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Limerick Thread

Post by Vital Spark » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:55 pm

How about a Limerick thread. One person writes the first line (e.g. There was a young man from Hua Hin), another poster writes the next line, and so on. The person to write the final line (and it's shown in full) gets to write the starter for the next limerick. Once the next line has been written it has to go on to the next (if that makes sense...). If it doesn't rhyme it doesn't count. Lines 1,2 and 5 should rhyme, as should lines 3 & 4.

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Re: Suggest Something

Post by Homer » Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:52 am

Vital Spark wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:55 pm
Lines 1,2 and 5 should rhyme, as should lines 3 & 4.
Yes, but:

A limerick is more than just rhyme
There's meter, a matter of time
... and I can't be bothered to finish it.

Limericks are better heard with 3 stressed syllables in lines 1,2,5, and 2 stressed syllables in lines 3,4. Such as:

A limerick is more than just rhyme
There's meter, a matter of time

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Re: Suggest Something

Post by 404cameljockey » Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:42 pm

Vital Spark wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:55 pm
How about a Limerick thread. One person writes the first line (e.g. There was a young man from Hua Hin), another poster writes the next line, and so on. The person to write the final line (and it's shown in full) gets to write the starter for the next limerick. Once the next line has been written it has to go on to the next (if that makes sense...). If it doesn't rhyme it doesn't count. Lines 1,2 and 5 should rhyme, as should lines 3 & 4.

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Love it. Or haiku even. But after the first line you get 5 posts for the second. Then?... :D

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Re: Suggest Something

Post by 404cameljockey » Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:28 am

Homer wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:52 am
Vital Spark wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:55 pm
Lines 1,2 and 5 should rhyme, as should lines 3 & 4.
Yes, but:

A limerick is more than just rhyme
There's meter, a matter of time
... and I can't be bothered to finish it.

Limericks are better heard with 3 stressed syllables in lines 1,2,5, and 2 stressed syllables in lines 3,4. Such as:

A limerick is more than just rhyme
There's meter, a matter of time
A limerick's more than just rhyme
There's meter, a matter of time
But to make a rhyme scan
When there's more than one man
You need some good partners-in-crime!

(sorry, VS, I know you're not a man....)

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Re: Suggest Something

Post by Homer » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:35 am

404cameljockey wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:28 am
[...
You need some good partners-in-crime!
Yes! I was hoping someone would finish it.
404cameljockey wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:42 pm
Love it. Or haiku even. But after the first line you get 5 posts for the second. Then?... :D
Just because you didn't mean it as a first line doesn't mean it's not...

But after the first time you get
neck deep in a pile of s*it

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Re: Suggest Something

Post by 404cameljockey » Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:55 pm

Umm

I cite Blue Collar Comedy Tour: "You know you're a redneck when ... you can rhyme 'get' with 'sh*t'" :D
:)

Anyway:

But after the first time you get
neck deep in a pile of s*it
just get yourself clean

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Re: Suggest Something

Post by Homer » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:25 pm

But after the first time you get
neck deep in a pile of s*it
just get yourself clean
for soon you'll be seen

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Re: Suggest Something

Post by Vital Spark » Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:13 pm

But after the first time you get
neck deep in a pile of s*it
just get yourself clean
for soon you'll be seen
speeding off in a boat from Phuket

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Re: Limerick Thread

Post by Vital Spark » Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:33 am

There was a young lady from Nan

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Re: Limerick Thread

Post by dtaai-maai » Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:00 am

There was a young lady from Nan
Who married a fellow called Dan
Cry ‘God for Harry, England, and St George!’

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Re: Limerick Thread

Post by redzonerocker » Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:57 am

There was a young lady from Nan
Who married a fellow called Dan
In less than a week
Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

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Re: Limerick Thread

Post by lindosfan1 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:02 am

There was a young lady from Nan
Who married a fellow called Dan
In less than a week
she was up the creek
I suffer from the CRAFT syndrome, cannot remember a f**k**g thing

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Re: Limerick Thread

Post by migrant » Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:39 am

There was a young lady from Nan
Who married a fellow called Dan
In less than a week
she was up the creek
Eating her food from a can
The essence of life lies with the dispensing with of formalities

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Re: Limerick Thread

Post by dtaai-maai » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:03 am

There was an old man from Hua Hin
Cry ‘God for Harry, England, and St George!’

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Re: Limerick Thread

Post by Dannie Boy » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:30 am

dtaai-maai wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:03 am
There was an old man from Hua Hin
Who had egg yolk on his chin

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