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#180370 - 11/17/08 02:32 PM Re: Volitant [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
twosleepy Offline
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Registered: 02/28/08
Posts: 876
Loc: western NY
Sneakingly, creepingly,
some think annoyingly,
twosleepy comes in to
fix up the mess

made of a Spanish word,
guess that you never heard;
"frijole" does not ex-
ist; it's "frijol" no less!

Spanglishly, manglishly
statesians mess up in
trying to use words that
aren't English norm,

stumblingly, humblingly,
Even the best can learn
"-es" removes from the
plural noun form.


Wow! Did I write that?!? That was fun! Don't know if I followed all the rules, but I think so... This is a problem usually with "tamales", from which people want to make "tamale", but it doesn't exist; it's "tamal" in the singular. Since so many Spanish words end in vowels, those are easy; just remove the "s". Hope you enjoyed my mini-lesson! :0)

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#180373 - 11/17/08 03:18 PM Re: Volitant [Re: twosleepy]
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/24/02
Posts: 7210
Loc: Vermont
'njoying the lesson I
stand by my usage I
know that I've heard it a
time on TV

blame not me, uh-uh my
vocabularic pe-
culiar niceties
trump prescript'vies!
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formerly known as etaoin...

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#180374 - 11/17/08 04:12 PM Re: Volitant [Re: twosleepy]
BranShea Offline
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Registered: 06/23/06
Posts: 5283
Loc: Netherlands, the Hague
That's a mayor poem and lesson and Etaoin is making hashj from it. And you could have expected this sooner or later:

Dactylus! Dactylus!
Olleke bolleke
Tweemaal vier regels
Die rijmen aan 't slot

Kreet, thema, één woord met
Zeslettergrepigheid
Moeilijk te maken
Maar wat een genot! (borrowed)
----------
AKA: Olleke Bolleke
rebuso olleke
Olleke Bolleke............Knol! (nursery rhyme)

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#180392 - 11/18/08 07:43 AM scat [Re: BranShea]
Alex Williams Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 01/05/01
Posts: 1814
Loc: Spam Factory
Sniggley piggly
Ding dong a diggley
Wop bop a loo bop a-biddle bam bo

Widdley waddley
Sham-a-lama ding daddley
Hi de hi de hi de hi de hi de hi de hi de ho!

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#180393 - 11/18/08 08:27 AM Re: scat [Re: Alex Williams]
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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Registered: 06/24/02
Posts: 7210
Loc: Vermont
heh

I remember a similar bit of poetry on an episode of Night Court.
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#180405 - 11/18/08 02:58 PM Re: scat [Re: Alex Williams]
BranShea Offline
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Registered: 06/23/06
Posts: 5283
Loc: Netherlands, the Hague
Your elegant nursery rhyme proves to me once more that the Dutch language is fine for many things, but it does not sing.
The difference is obvious.

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#180411 - 11/18/08 04:41 PM Re: scat [Re: BranShea]
Coffeebean Offline
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Registered: 02/11/03
Posts: 725
Loc: Oregon, USA
I find the most difficult part of the Double Dactyl is finding the person's name in that meter. Here's one for today. You can tell I don't have enough work to do!!

Doodlewon Toodlewon
Jennifer Anniston:
Actress who played in a
Number of hits;

She tried to reconcile
Enthusiastically;
Later declared, “Brad, you’re
Really the PITTS.”

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#180417 - 11/18/08 08:58 PM Re: scat [Re: Coffeebean]
Jackie Offline

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Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 11610
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
[helpless laughter e]

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#180442 - 11/19/08 12:41 PM Re: Volitant [Re: Coffeebean]
Coffeebean Offline
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Registered: 02/11/03
Posts: 725
Loc: Oregon, USA
Originally Posted By: Coffeebean
Zippity Lippity
Catherine DeMedicis,
Looking to end the
religious divides,

Issued her Edict so
Idealistically;
Nevertheless many
Lost their poor hides.


Something made me think of Catherine DeMedicis a couple weeks ago. I don't even remember now what it was. But I thought: "Aha! A double dactyl could arise from this!" And I began to cogitate.

Actually, all I truly remembered about her from my school daze was that she was a ruthless woman and a poisoner. As you can see, after doing a little research, I decided to praise her for her good, yet futile, attempt to bring Catholics and Hugenots together.

So you see, wordplay is not only fun but educational. I learned things about her I had not known!

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#180488 - 11/22/08 11:55 AM Re: Double Dactyl [Re: Alex Williams]
Coffeebean Offline
old hand

Registered: 02/11/03
Posts: 725
Loc: Oregon, USA
Supiter Dupiter
Anakin Skywalker:
Jedi apprentice,
The Force was his guide;

He fought fantastically,
Telekinetically,
Bravely for Good 'til
Consumed by his pride.

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