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Thursday, 5 August 2010



The World's Best Limerick (probably)


A pretty young lass at a hunt,
Swooned when a hound licked her face.
When asked if she'd liked it
She replied no she hadn't
It's a good job the hound didn't bite her


15 comments:

  1. Great limerick - really enjoyed it!

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  2. ha. nice play around with the form there a bit...and def a good thing it was not a hornet though i would rather not bee stung at all...smiles.

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  3. Ah, the anti-limerick of Gilbert, sneaky!

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  4. BEE-witched, Bothered and BEE-wildered!
    WHERE was that horny Hornet?
    Nice work here, Sir!

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    1. Of a poet named James I know little,
      Except that he's clever with rhyme
      He deliberately misses
      How the end lines should sound -
      At least all his rhythm's spot on.

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  6. Very funny and clever. Enjoyed it, though the yellow jackets are buzzing here and I'm not fond of wasp stings!

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  7. Blood brilliant James! (I can't stop giggling!)

    Anna :o]

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  8. I'd say you've really got the humor down, even if you are poking' fun at the rhyme and the format!!

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  9. I love this anti-limerick limerick. My Dad and I used to make up these unrhymed limericks, usually very rude! Yours was polite, the picture was gorgeous. I'd advise keeping away from hornets: I cycled into one once and my eyes swelled up until I couldn't see.

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  10. The was a man who lived in Britain
    Whose words of rhyme sounded of not
    He played with a wasp
    Who wasn’t a hornet
    Leaving us stung in his hive of wit

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  11. Ha, I guess you showed us there's more than one way to spin a limerick.

    Love the different drumbeat it this.

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  12. Nice limerick James- daring to play with the form- you rascal! Urrrr hate hornets.

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