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Awaze Tribune

The Awaze Tribune or AwazeTribune is an Eritrean news satire organization that publishes articles on international, national, and local news. Based in Asmara, Eritrea. The website carries articles that may cover current events, both real and fictional, satirizing the tone and format of traditional news organizations with stories, editorials, op-ed pieces, and man-in-the-street interviews using a traditional news website layout and an editorial voice modeled after The New York Times, and the usage of the AP Style of news writing.



Brobdingnag is a fictional land in Jonathan Swifts 1726 satirical novel Gullivers Travels occupied by giants. Lemuel Gulliver visits the land after the ship on which he is travelling is blown off course and he is separated from a party exploring the unknown land. In the second preface to the book, Gulliver laments that this is a misspelling introduced by the publisher and the land is actually called Brobdingrag. The adjective "Brobdingnagian" has come to describe anything of colossal size.



A cactolith is "a quasihorizontal chonolith composed of anastomosing ductoliths whose distal ends curl like a harpolith, thin like a sphenolith, or bulge discordantly like an akmolith or ethmolith." The term was coined by Charles B. Hunt, a USGS researcher, in his paper "Geology and geography of the Henry Mountains region, Utah" 1953. He was in fact describing an actual geological feature - a laccolith which he saw as resembling a cactus - he was also, tongue-in-cheek, commenting on what he saw as an absurd number of "-lith" words in the field of geology.


Les Caquets de l'accouchee

Les Caquets de laccouchee is an anonymous French satire composed of several quires published in 1622. They were reunited in 1623 under the title "Recueil general des Caquets de lAccouchee". The title refers to the custom, documented by the middle of the fifteenth, of Parisian bourgeoises to visit when one of them is layered. The narrator introduces himself as a convalescing Parisian to whom a doctor has prescribed to recuperate through entertainment and goes rue Quincampoix to listen to gossip with her cousin who has just given birth. According to Antoine Le Roux de Lincy, this book, which details various aspects of Parisian life and specifically quotes the personalities of the time covering topics such as politics and religion can be "now classified as historical works, faithful echoes of prejudices and opinions of a period".


Satirical cartography

Satirical cartography is a form of art, exposing stereotypes and political messages with comical geopolitical illustrations. Satirical cartography dates back to the late 18th century and early 19th century. Hanna Humphrey and Frederick W. Rose are among the earliest pioneers in cartoon-ish maps. In some cases, satirical cartography is meant to critique places and peoples or alternatively the stereotypes forming around given places and peoples.


Castigat ridendo mores

Castigat ridendo mores is a Latin phrase that generally means "one corrects customs by laughing at them," or "he corrects customs by ridicule." Some commentators suggest that the phrase embodies the essence of satire; in other words, the best way to change things is to point out their absurdity and laugh at them. French New Latin poet Abbe Jean de Santeul allegedly coined the phrase.