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    So to be English you must say "Sorry, is this the queue?" Finding a non-funny limerick is impossible.

    This a limerick which tells you what it is.


    A: What is a limerick, Mother?
    A: It's a form of verse, said brother
    B: In which lines one and two
    B: Rhyme with five when it's through
    A: And three and four rhyme with each other.


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    If you dare to Google for Limericks you get just under 900,000 hits, many are just collections of Limericks of varying quality and conmtent, a few sites get a bit more technical, like number of syllables per line (8 or 9 in lines 1,2 and 5, 5 or 6 in lines 3 & 4) and where the accents are placed, and the rhyming pattern as Margaret has shown.
    Cheers MIKE.

    How many roads must a man walk down ... ... before he admits he's lost?

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    Well there's certainly something very satisfying about the limerick form. Maybe we should have a limerick day tomorrow when all posts have to be in limerick verse? Here's another form of comic verse which relies on anticipating a rhyme and was a speciality of Frankie Howerd. I wonder if there's a technical name for it?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIpkNVL1JNQ

    I was inspired to write a verse of my own in this style, about a girl who exposed herself at a rugby match:

    A young lady tore off her bra
    When the Aussies were playing at Twickers
    The police quickly led her away
    Before she could take off anything else.
    Last edited by jhnbrbr; Oct-22-2009 at 00:12.

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    Most of the Limmericks from the book, "The Famous Paris Edition of The Limmerick" are apt of offend most, but there are some that are tame enough to share. Here's one:

    There was a young monk from Siberia
    Whose morals were very inferior.
    He did to a nun
    What he shouldn't have done,
    And now she's a Mother Superior.

    1933-1941
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    ...You Just May Be in Need of One Tomorrow.

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    Thanks John, good old Frankie Howerd, I liked your verse.


    Yours was a funny one too Stephen.


    Here is a tribute to To this forum.


    There once was a home on the net
    A friendlier place you won’t get
    With laughter and chatter
    On all sorts of matter
    It is the best music forum as yet.

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    That's brilliant Margaret - and so true!

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    Thank you John.


    Margaret

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    I think that should be on the title page for this forum - Bravo!
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    Indeed; well said, Margaret.
    ''Music, I feel, should be emotional first and intellectual second.'' - Maurice Ravel
    ''The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.'' - Michael Jackson


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    Thank you Soubasse and Rojo.


    There was an old man of the East
    Whose manners were just like a beast
    Each time he slurped
    He gurgled and burped
    And declared fish and chips was a feast

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    He must have been mad as a hatter
    A bit of old cod wrapped in batter?
    And thick greasy chips
    Which go straight to your hips
    No wonder he kept getting fatter!

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    HaHa good one John.

    There was an old man from the west
    Who had many holes in his vest
    He said that the air
    Was for the rats living there
    But no one was very impressed

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    This one has a high EEEEEEUUUUUWWWWWW factor, you have been warned

    There was a young man from Australia
    Who painted his bum like a Dahlia
    5c a smell
    was all very well
    but 10c a lick was a failure
    Cheers MIKE.

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    Oh Mike, EEEEEEUUUUUWWWWWW indeed.

    There was a young man of Japan
    Whose limericks never would scan.
    When they asked him, Why?
    He said, with a sigh,
    “It’s because I always try to get as many words into the last line as I possibly can.”

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    Mike, you've lowered the tone - and that's no small achievement in this thread!

    Now don't go bending the rules, Margaret!

    This is a continuation of the man who ate too many fish and chips ...

    A doctor who saw his exteria
    Was seized by a fit of hysteria
    "The size of your belly!
    It wobbles like jelly!
    And what an enormous posteria!"
    Last edited by jhnbrbr; Oct-23-2009 at 16:11.

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