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    • marcus ohreallius
    • By marcus ohreallius 17th Feb 18, 1:34 PM
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    Limerick thread
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    • 17th Feb 18, 1:34 PM
    Limerick thread 17th Feb 18 at 1:34 PM
    How about one person creates the first two lines of a limerick and the next person completes the limerick by adding the remaining 3 lines? (They then make up the first two lines of the next limerick and so on..)

    Here's one, to get the ball rolling:


    There once was a man called Rob
    Who liked to eat corn on the cob


    ... over to you!
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    • FormulaDriven
    • By FormulaDriven 7th Mar 18, 2:23 PM
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    The pretty bus driver was sad,
    But she said, "Never mind, 'cos a lad
    With cute hair
    Has just paid his fare.
    He's going all the way, that's not bad!


    So when the bus driver got wed
    She got a strange thought in her head.
    • libra10
    • By libra10 7th Mar 18, 4:43 PM
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    So when the bus driver got wed
    She got a strange thought in her head.
    He would have to beware
    'Cos she'd charge him full fare
    They were going all the way to Beachyhead!








    James Bond, when out on a mission
    decided he'd rather go fishin'
    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 7th Mar 18, 5:23 PM
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    James Bond, when out on a mission
    decided he'd rather go fishin'
    Originally posted by libra10
    While evil Blofeld
    With beliefs firmly held
    Destroyed all the West via fission!

    I once had a wonderful cat
    With wings like those of a bat
    "Luck happens where hard work meets opportunity"
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 7th Mar 18, 5:29 PM
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    Sleazy
    While evil Blofeld
    With beliefs firmly held
    Destroyed all the West via fission!

    I once had a wonderful cat
    With wings like those of a bat
    Originally posted by Jackmydad
    I once had a wonderful cat
    With wings like those of a bat
    Up, up and up she flew
    With scarcely a hint of a meoww
    Then came back to earth for a pat


    I once had a wonderful dog
    Who used to hop like a frog
    Sleazy
    In Vino Veritas, In Aqua Sanitas
    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 7th Mar 18, 6:11 PM
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    I once had a wonderful dog
    Who used to hop like a frog
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    He hopped on the cat
    Who flew up like a bat
    But then stalled and fell into a bog

    I went to a school in the town
    The floors were all wooden and brown
    "Luck happens where hard work meets opportunity"
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 8th Mar 18, 12:53 PM
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    He hopped on the cat
    Who flew up like a bat
    But then stalled and fell into a bog

    I went to a school in the town
    The floors were all wooden and brown
    Originally posted by Jackmydad
    We all learned French
    Whilst sat on a bench
    And the teacher wore a frown!


    There was a young man from Peru
    Who went to work in a zoo
    Sleazy
    In Vino Veritas, In Aqua Sanitas
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 8th Mar 18, 1:17 PM
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    pollypenny
    We all learned French
    Whilst sat on a bench
    And the teacher wore a frown!


    There was a young man from Peru
    Who went to work in a zoo
    Originally posted by Sleazy




    He cleaned out a cage
    But fell into a rage
    As a monkey covered him in poo!


    ( oh, heck, that was predictable! Sorry!).



    Riding to work on the train
    Carol struggled in vain
    Member #14 of SKI-ers club

    Words, words, they're all we have to go by!.

    (Pity they are mangled by this autocorrect!)
    • FormulaDriven
    • By FormulaDriven 8th Mar 18, 1:54 PM
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    Another starter struggling with the scanning of limericks...


    Anne and Carol found a book with a test
    To see whose knowledge of money was best.
    Riding to work on the train
    Carol struggled in vain.
    Anne got one, then she googled the rest!

    A shy piano player from Calais
    Summoned up all their courage to say,
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 8th Mar 18, 2:02 PM
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    pollypenny
    Another starter struggling with the scanning of limericks...


    Anne and Carol found a book with a test. 10
    To see whose knowledge of money was best.
    Riding to work on the train
    Carol struggled in vain.
    Anne got one, then she googled the rest!

    A shy piano player from Calais
    Summoned up all their courage to say,
    Originally posted by FormulaDriven


    Says the guy who starts with 10 syllables!
    Member #14 of SKI-ers club

    Words, words, they're all we have to go by!.

    (Pity they are mangled by this autocorrect!)
    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 8th Mar 18, 3:11 PM
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    Probably best to just work with what's there.
    It's for a laugh isn't it?
    "Luck happens where hard work meets opportunity"
    • FormulaDriven
    • By FormulaDriven 8th Mar 18, 3:24 PM
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    Exactly, that's why I'm taking it so seriously.
    • marcus ohreallius
    • By marcus ohreallius 8th Mar 18, 4:09 PM
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    A shy pianist from Calais
    Summoned up all their courage to say,
    Originally posted by FormulaDriven
    I'd play some Ravel
    But I'm quite bored to hell
    Of tinkling the ivories all day




    I went to have tea with the vicar
    Whose tv had started to flicker
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 8th Mar 18, 4:30 PM
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    Pyxis

    Riding to work on the train
    Carol struggled in vain
    Originally posted by pollypenny
    Just to say, that these lines scan ok for the start of a Limerick.

    The first two lines should have three stressed syllables, which those do.
    The number of unstressed syllables can vary.

    E.g......
    (da is an unstressed syllable
    DA is a stressed syllable)



    Da DAdada DAdada DA,
    Da DAdada DAdada DA,


    Or.....

    DAdada DAdada DA,
    DAdada DAdada DA,

    Which is what Pollypenny's is.

    Or....
    You can leave out other unstressed syllables.
    Plus, you can have additional unstressed syllables.

    To be fair, a couple of Sleazy's 'starter' lines were really middle ones, and they were put into excellent limericks by Formuladriven.


    This is a Limerick thread, after all, not just a poetry thread, so they should be Limericks, really.




    So, for the record, the form of the whole thing is:

    Da DAdada DAdada DA,
    Da DAdada DAdada DA,

    Da DA dada DA
    Da DA dada DA

    Da DAdada DAdada DA.
    Last edited by Pyxis; 08-03-2018 at 8:50 PM.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 8th Mar 18, 4:36 PM
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    Pyxis



    I went to have tea with the vicar
    Whose tv had started to flicker
    Originally posted by marcus ohreallius
    I got hypnotised
    By what passed by my eyes,
    Then felt sicker and sicker and sicker!



    I started to mew like a cat,
    Now whyever would I do that?
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • FormulaDriven
    • By FormulaDriven 8th Mar 18, 5:22 PM
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    In response to Pyxis's excellent limerick tutorial, I think it was more Polly's second line that didn't sound right to me, but I can see it would work as: CAR-rol STRUGG-led in VAIN (even if that feels a bit laboured).


    Anyway, I will use Pyxis's structures as reference from now on!
    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 8th Mar 18, 5:23 PM
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    Jackmydad
    I started to mew like a cat,
    Now whyever would I do that?
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    My whiskers are twitchin'
    Me tail it is itchin'
    'Cos I is a great big fat rat!

    I rode on a barge down the cut
    And stopped at a small ancient hut
    "Luck happens where hard work meets opportunity"
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 8th Mar 18, 8:28 PM
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    Probably best to just work with what's there.
    It's for a laugh isn't it?
    Originally posted by Jackmydad


    Yep, it was good fun.

    And thank you, Pyxis. I didn!!!8217;t teach English for 26 years without knowing a bit about scansion,
    Member #14 of SKI-ers club

    Words, words, they're all we have to go by!.

    (Pity they are mangled by this autocorrect!)
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 8th Mar 18, 8:48 PM
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    Pyxis
    In response to Pyxis's excellent limerick tutorial, I think it was more Polly's second line that didn't sound right to me, but I can see it would work as: CAR-rol STRUGG-led in VAIN (even if that feels a bit laboured).


    Anyway, I will use Pyxis's structures as reference from now on!
    Originally posted by FormulaDriven
    I've obviously missed my vocation in life!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
    • FormulaDriven
    • By FormulaDriven 8th Mar 18, 8:57 PM
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    I rode on a barge down the cut
    And stopped at a small ancient hut
    Where Pyxis and Polly
    Were having a jolly
    Saying "I really think FormulaDriven needs to learn more about scansion - tut,tut!"

    A regular poster spread a rumour
    That this thread was intended for humour.
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 8th Mar 18, 9:05 PM
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    Pyxis
    Boo-hoo! I had just done a rhyme,
    But FD beat me to it this time!
    And the spooky thing is
    That mine ended like his
    With 'Tut! Tut!'...we must have the same mind!




    A regular poster spread a rumour
    That this thread was intended for humour.
    Originally posted by FormulaDriven
    E's 'avin' a larf!
    That's too funny by 'arf!
    It's about as much fun as a tumour!



    A Muse was reciting a pome
    About Kubla Khan's great Pleasure Dome,
    Last edited by Pyxis; 08-03-2018 at 9:13 PM.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
    Founder Member: WIMPS ANONYMOUS
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