionary the word is based on Greek root words meaning “back” and “running.”

A palindrome is something that read the same either forwards or  backwards.  Palinderomes can be numbers or  letters.

This week the date is the same either forward of backwards (as long as you do not include punctuation.

  • 91519
  • 91619
  • 91619
  • 91619
  • 91819
  • 91919

One of the more famous word palindromes is

Madam, I’m Adam.

Kayak is a palindrome but canoe is not.

Bob is a palindrome but Bill is not.

Pup is a palindrome but kit is not.

Glenelg, MD is a town with a palindrome name.

Grammarly has a list of 16 funny palindromes.

A great bargain:

A nut for a jar of tuna.

A permissive friend:

Al lets Della call Ed “Stella.”

An Italian palindrome:

Amore, Roma.

Woud a pushmepullyou a graphical palinedrome?

pushmepullyou

pushmi-pullyu (plural pushmi-pullyus) A fictional animal with two heads at opposing ends of its body, in Hugh Lofting’s The Story of Doctor Dolittle. A person who behaves in a conflicting or contradictory manner.

What are some of your favorite palindromes?

Word Musings

Does WEird imply that most of us are a bit strange,  at least to somebody else?

The source and type of illumination can  change how we percieve the world and how the world percieves us.

Why do men (who would probably not routinely interupt another man) feel that interrupting a woman is perfectly acceptable?

Sufficient is in the eyes of the beholder.

Do you need chlorox to clean out your gene pool?

Does “This too shall pass” refer to bad luck, pain, the current politcal climate, or someone’s intestinal issues?

Bullshfting – Is that a change where you store your fertilizer?

A woman says something.  No response from any man.  Two-three minutes a man will repeat what she said as if if were an original thought of his.  Does it take a man that long to process the thought or that long for the sound ripples to lap against  his ear drum, resonate along the neurons, fire a few synapses and trigger the brain/tongue combo to function?

 

 

Today is Bad Poetry Day

I never knew this until day when I saw it on a blog.

Bad poetry day

I’m guessing that bad poetry may be as subjective as good poetry, but verse?

Teenage angst has produced some phenomenally bad poetry.  So has too much alcohol and drugs.

I sit here in a drunken daze

Seeing double through a wine fueled haze

Is this my bed in which I hurl

Or does it belong to some guy or girl?

Example of bad poetry (and I have had nothing to drink for several days.)

What are your most heinous examples of bad poetry?  Who is your least favorite poet?

Paeon, Paean, and peon

I recently commented on a blog post, Celebrating Courage, Creativity and Grit by Silkannthreades.  I wrote that it was a paeon to some talented bloggers.  Thanks to Grammarly, I realized that paeon may have been mispelled.  (Of course I realized this as soon as I hit send.)  I had to reply to my own comment and acknowledge that paeon was a typo and the real word was paean.  (I can’t type but at least I have a decent vocabulary.)

According to the dictionary:

A paean (pronounced PEE-in, sometimes spelled pean) is a fervent expression of joy or praise, often in song.

A paeon (pronounced PEE-in or PEE-on) is a four-syllable metrical foot in prosody. Anyone who doesn’t analyze poetry will never have use for the word.

A peon (pronounced PEE-on) is an unskilled laborer or menial worker. Today, use of the word is most common in Indian English, where it’s used to describe any worker and presumably doesn’t have negative connotations. In American and British English, peon has an insulting tone. No one, in the U.S. at least, wants to be a peon.

The first two words have origins in the same Greek term; peon comes from the Medieval Latin term for foot soldier.