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2008 CONVENTION BLOG: HUMOUR, HAIKU & HISTORY :) MAR 21 2008

March 21st, 2008


Churchill Alemao is a confused Goan politician…

LONDON AUNTY: from “Aunties Don’t Bite” operetta. all rights reserved © 2008 Edgar i

original goan haiku #49

DEAR AUNTY,

My friend from Goa goes nuts whever he’s seated at dinner parties, near the dip. Do you think he has a dependency problem?

Deepa.
…………..

Dear Deepa:

Maybe he’s just goan off the dip end!

j

Francis Rodrigues © 2008 Toronto.


2008 CONVENTION BLOG: HUMOUR, HAIKU & HISTORY :) MAR 20 2008

March 20th, 2008


Churchill Alemao is a confused Goan politician…

LONDON AUNTY: from “Aunties Don’t Bite” operetta. all rights reserved © 2008 Edgar i

original goan haiku #48

DEAR AUNTY,

This warrior sailor from Goa helped found this overlord dynasty through the Mikado many centuries ago in Japan. Would you know what was founded by this show-boating Goan?

Sensei.
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Dear Sensei:

Of course, the…Sho’goan!

j

Francis Rodrigues © 2008 Toronto.


2008 CONVENTION BLOG: HUMOUR, HAIKU & HISTORY :) MAR 19 2008

March 19th, 2008


Churchill Alemao is a confused Goan politician…

LONDON AUNTY: from “Aunties Don’t Bite” operetta. all rights reserved © 2008 Edgar i

original goan haiku #47

DEAR AUNTY,

In a Goana folklore book, I read that Ignatius Gonsalves from Goa was the first to discover the huge South American monitor lizards. Could you confirm this particular bit of Goana i.e. they were also named after him, which is?

Lizzy.
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Dear Lizzy:

What else…Igoana!

j

Francis Rodrigues © 2008 Toronto.


2008 CONVENTION BLOG: HUMOUR, HAIKU & HISTORY :) MAR 18 2008

March 18th, 2008


Churchill Alemao is a confused Goan politician…

LONDON AUNTY: from “Aunties Don’t Bite” operetta. all rights reserved © 2008 Edgar i

original goan haiku #46

DEAR AUNTY,

My aunt’s parents from Goa settled in Antigua, where she was born. She has never been to Goa, nor speaks Konkani. What does that make her now?

Maushi.
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Dear Maushi:

Haha, she’ll always be an…Aunti’goan!

j

Francis Rodrigues © 2008 Toronto.


2008 CONVENTION BLOG: HUMOUR, HAIKU & HISTORY :) MAR 17 2008

March 17th, 2008


Churchill Alemao is a confused Goan politician…

LONDON AUNTY: from “Aunties Don’t Bite” operetta. all rights reserved © 2008 Edgar i

original goan haiku #45

DEAR AUNTY,

The inventor of the parachute was a young lad from Goa, who lived in Paraguay, and was so virtuous, people modelled themselves after him. Ever hear of him?

Purity.
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Dear Purity:

Certainly, he’s a…Para’goan of virtue!

j

Francis Rodrigues © 2008 Toronto.




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