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The Limerick game

DMcG 31 Jul 16 - 02:56 AM
Joe_F 30 Jul 16 - 11:04 PM
Rapparee 30 Jul 16 - 10:03 PM
Steve Shaw 30 Jul 16 - 07:16 PM
Nigel Parsons 30 Jul 16 - 05:50 PM
DMcG 30 Jul 16 - 03:23 PM
DMcG 30 Jul 16 - 03:02 PM
Nigel Parsons 30 Jul 16 - 02:38 PM
Nigel Parsons 30 Jul 16 - 02:36 PM
Kenny B (inactive) 30 Jul 16 - 12:41 PM
DMcG 30 Jul 16 - 10:55 AM
Georgiansilver 30 Jul 16 - 09:01 AM
Georgiansilver 30 Jul 16 - 09:00 AM
Thompson 29 Jul 16 - 06:32 PM
Thompson 29 Jul 16 - 06:19 PM
Thompson 29 Jul 16 - 06:14 PM
Joe_F 29 Jul 16 - 05:50 PM
Rapparee 28 Jul 16 - 08:18 PM
Mrrzy 28 Jul 16 - 07:52 PM
Joe_F 28 Jul 16 - 06:24 PM
Rapparee 27 Jul 16 - 09:57 PM
Mysha 27 Jul 16 - 08:23 PM
Joe_F 24 May 11 - 04:01 PM
Mysha 23 May 11 - 09:31 PM
autolycus 23 May 11 - 12:39 PM
Micca 23 May 11 - 10:53 AM
autolycus 23 May 11 - 06:17 AM
Micca 22 May 11 - 06:58 PM
Joe_F 22 May 11 - 05:47 PM
Micca 22 May 11 - 02:35 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 22 May 11 - 09:51 AM
The Sandman 16 Aug 06 - 06:03 PM
Nigel Parsons 16 Aug 06 - 01:24 PM
GUEST,Joe_F 15 Aug 06 - 11:24 PM
Georgiansilver 15 Aug 06 - 06:26 PM
The Sandman 15 Aug 06 - 06:10 PM
Georgiansilver 15 Aug 06 - 05:11 PM
Georgiansilver 15 Aug 06 - 03:45 PM
The Sandman 15 Aug 06 - 03:17 PM
Georgiansilver 15 Aug 06 - 11:54 AM
The Sandman 15 Aug 06 - 09:35 AM
webfolk 15 Aug 06 - 08:25 AM
The Sandman 15 Aug 06 - 08:07 AM
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The Sandman 15 Aug 06 - 05:07 AM
GUEST,Joe_F 14 Aug 06 - 10:29 PM
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Subject: RE: The Limerick game
From: DMcG
Date: 31 Jul 16 - 02:56 AM

I see earlier the limericks centred on well known members. Hope this silly one doesn't offend, Steve. (I am not sure if the Latin actually rhymes but can be forced to if need be!)


A botanical expert named Shaw
With species and genus could bore:
Phalaenopsis mariae,
Digitalis dubia,
Till you fell in a faint to the floor.


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Subject: RE: The Limerick game
From: Joe_F
Date: 30 Jul 16 - 11:04 PM

Alas, that rhyme was used, rather emetically, a long time ago. It continued:

But in her interstices
She had a far worse disease
That -- well, never mind.

The required pronunciation of "interstices", tho common, is wrong.


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Subject: RE: The Limerick game
From: Rapparee
Date: 30 Jul 16 - 10:03 PM

It's anapestic dimeter*.

A young LADY from the AZORES






*Not to be confused with Demeter.


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Subject: RE: The Limerick game
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 30 Jul 16 - 07:16 PM

Maybe someone can have a go at that young lady from the Azores to get at least the first line to scan...


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Subject: RE: The Limerick game
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 30 Jul 16 - 05:50 PM

My goodness, how he was mocked.


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Subject: RE: The Limerick game
From: DMcG
Date: 30 Jul 16 - 03:23 PM

When Guest found his posting was blocked,


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Subject: RE: The Limerick game
From: DMcG
Date: 30 Jul 16 - 03:02 PM

Comes from my addiction
To vinyl and similar floors.


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Subject: RE: The Limerick game
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 30 Jul 16 - 02:38 PM

To recap (kneecap?)

A young lady from the Azores,
Whose kneecaps were covered in sores.
Said "I think my affliction" . . .


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Subject: RE: The Limerick game
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 30 Jul 16 - 02:36 PM

From: autolycus - PM
Date: 23 May 11 - 12:39 PM

Reminds me of

1. There was a young man of Japan
2. Who limericks never will scan
3. It seems that they tend
4. To come to an end
5. Quite suddenly!

Ivor


There was a young man from Japan,
Whose limericks never would scan.
When told this was so,
He replied, "yes, I know"
But I always try to get as many words in the last line as ever I possible can.


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Subject: RE: The Limerick game
From: Kenny B (inactive)
Date: 30 Jul 16 - 12:41 PM

Even dogs in the street?


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Subject: RE: The Limerick game
From: DMcG
Date: 30 Jul 16 - 10:55 AM

Whose kneecaps were covered in sores.


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Subject: RE: The Limerick game
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 30 Jul 16 - 09:01 AM

There was a young lady from the Azores,


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Subject: RE: The Limerick game
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 30 Jul 16 - 09:00 AM

On Mudcat there are intellectual,
With rhyme and rhythm ineffectual.
But with some hard work,
And with never a shirk,
Their Limericks could be somewhat sexual.


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Subject: RE: The Limerick game
From: Thompson
Date: 29 Jul 16 - 06:32 PM

"A man of my word, not my deeds."


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Subject: RE: The Limerick game
From: Thompson
Date: 29 Jul 16 - 06:19 PM

"From my neck to my knee…


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Subject: RE: The Limerick game
From: Thompson
Date: 29 Jul 16 - 06:14 PM

"Je sens que je suis


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Subject: RE: The Limerick game
From: Joe_F
Date: 29 Jul 16 - 05:50 PM

Rapparee: Does not scan. But if you are American, you are excused.

An imposing young person of Leeds
Remarked once, while telling his beads,


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Subject: RE: The Limerick game
From: Rapparee
Date: 28 Jul 16 - 08:18 PM

An imposing young person of Leeds
Had an imposing catalog of needs


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Subject: RE: The Limerick game
From: Mrrzy
Date: 28 Jul 16 - 07:52 PM

New one:

An imposing young person of Leeds


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Subject: RE: The Limerick game
From: Joe_F
Date: 28 Jul 16 - 06:24 PM

Aha! An informed answer to the stress question at last.


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Subject: RE: The Limerick game
From: Rapparee
Date: 27 Jul 16 - 09:57 PM

A Mudcatter named Rapparee
Invited a lady for tea.
Tho' she swooned in his arms,
And exposed all her charms,
He said, "Please take your hand off my knee."


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Subject: RE: The Limerick game
From: Mysha
Date: 27 Jul 16 - 08:23 PM

Hi,

A Mudcatter named Rapparee
Once invited a lady for tea.
He sang of Suzanne
And her wish for a man
But the lady expected quick repartee


Bye,
                                                                Mysha


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Subject: RE: The Limerick game
From: Joe_F
Date: 24 May 11 - 04:01 PM

And her wish for a man


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Subject: RE: The Limerick game
From: Mysha
Date: 23 May 11 - 09:31 PM

(As well as without final rhyme, apparently)

Hi,

Taking the other branch:

A Mudcatter named Rapparee
Once invited a lady for tea.
He sang of Suzanne

Bye
                                                                  Mysha


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Subject: RE: The Limerick game
From: autolycus
Date: 23 May 11 - 12:39 PM

Reminds me of

1. There was a young man of Japan
2. Who limericks never will scan
3. It seems that they tend
4. To come to an end
5. Quite suddenly!

Ivor


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Subject: RE: The Limerick game
From: Micca
Date: 23 May 11 - 10:53 AM

5 as his knife was a blunt as a housemaids knee


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Subject: RE: The Limerick game
From: autolycus
Date: 23 May 11 - 06:17 AM

5.


Ivor

p.s. Just a thought, to number lines.


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Subject: RE: The Limerick game
From: Micca
Date: 22 May 11 - 06:58 PM

Of the need for a Cutler


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Subject: RE: The Limerick game
From: Joe_F
Date: 22 May 11 - 05:47 PM

The preceding two contributers seem to differ on how to stress "Rapparee". Let's try it both ways:

A Mudcatter name Rapparee
Once invited a lady for tea.

A fussy Mudcatter named Rapparee,
Who liked to use freshly starched napery,
    Complained to his butler,


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Subject: RE: The Limerick game
From: Micca
Date: 22 May 11 - 02:35 PM

Who liked to use freshly starched Napery


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Subject: RE: The Limerick game
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 22 May 11 - 09:51 AM

Well, since the Rapture was a bust (except for Little Hawk's dog), and we're not going to have the opportunity to escape boredom by enduring five months of Tribulation, I thought it might be time for a diversion of a different sort. So, I've refreshed this old thread.

Just so you won't have to go to the first post to read the "rules", here they are:

One person writes the first line of a limerick and passes it on to the next person who writes the next line.

Pretty simple, isn't it?

To start things out...

A Mudcatter named Rapparee...


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Subject: RE: The Limerick game
From: The Sandman
Date: 16 Aug 06 - 06:03 PM

but it helps to get rid of some steam


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Subject: RE: The Limerick game
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 16 Aug 06 - 01:24 PM

That you tread on some other folks' dreams;


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Subject: RE: The Limerick game
From: GUEST,Joe_F
Date: 15 Aug 06 - 11:24 PM

When you post on the Mudcat, it seems,

--- Joe Fineman    joe_f@verizon.net

||: Experience is the worst teacher. It gives the test first and the instruction afterward. :||


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Subject: RE: The Limerick game
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 15 Aug 06 - 06:26 PM

Now I know that I must 'rabbit on'


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Subject: RE: The Limerick game
From: The Sandman
Date: 15 Aug 06 - 06:10 PM

to be home reading watership down


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Subject: RE: The Limerick game
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 15 Aug 06 - 05:11 PM

He thinks 'Isn't it grand',


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Subject: RE: The Limerick game
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 15 Aug 06 - 03:45 PM

Fishing rod in his hand,


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Subject: RE: The Limerick game
From: The Sandman
Date: 15 Aug 06 - 03:17 PM

sits a gnome with a permanent frown


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Subject: RE: The Limerick game
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 15 Aug 06 - 11:54 AM

By the roadside in Blitherscrum town,


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Subject: RE: The Limerick game
From: The Sandman
Date: 15 Aug 06 - 09:35 AM

shes living in sin with noreen


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Subject: RE: The Limerick game
From: webfolk
Date: 15 Aug 06 - 08:25 AM

instead of Tescos


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Subject: RE: The Limerick game
From: The Sandman
Date: 15 Aug 06 - 08:07 AM

so he sent her to lesbos


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Subject: RE: The Limerick game
From: webfolk
Date: 15 Aug 06 - 06:08 AM

whose wife was prone to whoring


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Subject: RE: The Limerick game
From: The Sandman
Date: 15 Aug 06 - 05:07 AM

there was a man from great snoring


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Subject: RE: The Limerick game
From: GUEST,Joe_F
Date: 14 Aug 06 - 10:29 PM

Then he made a bad pun and departed.

--- Joe Fineman    joe_f@verizon.net

||: Journalists and lexicographers have the professional duty of recording a great deal of foolishness. :||


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Subject: RE: The Limerick game
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 14 Aug 06 - 05:56 PM

It came as a rhyme,
in quick double time,


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Subject: RE: The Limerick game
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 14 Aug 06 - 05:56 PM

Quite easy when someone farted,


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Subject: RE: The Limerick game
From: The Sandman
Date: 14 Aug 06 - 04:49 PM

how was the limerick started


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Subject: RE: The Limerick game
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 14 Aug 06 - 04:30 PM

And end up onnnn thetheetheee floor Oh Oh Oh.


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