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#207492 - 10/03/12 11:09 AM Re: One does what one must... [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
jenny jenny Offline
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smile See? That is how I want to learn to write Limericks...sweet, brief, and pointed, with a twist (or maybe I'll just plagiarize the Commando). smile

And Thank you, Commando, your absolution gives me the latitude to explain:
The old song bobbed up from the depths of my mind because the rhyme scheme and syllabic count was limerickic and I wanted to share this memory with the fine people who post here.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it. wink


Edited by jenny jenny (10/03/12 12:03 PM)

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#207493 - 10/03/12 12:07 PM Re: One does what one must... [Re: jenny jenny]
Rhubarb Commando Offline
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Loc: Lancaster, UK
I love "limerickic;" What a great word!!
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#207500 - 10/03/12 05:44 PM Re: Caffeine overload [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
A C Bowden Offline
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Registered: 10/22/10
Posts: 310
Loc: London, UK
I purchased a coffee dispenser
With settings of 'Mild' and 'Intenser';
My disquietude grew
As it oozed a foul brew
Because of a fault in the sensor.

FLUX – FLYING

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#207501 - 10/03/12 08:40 PM Re: Caffeine overload [Re: A C Bowden]
Candy Offline
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Registered: 09/21/10
Posts: 1705
Loc: down under
100% for that limerick AC
I must go make myself a coffee now smile



jenny jenny & Rhuby....first I've heard of that Barney person. I just googled him LOL.



I was struck by the origin of "Google". I'm inserting this from wikipedia

Following "The Goo-Goo Song" (1900), the word "Google" was introduced in 1913 in Vincent Cartwright Vickers' The Google Book, a children's book about the Google and other fanciful creatures who live in Googleland: "The Google has a beautiful garden which is guarded night and day. All through the day he sleeps in a pool of water in the center of the garden; but when the night comes, he slowly crawls out of the pool and silently prowls around for food."[8] Aware of the word's appeal, DeBeck launched his comic strip six years later, and the "goo-goo-googly" lyrics in the 1923 song "Barney Google" focused attention on the novelty of the word.
When mathematician and Columbia University professor Edward Kasner was challenged in the late 1930s to devise a name for a very large number, he asked his nine-year-old nephew, Milton Sirotta, to suggest a word. The youthful comic strip reader told Kasner to use "Google". Kasner agreed, and in 1940, he introduced the words "googol" and "googolplex" in his book, Mathematics and the Imagination. Milton Sirotta died in 1980. This is the term that Larry Page and Sergey Brin had in mind when they named their company in 1998, but they intentionally misspelled "googol" as "google," bringing it full circle right back to Billy DeBeck. In 2002, when Page set up a scanning device at Google to test how fast books could be scanned, the first book he scanned was Vickers' The Google Book.

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#207504 - 10/03/12 08:59 PM Re: Cook's lament [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
Candy Offline
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Registered: 09/21/10
Posts: 1705
Loc: down under
Egg-boiling gives me no kicks
For my culinary skills are just nix:
I feel such a ninny
When dressed in a pinny,
So I eat in a diner called, “Ricks!”


aw.....you are no Jamie Oliver then. Never mind, he dont 'ave your excellent word skills wink

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#207506 - 10/04/12 06:26 AM Coffee dispensing [Re: Jackie]
Rhubarb Commando Offline
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Registered: 11/13/11
Posts: 1074
Loc: Lancaster, UK
Great Limerick, A.C.! There is no doubt a t all that you are a welcome - and worthy - addition to our circle of rhymsters.


Edited by Rhubarb Commando (10/04/12 06:27 AM)
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#207507 - 10/04/12 06:30 AM Barny Google [Re: Candy]
Rhubarb Commando Offline
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Thanks for the background on Google, candy. I knew the song (or bits of it, anyway) but didn't know it's date or provenance. It has helped me to date the musical chair to 1926, which was the year my eldest brother wsa born and so was undoubtedly a christening gift. The chair, unfortunately, succumbed to woodworm and the musical box to rust, so I no longer have it.
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#207508 - 10/04/12 06:37 AM Memento Mori [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
Rhubarb Commando Offline
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Registered: 11/13/11
Posts: 1074
Loc: Lancaster, UK
Gather ye rosebuds whilst ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying
And the pond full of ducks
In a full state of flux
Whilst the rose on the thorn is a-dying!

(Ther you are, jj - you are not the only one to plagiarise when it suits the purpose!) laugh
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#207509 - 10/04/12 10:03 AM Re: Memento Mori [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
jenny jenny Offline
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Loc: Lower Aberdeen, Mississippi
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Maybenot, RC, but you are the only poet I know who's dastardly plagiarizing vastly improves that which has been stolen. smile

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#207510 - 10/04/12 11:14 AM Re: Memento Mori [Re: jenny jenny]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 6579
Loc: Land of the Flat Water
laugh
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