Sunday, 21 February 2016

Incontinent Wordplay, part A1: U S Anagrams

POST #119
SINGALONG CARTOGRAPHY and PARODY-LYRICS
ORIGINAL SONG: "I've Been Everywhere", Geoff Mack 1959, covered by Lucky Starr,  Hank Snow, Johnny Cash, Stompin' Tom  et al. 
WORDPLAY LINK: An explanation of the derivation of the anagrammatic place-names, and an extensive lists are found at "Giorgio's Weekly Wordplay" post #32 , using the tools of creative cartography.
PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, February 2016.

 KEYWORDS: goldenoldy, wordplay, cartography




Explanatory Note: The site editor, a great fan of palindromes,  recently made the discovery that the letters in the word P-A-L-I-N-D-R-O-M-E-S make a great base for anagrams, and that many of the quirky results sound like place names. But, strangely, if you look carefully at an atlas you will find many places with names almost like these.....  Canadian readers will acknowledge the similarity to Red Deer or Medicine Hat, Alberta, and Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan; Americans will recognize the similarity, given the naming by early international explorers, of Green Bay, Des Moines and El Paso.

This American patter-song-parody is more rigorous than the original Johnny Cash version, in using only place names from the United States (including PR - Puerto Rico). Place names from other jurisdictions, particularly Canadian ones, are excluded (in reality, all of these are stipulated by the initial designation of a postal code). However those interested in a Canadian take on the song are invited to view the next post.












Incontinent Wordplay: 
U.S. ANAGRAMS (part #1)
 (to the tune of "I've Been Everywhere")

I was sitting at my desk with “The Joy of Lex” composing palindromes;
When along came a thought, where sometimes seems nobody’s home,
"If you’re gonna write some wordplay, go with what you understand
Cause you start off every morning, Jumble puzzle in your hand."
There’s no doubt that I can go both ways in handling anagrams
Because I've scrambled and resorted every phrase like "SPOILER DAMN".

Shake up "P-A-L-I-N-D-R-O-M-E-S", guy
You'll get DIMPLE ROANS,  guy
Also DISMAL PRONE, guy
Even LIDS PER MOAN, guy 
You'll get PRISM LOANED, guy
Shake up PALINDROMES.

Out west there's:
Limp Roads, Paris Mold, Solid Pram NE;
Normal Pie, Lime Apron, Roman Pile SD;
Prosemail, Parle-Mois and Liar's Poem -add these three
To Serial Mop, El Paso Rim, Spare Limo ND;
Salon Perm, Morselpan, Norse Lamp, Morn Pleas
And Solemn Rap, Mope Snarl and Lonerspam ID.

Shake up "P-A-L-I-N-D-R-O-M-E-S", Stan
You'll get SPOIL REMAND, Stan

And LOPSIDERMAN, Stan
With OLD MISERPAN, Stan 
You'll find PROMISELAND, Stan
Shake up PALINDROMES.

Down east there's:
Minor Laps, Moral Spin, Iron Palms DE;
Radon Slip, Lapins d'Or, Dorsal Pin ME;
MD has Prison Lea, Oral Pines and  Porn Aisle
And Palin's Roe, Plain Sore, Parole Sin, Posernail
Opal Siren, Parsonlie, Ailperson, Loserpain
Seal Prion, Reasonlip, Sailor Pen, Spiro Lane.

Shake up "P-A-L-I-N-D-R-O-M-E-S", guy
You'll get RANDOM PILES,  guy
Sites like MANDROP ISLE, guy
Check out PROMS DENIAL, guy
Still when RANSOM PLIED, guy 
Keep your SALMON PRIDE .

IN has:
Samplerod, Doper Alms, Pod's Realm, Maledrops
And Resold Map, Dorms Leap, not to mention Dermalsop
Iowa is short on vowels; IA has  Splendrom;
AL's home to Drop Mines, Snide Romp and Sniperdom 
RI has Solemn Pad, Endoplasm, Demon's Lap
Demo Plans, Modelspan, and pay attention! - Seldom Nap.

Shake up "P-A-L-I-N-D-R-O-M-E-S", Sir
You'll get ON-PAD SMILER
Even a LAPSED MINOR
Rebuff PEN-DOM LIARS
Grasp with NOMAD PLIERS 
Shake up PALINDROMES.


For the remainder of the song (9 more verses and choruses) see post #121. 




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