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#208941 - 01/11/13 06:02 PM Sparteye's Game II
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(continued from HERE)

1200-plus posts in a thread
makes the Internet slow down to Dead . (if you don't have a high-speed connection)
...so I've made it continue
...in this shortened venue.
We now proceed Full Steam Ahead.

The last words were (wait a minute, I'll go find out...)

Edit: Got 'em:
NATURALISM - NAVAL



Edited by Jackie (04/03/13 11:13 PM)

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#208950 - 01/12/13 12:37 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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This ain't a naturalism.
A schism or even a prism,
Where meaning's unstable.
Knowledge is naval,
It's all just a paralogism.

STEAM -SLOW (words got from wofa's post above - no dictionary around)

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#208951 - 01/12/13 12:56 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Avy]
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A farmer from south of Nantucket
Kept his cream in a large wooden bucket
His milking was slow
But his cheeks all aglow
And the steam from his nostrils said “ferget about it!”

Gazebo --- Geiger

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#208952 - 01/12/13 01:40 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: maverick]
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Wonderful Mav...


Edited by Avy (01/12/13 05:47 AM)

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#208958 - 01/12/13 06:47 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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A gazebo set up on the Eiger
And be-striped black and tan like a tiger
Would go over the edge -
Pushed right off of the ledge
By a quark too minute for a Geiger.

GLANCE - GLOSS


Edited by Capital Kiwi (01/12/13 07:03 AM)
Edit Reason: Computer crashed during the edit!
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#208961 - 01/12/13 08:42 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Capital Kiwi]
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Blighted love.

As I gave her a looong second glance
My thoughts turned, once more, to romance.
Will it make her cross
If I taste her lip-gloss?
I soon found I hadn’t a chance.

COSTAL - COUCHANT
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#208962 - 01/12/13 08:59 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Capital Kiwi]
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The hot gardening lass at the dance
Could tell with a cursory glance
That the man with the gloss
Of a hip mobster boss
Would soon try to get into her plants.

BREVET – BRIGHT

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#208963 - 01/12/13 09:03 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Tromboniator]
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Blast! You beat me! And I can't edit my post. Love this software.

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#208965 - 01/12/13 10:15 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Now, now, boys, no need to fight over li'l old me! blush
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#208966 - 01/12/13 10:51 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Capital Kiwi]
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Yes, Peter - I've also found that I can't edit. Goodness nows what's up.
Anyway, i'm glad that you sent yours in - it's a cracker!

And the others now have a choice of four words to use - Anyone fancy using all four? laugh


Edited by Rhubarb Commando (01/12/13 03:10 PM)
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#208967 - 01/12/13 10:55 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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That is odd ... I have no trouble editing.
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#208971 - 01/12/13 03:12 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Capital Kiwi]
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Hmmm. Very strange. I was able to open the last one with 'edit', but I have not been able to do so with any for the past few days. Maybe it was a temporary glitch.
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#208975 - 01/12/13 11:11 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Capital Kiwi]
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Lying couchant in a hostel,
Nursing a pain intercostal,
A soldier in the fight,
Wasn't feelin too bright,
He'd shoved a brevet up a nostril.



Edited by Avy (01/13/13 12:04 AM)

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#208976 - 01/12/13 11:15 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Ooops. Sorry about that.

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#208977 - 01/12/13 11:46 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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Tricked by brevet to pat the couchant lion on the head
Young Kim (not so bright) rubbed the lion's belly instead
The lion had rolled over (to put it blountly)
And said with his costals, "I sure am hungry"
(my last line is too gory; the last word rhymed with "dead")




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#208978 - 01/13/13 02:37 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: jenny jenny]
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Nothing is as boring as side games such as these. It really dulls the mind and brings on the yawn. The next batch/s of words is/are thrown open to those who will to create them or not - it does not matter to me. If it is my turn to create the words tell me, and i will create them. I prefer to play the poetry and challenge the mind, and not play cute personality based games and challenge other people's nastiness.


Edited by Avy (01/13/13 02:42 AM)

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#208979 - 01/13/13 07:05 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Avy]
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I'm glad this is said
it's been long in my head
a limerick is nice
only once maybe twice
butsnot for an eternal thread

with all due respect to you all

sleep

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#208980 - 01/13/13 07:35 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: BranShea]
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Thanks girls, for your kind and thoughtful opinions.
But remember; you doesn't have to play. laugh

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#208982 - 01/13/13 01:01 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: jenny jenny]
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#208983 - 01/13/13 03:40 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: jenny jenny]
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I know jenny jennie and I don't. Just felt like expressing my agreement with a fellow board member's opinion. smile

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#208993 - 01/13/13 10:56 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: BranShea]
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I don't either, usually. Thanks Bran. Much appreciate it. smile

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#209011 - 01/14/13 07:18 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Avy]
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BREVET - BRIGHT

A mere brevet poet am I,
And though others would pass this thread by,
I’ll do such as I might
To keep the flame bright -
Here’s two words so the thread shall not die

INCULCATE - INDENT
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#209013 - 01/14/13 07:19 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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I'm not sure what your problem(s) is/are. A limerick is a structure, not a cultural statement. It requires you to think through the rhymes while, at the same time, trying to make some sense and include the set words (in this case). It is a five-line poem. The content can be subtle and poetic or it can be a linguistic sledgehammer. As in all poetry. Years ago we used to play all kinds of poetry games here. This was one of the really fun ones.

I think I've made a mistake coming back. Easily rectified.
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#209015 - 01/14/13 07:23 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Capital Kiwi]
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As always, CapK, these plays suit some and not others. Those of us who enjoy get on with it and acknowlege that the others wish to stay away. Avy and Branny have stated their position . That's OK, at least we know why they don't take part, but the rest of us get onwith it and enjoy the contributions of non-participants to this thread in their valuable contributions on other ones.
I can't see that there is any problem, here!
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#209016 - 01/14/13 07:26 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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Ye cannot please all the people all of the time,
and some, never.

I try writing the limericks, but am not very good.
But I love reading them.

Donna' let the miserables drive ye away.
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#209032 - 01/15/13 03:37 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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I tried to inculcate each day
In my creditors, "Yes, I will pay."
Now my assets are spent
and my purse sides indent.
[Shrug.] My attitude: "Diem? Carpe!"

DETERMINATOR – DEVIL

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#209033 - 01/15/13 04:39 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Avy]
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If I've understood correctly (and I'm not sure I have), we're looking at two different issues here. I think, Avy, that your objection is not to limericks, but to maliciousness, venom, personal attacks, and I have no argument with you there. Bran, I'm not sure if your objection is to having a steady diet of limericks in this particular thread, or having them anywhere in the forum. Several of us, at least, thoroughly enjoy what we perceive as an invigorating challenge, and find the sharing of (perhaps alleged) wit stimulating. We can separate the threads, if you like, but I certainly have no desire to stop sharing limericks, nor do I object to anyone using any other form, whether sentence or sonnet, to keep Sparteye's Game alive and lively. Please set me straight if I'm off course here, PM if you prefer.

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#209054 - 01/15/13 12:29 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Tromboniator]
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From my point of view, Peter, you hit the nail on the head.
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#209060 - 01/15/13 01:27 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Me.three.
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#209066 - 01/15/13 01:44 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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Me, four* (with an asterisk)

* I just like to be different. blush

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#209101 - 01/16/13 11:04 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Tromboniator]
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The Devil was my Daddy, a blight on Earth's green crust
Then one day he did a kindness; I only felt disgust
What brought my strange determinator
To his kind act? (I understood later)
Forsooth: If you can't trust the Devil who can you trust?

FARD - FASCINATE

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#209102 - 01/17/13 12:10 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Tromboniator]
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Yes, Peter! You're right. That's what my objection is. The board used to be about the discussions and the topics and the games not about "rubbing people the wrong way subtly or overtly." Do stay*, Cap K. Take a break - it helps; or post less that also helps.

Edit: *only because the intelligent people still outnumber the ...umm... [add euphemism] ones.


Edited by Avy (01/17/13 01:00 AM)

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#209116 - 01/17/13 12:42 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Avy]
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Er, Ivy...not to mingle in your personal affairs, but don't you think your well-meant advice to Capt K should be given privately? I know that you "intelligent people" doesn't want to offend " the ...umm... [add euphemism] ones".

Of course not. smile

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#209117 - 01/17/13 12:50 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Avy]
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Originally Posted By: Avy
Yes, Peter! You're right. That's what my objection is. The board used to be about the discussions and the topics and the games not about "rubbing people the wrong way subtly or overtly." Do stay*, Cap K. Take a break - it helps; or post less that also helps.

Edit: *only because the intelligent people still outnumber the ...umm... [add euphemism] ones.





Sounds like a judgment call. Who determines who is and who is
not ....umm....[add euphemism] intelligent?
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#209119 - 01/17/13 01:12 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: jenny jenny]
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"Fard"? Is this the Sparteye's Game thread or the Hogwash thread ? ;-)

I know it's exceedingly hard
To fascinate fans of the Bard
...But if one day you wake up
...With much too much makeup
You haven't read well, and you're fard.

(Yes, I know, it's great stretch. But as Winnie-the-Pooh says, "It isn't brains, because You-know-why, Rabbit, but it comes to me sometimes...)

CAPUCIN -- CATERWAUL

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#209121 - 01/17/13 02:16 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Way down south in old Alabamee
The zealots dispute Darwin’s theory
But their caterwaul calls
Sounds like capucin balls
In reason’s sweet mangle – so cheery!

Transept - - - Translate

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#209122 - 01/17/13 07:07 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: maverick]
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Speaking as a southern Southerner I would like to say that I am sorely offended by Maverick's post. Damnit Maverick, the affectionnate of Alabama is not Alabamee it's Alabammy, like in Mammy, like in Al Jolson, like in proper upbringing.

How easy you forget: Charles Darwin was vindicated of all his heresies in the Tennessee monkey trial. But in compromise the judge let us keep on speaking in tongues and handling our snakes.


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#209123 - 01/17/13 07:50 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: jenny jenny]
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You're right of course, Miss jj, how could I so forget mahownsef? Please accept the humble apologies of someone writing, in a Forn Tung, with more haste to join the Bridge table than was seemly, decent and proper by the fine sensibilities you embody. smile

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#209128 - 01/18/13 12:25 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: maverick]
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Well, a remorseful man does touch my heart...

Yes, Mister Maverick (may I call you "Mav")
I will forgive you, Mav, but only if you stop playing that childish game you call Bridge and immediately begin growing a beard to cover your weak chin so you'll look more like General Stonewall Jackson.

You know what, dear Mav?
I think that this is the begining of a beautiful friendship.

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#209132 - 01/18/13 08:19 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Ah well, forget it. It's allright as it always will be. Wish you all a good day and a happy night.


Edited by BranShea (01/19/13 02:33 AM)

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#209133 - 01/18/13 08:59 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: jenny jenny]
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No we doesn't, Jenny Jenny.

No, I don't decide, but IMO you're intelligent Luke. Call me judgemental.


Edited by Avy (01/18/13 10:05 AM)

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#209138 - 01/18/13 11:49 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: BranShea]
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To Bran
If you don't like the thread, start your own instead of
policing the one that exists with your disdain. Some like
limericks, if you don't, go elsewhere, you do have a choice.
For the second or third time at least, obviously you visit
the thread posting anagrams without contributing any: if the anagrams are so trite, why don't you start
your own thread where everything will measure up to your own
standards, instead of policing the other threads and constantly
putting them down. We have a good time, and poof! you appear.
Again I ask you, who made you the police patrol?


Edited by LukeJavan8 (01/18/13 12:07 PM)
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#209139 - 01/18/13 11:53 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Avy]
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Originally Posted By: Avy
No we doesn't, Jenny Jenny.

No, I don't decide, but IMO you're intelligent Luke. Call me judgemental.



I don't speak textese, so your comment is lost on me: IMO?
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#209141 - 01/18/13 12:02 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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IMO - In My Opinion
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#209144 - 01/18/13 12:09 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
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Thanks Buff, now it makes sense.

Sorry if I offended you Avy. The problem with computers
we cannot see the people, and don't know how to take comments
sometimes with body language apparent.
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#209148 - 01/18/13 12:33 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Thanks Luke, your comments are always very edifying. Never mind this little argument, scrabble on and be happy!

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#209149 - 01/18/13 12:38 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: BranShea]
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Your sardonic and cynical comments are so refreshing.
Keep your badge shiny.
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#209153 - 01/18/13 06:05 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: LukeJavan8]
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When did this Camelot turn into a boxing match?

You're right. Now can we all declare victory and withdraw?

I'll offer to have the last word, so no one loses face.

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#209155 - 01/18/13 07:45 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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while we're all being hypercritical, you might want to consider this:

limerick - a form of comic verse consisting of five anapestic lines of which the first, second, and fifth have three metrical feet and rhyme together and the third and fourth have two metrical feet and rhyme together; that is aabba

IMHO, the game was much more challenging, and for that matter, much more fun when the form was followed; but that would require counting sylLAbles, or sumptin.

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#209156 - 01/18/13 08:44 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: BranShea]
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RT

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#209158 - 01/18/13 09:58 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Avy]
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First the Lost Dutchman's Goldmine attacked us, *
Then excessively watered the cactus. **
...Now I find with dismay
...That an Apple a day
Keeps the Doctor away from his practice ! ***

* One of the early text-only adventure games. Like Zork.
** If you did anything but the right thing all you saw was a saguaro cactus
*** Remember when there were no Macintosh computers, just an Apple II ?


(I won $10 once for submitting that to an early computer magazine, in 1983 or so. That's the same as Second Prize in a Beauty Contest !)

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#209175 - 01/19/13 10:28 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: maverick]
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The medieval peoples for Heaven did search
In transept cathedrals the heathens did worsh
Building their churches crossed shaped
As vehicles where souls could translate
Now every airplane flying is a cross shaped church

GNOSIS - GOAT

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#209176 - 01/19/13 10:39 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: tsuwm]
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> comic verse consisting of five anapestic lines


Hm, yes, it can be – but the form is not exactly set in concrete.

Personally, the structure I think most satisfying is:
Rhyme scheme: AABBA
Lines 1,2,5: 9 syllables in 3 amphibrachic feet
Lines 3,4: 6 syllables in 2 anapestic feet

The unity of triploid feet helps weld the thing together, but the variation in stress patterns makes for more interest. This gives the characteristic declamatory inversion of normal speech rhythm in the first line ~ “There WAS an/old MAN of/deVIZes….” The alteration to anapaest in the middle couplet has something of the same kind of effect that a couplet does in a 14 line sonnet, but sprung into the humorous conclusion of the final line with both rhythmic stress and final rhyme striking conclusively as a closing bell (apart from variation for more humorous effect!)

ymmv

and now we return you to your regular program...

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#209177 - 01/19/13 11:02 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: jenny jenny]
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There once was a preacher from Dickey
Whose long-growing gnosis was tricky:
He had discarded god
As a vindictive sod
But a goat’s love soon gained him a quickie!



now an easy lob:

GIRDLE - - - GIRL

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#209178 - 01/19/13 11:16 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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There once was a girl name of Myrtle
Who ran track and was facing a hurdle;
She ran and she jumped
but down she did thump,
being stopped at mid-leap by her girdle.


Somebody else please post new words for me--I can't get to my brick-and-mortar dictionary right now. Thanks.

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#209179 - 01/20/13 12:16 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Jackie]
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how about these, from W3:

GHOSTLIKE GIBBET

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#209180 - 01/20/13 03:23 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: tsuwm]
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With his feet through the floor of the gibbet,
A bit late to be urbane and glib, it
Was then his thirst spike
Caused the thought, so ghostlike:
"I could sure use a shot of Glenlibet."

CONFIDENTIAL – CONGO

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#209181 - 01/20/13 07:35 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Tromboniator]
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In a document marked 'Confidential',
The President wrote "It's essential
That the Congo's unrest
Should be quickly suppressed,
Or its spread could become exponential".

ENORMOUS – ENTANGLE

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#209188 - 01/21/13 08:18 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: A C Bowden]
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Bravo! Some real goodies smile

and isn't it interesting how the very constraints of form (and content) can light a spark of creativity?

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#209189 - 01/21/13 12:06 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: maverick]
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truly! grin
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#209190 - 01/21/13 12:17 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: maverick]
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Bob's updated widget, newfangl'd
Thru some kind of glitch got entangl'd
Once quite enormous
Now so informous
Said, "Sorry for being embrangl'd."


RUDDERLESS RULED


Edited by tsuwm (01/21/13 12:21 PM)
Edit Reason: embrangled scan-age

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#209192 - 01/21/13 06:49 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Bach certainly thought so!
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#209193 - 01/21/13 10:56 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: tsuwm]
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The second coming was to be the last going
With everyone knowing there was no return
A rudderless ship
Ruled Captainless
As a ship of fools enjoyed the last sojourn


HONK - HOODLUM

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#209201 - 01/22/13 03:01 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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At last ... the missing verse from "A Salty Dog" by Procol Harum! laugh Worth listening to!

Your limerick makes as much sense! Actually, they did this at Cropredy about eight years ago. Brought tears to my eyes. But I love this version of it, done with a choir and the Danish National Concert Orchestra somewhere in Denmark a couple of years ago.
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#209212 - 01/23/13 02:13 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Capital Kiwi]
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I thank you for the link. Wonderful.

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#209262 - 01/26/13 08:50 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Tromboniator]
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HONK -- HOODLUM

The hoodlum retired one fine day
And swore he'd keep temper at bay.
...But when traffic would pile up
...His ire would just rile up
With "Get the [HONK] outa my way !!"

APRICOT - ARRAS

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#209267 - 01/27/13 07:32 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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From the flux there's a potion to spare us;
Elude time, if we hide in the arras.
If we eat apricot,
And avoid smoking pot,
The result is: no runs, hits, nor eras*.

FOUR-STAR – FRAIDY-CAT

Click to reveal..
*Runs, hits, errors are basic baseball statistics.

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#209271 - 01/27/13 11:47 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Tromboniator]
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I like.
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#209273 - 01/27/13 01:00 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Tromboniator]
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I don't know, Luke. I think Trombone is slipping a deeper meaning into his well-crafted Limerick that almost passed over my head.

Think about the alternate meanings of flux, evading time, era, and apricot. See? Something is being said here that is lost with only a cursory reading.

Now rethink his ominous final line..."no hits, no runs, and no more eras" eek.

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#209275 - 01/27/13 01:11 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: jenny jenny]
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I guess I'd better spend some time on it, thanks.
Now Peter, if you are being bad........
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#209276 - 01/27/13 01:42 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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There's an alternate meaning for apricot?
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#209277 - 01/27/13 03:21 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
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laugh Well no, Buffalo alternately-known-as-etaoin, that was just my corny interjection of ironoclastic humor. As this is.

Sorry. smile

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#209278 - 01/27/13 03:27 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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ah, a balk.

;¬ )
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#209282 - 01/27/13 06:54 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
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Gosh. You want meaning? From me? At three o'clock in the morning?

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#209284 - 01/27/13 09:39 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Tromboniator]
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Not you, Tromb; jenny threw the balk. :¬ )
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#209285 - 01/27/13 10:01 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8
I guess I'd better spend some time on it, thanks.
Now Peter, if you are being bad........


And while I'm in denial: Me? Bad?

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#209292 - 01/28/13 12:39 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Tromboniator]
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I knew you weren't
a) in denial
b) being a bad boy.
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#209308 - 01/29/13 10:09 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Tromboniator]
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Fatty was a fraidy-cat, the smartest dumb kid alive,
Appointed himself a four-star General(couldn't count to five)
Ned in the first reader
He flunked, but even sweeter,
He tracked down Ned cut off his head and stopped Ned's wordy jive. smile

QUEEN - QUIT

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#209311 - 01/29/13 12:31 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Certainly not a"See Spot run" and the kids, whatever their names
were, sort of primer. But I likes.
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#209313 - 01/29/13 04:36 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: jenny jenny]
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Good one, jenny jenny. Here's mine:

The tough four-star test is renowned;
Some swimmers have tried it and drowned.
But the fraidy-cat version
Requires no immersion –
One star for just splashing around.

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#209317 - 01/29/13 06:42 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: A C Bowden]
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(You need to post a couple new words for the group, A.C.)
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#209318 - 01/29/13 07:04 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: LukeJavan8]
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jj did that.

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#209319 - 01/29/13 07:06 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: jenny jenny]
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In the '50s I fell for the queen
In a photo in LIFE magazine.
Now my lust will not quit,
Though I'm fed up with it.
It gets old, if you know what I mean.

KISSINGLY – KNAPSACK

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#209328 - 01/30/13 10:27 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Tromboniator]
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...twice.

I love to go awandering along the mountain track
And as I go I love to sing my knapsack on my back
There's no such thing as a figurative kiss
"Kissingly" has no place in rhymes like this

Val-deri Val-dera ha ha ha, my knapsack on my back laugh

DUD - DUFFER

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#209336 - 01/31/13 11:39 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: jenny jenny]
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One of my favorite songs back in Glee Club Days,
thanks for the Memory JJ.
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#209339 - 01/31/13 04:53 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: jenny jenny]
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If you're simply a bit of a duffer,
You can hide it if you're a good bluffer;
But if you're a real dud,
You're stuck in the mud,
And life will be quite a lot tougher.

KNIGHT – KNOTTY

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#209340 - 01/31/13 05:57 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: A C Bowden]
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Knotty Knight

A fiery knight hunting for the grail
lost a couple of stitches from his mail
his knotty re-knitting
just would not quite fit in
't made him slip from his quest and his trail


KALE - QUIDITTY

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#209341 - 01/31/13 06:14 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: BranShea]
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KALE - QUIDITTY

..from the pages of the world's shortest dictionary! grin

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#209364 - 02/02/13 05:59 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: tsuwm]
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To be specific on this quick random choice , the Collins 2007 (1871 pages) weighs 8lb 13.096oz which is a lot of potatoes.

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#209365 - 02/02/13 06:21 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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but it goes from K to Q in one page?
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#209366 - 02/02/13 11:46 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: BranShea]
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Ah, kale, sweet kale, what bitter memories you won't foretell
Cow cabbbage, collard greens, spring greens, hungry gap, Jersey rape kale.
Unbelievably undesirable
Unthinkably indigestible
By a mutual quiddity kale is only eaten down in Hell
smile

DEPONE - DERANGE


Edited by jenny jenny (02/03/13 12:39 AM)

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#209368 - 02/03/13 05:17 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
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Originally Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu
but it goes from K to Q in one page?

Oh, I see I hit the Roolz. I thought the K-sound of the Q would be good enough, but........ cheers from C.C. grin



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#209369 - 02/03/13 09:19 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: jenny jenny]
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OK, Then why not POSTPONE DEPONE - DERANGE and make it KALE - KARAT?

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#209370 - 02/03/13 11:35 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: jenny jenny]
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Originally Posted By: jenny jenny
Ah, kale, sweet kale, what bitter memories you won't foretell
Cow cabbbage, collard greens, spring greens, hungry gap, Jersey rape kale.
Unbelievably undesirable
Unthinkably indigestible
By a mutual quiddity kale is only eaten down in Hell
smile

DEPONE - DERANGE




Great laugh
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#209425 - 02/05/13 07:35 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: BranShea]
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If you haven't the stomach to bear it,
Add some gold to your meal to repair it:
If a salad of kale
Makes you shake and turn pale,
All it takes is to throw in a karat.

---------------------

The old cowpoke strode up to depone
On the salesman he'd killed with a stone.
"Caused my head to derange.
Tried to make me exchange
My Colt six-shooter for an iPhone."

LOPE – LOTTERY

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#209426 - 02/05/13 07:39 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Tromboniator]
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Oops! Used those already. I'll be back.

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#209427 - 02/05/13 07:47 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Tromboniator]
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PART-TIMER – PASSÉ

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#209449 - 02/07/13 01:15 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Tromboniator]
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A part-timer, limerick rhymer, was Oppenheimer
Who became insane when his poems became passe
A social climber
An atom diviner
He invented a bomb to blow the world away.

FIZZLE - FLARE

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#209452 - 02/07/13 04:59 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: A C Bowden]
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Thank you A C Bowden for providing the words that really threw a spark to make me do a limerick.

Thank you Tromboniator for two good limericks.

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#209456 - 02/07/13 08:47 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: BranShea]
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My pleasure.

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#209479 - 02/09/13 02:45 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Tromboniator]
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Outside's a monotonous drizzle
With clouds of a boring, dull grizzle
I felt near to despair,
So I lit up a flare
And a sparkler to watch them all fizzle.

Dunno if you have 'sparklers' your side of the pond? They're a silvery-grey, bullrush-shaped blob on the end of a wire, which you light up and they burn with a bright, sparkling light as you wave them around. Great fun! Kids like me love them.
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#209481 - 02/09/13 06:38 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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[quote=Rhubarb Commando]
Dunno if you have 'sparklers' your side of the pond?/quote]

Had 'em when I was a kid, but I haven't seen any in decades. Probably illegal now.

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#209483 - 02/09/13 07:59 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Tromboniator]
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Probably illegal? Could be but we are so behind the
rest of the world that I would not know. But I saw
some last July Fourth.
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#209486 - 02/10/13 02:35 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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Originally Posted By: Rhubarb Commando
Outside's a monotonous drizzle
With clouds of a boring, dull grizzle
I felt near to despair,
So I lit up a flare
And a sparkler to watch them all fizzle.


"What a strange thing!
To be alive
beneath cherry blossoms"
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#209489 - 02/10/13 12:16 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Sorry, forgot to give two more words - again. frown

TURBOT - TURN
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#209492 - 02/10/13 01:53 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Tromboniator]
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Originally Posted By: Tromboniator
[quote=Rhubarb Commando]
Dunno if you have 'sparklers' your side of the pond?/quote]

Had 'em when I was a kid, but I haven't seen any in decades. Probably illegal now.


Not illegal here. Actually they're one of the few types of fireworks that can be bought at a regular store, such as a grocery store around the 4th of July. WE bought several boxes this year and still have some around. Lit a few the other night at a party!
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#209494 - 02/10/13 04:04 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
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Originally Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu
Originally Posted By: Tromboniator

Probably illegal now.


Not illegal here.

Just an offhand, cynical remark. No reason to believe it's true.

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#209495 - 02/10/13 04:19 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
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My remark, not yours!

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#209496 - 02/10/13 05:31 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Tromboniator]
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Either way - sparklers are the last remnant of legal fireworks in many places in New England, or at least here ( = Massachusetts). Anything else you hear around here- and there is plenty - was probably imported from the South, or perhaps China.

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#209498 - 02/10/13 06:27 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Tromboniator]
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Originally Posted By: Tromboniator
Originally Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu
Originally Posted By: Tromboniator

Probably illegal now.


Not illegal here.

Just an offhand, cynical remark. No reason to believe it's true.


heh

no worries!
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#209516 - 02/11/13 05:18 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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You can still buy all sorts of fireworks in UK - bangers, riackets, Roman Candles, Goblin Moines, etc, etc. When I was a kid, these were just for November 5th (Guy Fawkes Day, celebrating the burnig of the stake of the catholic terrorist who tried to blow up King James I of England (& VI of Scotland)and Parliament - almost enough to make me convert from atheism to catholicism!

But, increasingly, fireworks are moving into the hands of professionals who put on slendid firework shows, lasting half an hour and getting through several thousnad pounds-worth of gunpowder and chemicals which pollute the atmosphere as much as a motorway with four solid lanes of traffic for an hour.
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#209540 - 02/12/13 12:27 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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The recent movie "Neverland" with Charlie Roe as Peter,
has a scene concerning ' penny for the Guy".
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#209541 - 02/12/13 12:27 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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A turbot in every pot, a drink for every sot
Said the Queen who wasn't mean...well, not a lot
Give us cake, the riffraff said
In turn she said, off your head
Merry England wasn't very merry; merry it was not.

KAFKAESQUE - KARMA

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#209543 - 02/12/13 12:43 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: jenny jenny]
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I'm looking forward to the limerick with those two words.
Good choice JJ.
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#209589 - 02/16/13 12:53 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: jenny jenny]
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Some folks swear that my life's Kafkaesque.
Others doubt it: "Self-conscious burlesque."
It won't do any harm, a
Small effect on my karma
If I keep a cockroach on my desk.

ROSE – ROTATORY

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#209590 - 02/16/13 11:21 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Tromboniator]
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Cheers, you did it,Peter!
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#209591 - 02/16/13 12:50 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Tromboniator]
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Just so, Trombo. Any man who sees good in a cockroach is a friend of mine. Just don't invite me over. smile

Perfect limerick.

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#209592 - 02/16/13 05:05 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: jenny jenny]
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Brilliant, Peter! I've been trying - and failing - to get a limerick round these for days! Congratulations.
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#209595 - 02/16/13 06:21 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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Thank you all. I was here when jj posted the pair, and it was a struggle, until suddenly it wasn't.

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#209601 - 02/17/13 07:32 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Tromboniator]
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A young ballerina called Rose
Would rise on the points of her toes
In her father's conservatory
And, with movements rotatory,
Sink into a beautiful pose.

DISCLAIMER - DISCREET
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#209603 - 02/17/13 10:39 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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A vignette in motion in the form of a poem.
What a lovely and moving thought.

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#209608 - 02/17/13 12:19 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: jenny jenny]
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Thank you kindly, Ma'am.
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#209654 - 02/20/13 01:22 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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Whenas in silk my Julia goes she goes so sweet
Yo' Bro' dats my ho' makes her bread in dis street
Back fifteen I follow dis slut
B.I.G. don't watch her big round butt
A gangster banger gotta disclaimer when in discreet

HANDSPRING - HANGMAN

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#209659 - 02/20/13 04:18 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Pistorius, with blades but no feet
Put four shots in his girlfriend – dead meat
So he thought he’d just blame her
- A burglar disclaimer
Which was hardly discrete or discreet!

Wrote this in my head on the way to work this morning. Jenny's put up new words so I won't.
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#209660 - 02/20/13 06:57 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Capital Kiwi]
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Good one, Capfka - and sooooo topical!
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#209665 - 02/20/13 11:50 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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And I'll piggyback on that. So current.
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#209667 - 02/20/13 04:19 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: LukeJavan8]
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HANDSPRING – HANGMAN

As a hangman, old Pierrepoint was best.
He sent over 400 to rest:
Once he’d done each one in
He’d go back to is Inn*,
And do handsprings to expand his chest.


* Albert Pierrepoint, Britain's last public executioner, when he wasn't administering "justice" to those deemed best dead by the court, ran a pubblic house, the Rose and Crown, just outside Preston, Lancashire - about 24 miles from where I live.
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#209668 - 02/20/13 04:23 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Love it. The only executioner more famous was Jack Ketch ...

And, oy! Where are the next two words?


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#209669 - 02/20/13 05:19 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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Very nice, Rhuby, in a long=necked sort of way.
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#209670 - 02/20/13 06:26 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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shocked O' how Albert could regale his customers at the Rose and Crown with food and drink. And I bet his gallows humor jokes were the funniest jokes going before knock-knock. Like...

Knock, knock
RC: Who's there?
Tunny
RC: Tunny who?
Give us tunny words or we'll go get Albert. shocked

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#209672 - 02/21/13 02:15 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Very nice, Rhuby, in a long=necked sort of way.


The story could be true but it's a stretch.

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#209680 - 02/21/13 06:44 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Many thanks, comrades
and the next two words are:-

SIXAIN - SKETCH
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#209684 - 02/21/13 07:49 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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A sixain’s a bit of a stretch
A limerick’s five lines just a sketch
But to turn a six line
Into a limerick is fine –
Just get one line lopped off by Jack Ketch!

Nothing like carrying a theme through, is there ...

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#209690 - 02/21/13 11:13 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Capital Kiwi]
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As Buff S says: "heh,heh"
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#209693 - 02/21/13 12:30 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Getting a bit hung up n this theme, aren't we?
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#209785 - 02/25/13 12:37 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Capital Kiwi]
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I sit here on a riverbank to compose a ribald rhyme
The lush greenery distracts the riparian scene sublime
Stupid nature just grows
Mindlessly grows and grows
Then I remember that I am as well a part of the slime

UNDULATION - UNFOLD

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#209798 - 02/26/13 05:57 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: jenny jenny]
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THE VOYEUR

Her bright blue eyes and golden tress,
Soft undulations ’neath her dress,
He looks upon, with gaze so bold -
And waits to see her drapes unfold

FOLIATE - FOOD
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#209805 - 02/26/13 01:30 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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... er, where's the limerick then, matey? You pulling some Scouser trick on us then?
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#209807 - 02/26/13 05:05 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Capital Kiwi]
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:)))) Sometimes a man gets poetical and it might not even as well be spring....

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#209810 - 02/26/13 05:35 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: BranShea]
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Limerick is not a strict rule - and never has bin, culley. I have broken out into sixtrains and iambic pentameteters in the past, if the sentimeent of the topic demands it. This is the first time I've used a Khayyamic quatrain, but.
So there! :)-
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#209813 - 02/26/13 09:48 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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Not to change the subject but... is that form a Kayyamic quatrain or rather a Fitzgerald-translationic quatrain? I know most of Homer in English is iambic pentameter but the original Greek, IIRC, was dactylic hexameter. What did Omar write in?

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#209817 - 02/27/13 09:48 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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Perfect form and message.
With the read I became the voyeur.
Thank you, Commando.

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#209820 - 02/27/13 12:08 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: jenny jenny]
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It is Fitgeraldian - almost. Strictly speaking, the rhymes whould be A, A, B, A.

It could more properly have read:-

Her bright blue eyes and tresses gold,
He looks upon, with gaze so bold;
Soft undulations ’neath her dress:
He waits to see her drapes unfold


Edited by Rhubarb Commando (02/27/13 12:11 PM)
Edit Reason: add rewritten masterpiece
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#209824 - 02/27/13 02:49 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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Yeah but I wonder; is there a ear here that can't hear with the eye the clear superiority of the first?

Fixed structures restrict Art. smile

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#209825 - 02/27/13 03:39 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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True Art is to transcend the restrictions of the fixed structures. (discuss!
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#209827 - 02/27/13 05:54 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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True Art is to transcend the restrictions of the fixed structures. (discuss!
Uh, didn't I just say that? confused

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#209828 - 02/27/13 06:26 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: jenny jenny]
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Well, jj, my hearin' ain't that a-cute, I guess, but what I heerd wus that you-all said,
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#209829 - 02/27/13 06:27 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Well, jj, my hearin' ain't that a-cute, I guess, but what I heerd wus that you-all said, wus -
"Fixed structures restrict Art."
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#209834 - 02/28/13 01:51 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: jenny jenny]
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Originally Posted By: jenny jenny
Fixed structures restrict Art. smile


All generalizations are wrong! wink

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#209837 - 02/28/13 03:25 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Tromboniator]
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smile Yeahbut your generalizations, Trombonator; are the most wrongest in transliteration. Tighten up. smile

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#209839 - 02/28/13 04:19 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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Well, jj, my hearin' ain't that a-cute, I guess, but what I heerd wus that you-all said, wus -
"Fixed structures restrict Art."

See how it goes when you turn it around. Art restricts fixed structures. The "truth"
lies somewhere in between.

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#209861 - 03/01/13 11:48 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: BranShea]
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Yeah bigmouth, now what? Hunting Season ended yesterday and you're still up this damn tree trying to bag a deer. Where's Jessie? He's in the lodge, eating cracking cornbread and drinking Sweet Lucy whiskey while I ain't et since Thursday.

"I'll eat when I climb down from the damn treestand to get the nine point food that I shot", my bigmouth had said.

This is my third day in the tree. I'm hungry, I'm thirsty, I'm hallucinating. Last night I dreamed that fat and well antlered deer were everywhere, behind each bush, up in the tree, even flying about in the sky. Then I woke up to a gray sky and empty woods. But wait! Not fifty yards away in the foliage I heard a russle. The evergreen leaves moved slightly as the deer came closer. I raised my Remmington and fired and heard a scream. Hmm, I thought, deer don't scream.

"Oh Sweet Jesus" I cried. "I've shot Jessie!"

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#209862 - 03/01/13 02:59 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: jenny jenny]
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A great short story, jj, I loved it - close to the objective but, I fear, no cigar! the second word was FOLIATE, not FOLIAGE

So, this one is still open, I believe?
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#209864 - 03/01/13 03:34 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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Wait! wait! Jessie was just wounded not dead. shocked

Oh well, go ahead, make my day; maybe you'll mess up too. smile

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#209865 - 03/01/13 03:55 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Sweet jj - remeber the words of Baden-Powell: " The [person] who never made a mistake, never made anything!"

So far as I'm concerned, well; mistakes [shrug] I've made a few; but then, again, too few to mention. laugh
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#209867 - 03/01/13 07:04 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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Sweet jj...So far as I'm concerned,

well; mistakes [shrug] I've made a few; but then, again, too few to mention. laugh


Listen loverboy, I've been to picture shows and indoor dances. You can't fool me. You stole that pick-up line from Frank Sinatra...

Regrets, I've had a few
But then again, too few to mention
I did what I had to do and saw it through without exemption
I planned each charted course, each careful step along the byway
And more, much more than this, I did it my way


I have the record. grin

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#209871 - 03/02/13 05:47 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: jenny jenny]
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Listen loverboy

Obviously grin , you stole this one from Lauren Bacall in the 1942 movie 'Casablanca'.

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#209872 - 03/02/13 06:24 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: BranShea]
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Listen loverboy

Obviously grin , you stole this one from Lauren Bacall in the 1942 movie 'Casablanca'.


Yes dear BranShea; good lines, I've stole a few [shrugs] but then, again, to few to mention.
So I won't.
Unless I'm caught, and put in detention. frown

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#209873 - 03/02/13 06:43 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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laugh
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#209877 - 03/02/13 11:43 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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(that's the teacher in me)
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#209878 - 03/02/13 12:41 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: BranShea]
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>Obviously , you stole this one from Lauren Bacall in the 1942 movie 'Casablanca'.

s'long as we're getting all pedantic here, Lauren Bacall was never in Casablanca, not even the tragically flawed remake featuring the young Kevin Bacon as Sam.

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#209880 - 03/02/13 02:31 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: tsuwm]
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Bacall, Bergman, it's the same thing.

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#209881 - 03/02/13 02:53 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: tsuwm]
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This time loverboy, I wasn't pedantic enough to even look it up.
"The big Sleep" or "Key largo" it's all the same. I just made it up. (as long as it got Humphrey Bogard in it) smirk

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#209882 - 03/02/13 03:50 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: BranShea]
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This has been a fascinating exchange of ideas and philosophies - which is what this Board is all about - but to bring you back to reality (on this thread, at least!) the current words for the next entrant are :-

FOLIATE - FOOD
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#209885 - 03/02/13 08:26 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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Ok, RC, but not me.
The last time I tried to do FOLIATE - FOOD
"I screwed up my words up and down and back to Hell" *

* I think this is a quote from My Fair Lady. frown

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#209886 - 03/03/13 05:12 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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If at first you don't succeed - try sucking eggs!
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#209887 - 03/03/13 09:59 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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I never liked eggs until I tried sucking eggs
Sucking eggs suck because they don't have leggs
They hide in forest foliate
And attach to certain vertebrates
Yum...pick'em and boil'em, but don't eat the dregs

Now...

APE - APOLITICAL

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#209888 - 03/03/13 10:50 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: jenny jenny]
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I never liked eggs until I tried sucking eggs
Sucking eggs suck because they don't have leggs
They hide in forest foliate
And attach to certain vertebrates
Yum...pick'em and boil'em, but don't eat the dregs

Now...


bzzzt! this may be about food, but it doesn't contain the word food.

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#209890 - 03/03/13 06:10 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: tsuwm]
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EeK eek eek! Dumb dumb dumb. Help me tsuwm, I'm losing my once good mind. shocked

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#209891 - 03/03/13 10:06 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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when the trees begin to foliate
and young hearts begin to agitate
it means just one thing
once again has come spring
stock up on food before it's too late

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#209901 - 03/04/13 02:37 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: tsuwm]
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Thanks tsuwm, you saved me from a second embarrassment.
Now if you will kindly suppy the two words needed to continue this thread you will be our Humphrey DeForest Bogart. smile

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#209902 - 03/04/13 03:48 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: jenny jenny]
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APRICITY ARISTOLOGY

(from the pages of the wwftd dictionary wink )

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#209903 - 03/04/13 06:15 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: tsuwm]
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a peach enjoying a spell of apricity
only shortly could live this warming felicity
the brotherhood of aristology
took quick care of its pathology
and then granted the fruit authenticity

MEWL MORTADELLA

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#209907 - 03/05/13 05:56 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: BranShea]
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A great poem, Branny - and you don't even like limericks!

Here's a hymn to Italian Food:


The mortadella’s smoky flavour
Is one I’m delighted to savour;
So don’t mewl or puke
If that’s what I cook
Try it – it’s bound to find favour!

EVANGELICAL - EVEREST
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#209909 - 03/05/13 02:23 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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It was the challenge made me betray my solemn oath. Lancashire alas is too high up there to make a dinner call. smile

On with the good shepherd's work.

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#209916 - 03/05/13 11:25 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: BranShea]
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English cheek knows no bounds they name our things in English
The tallest things of other's are named in English's veriest.
Some call it Deodungha
Some call it Chomolunga
Me being evangelical I refuse to call it Mount Everest .

HOUSE ORGAN - HUH

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#209949 - 03/09/13 01:29 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: jenny jenny]
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In proofreading our staff media
The new editor sneered with a "Huh!"
Seems I'd spoiled our house organ,
So got sacked by this gorgon
Just because I'd misspelled the word "the."

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#209955 - 03/09/13 10:09 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Tromboniator]
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Damned wench! Does not the gorgon know that you are an AWAD award-winning limerickist? Make that gorgon beech cite the rule for the spoken use of "thee" or "thuh" for the written "the".

As for me here is a song by Rice Miller I use as a mnemonic...*

There was an animal called the goat, he butted his way on the Supreme Court
"Let him go, please, please, let him go"
'cause he worked so hard you can't use him in yo' court no mo'
Judge give him five hours to get out of town, he got five miles down the road and committed another crime
That's when the high sheriff happened to be caming along, and caught the billy goat eating up the old farmer's corn
High sheriff takes the billy goat to the county jail, but the desk sergeant said "I'll go his bail"
Let him go.


* thee thuh



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#209959 - 03/10/13 12:55 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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re. jj

Is it worth asking what you're on about? Only one of those "the"s is usually thee, and you marked it with the wrong color, if I'm interpreting your legend correctly.
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#209965 - 03/11/13 10:01 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
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Originally Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu
re. jj

Is it worth asking what you're on about? Only one of those "the"s is usually thee, and you marked it with the wrong color, if I'm interpreting your legend correctly.

I dunno Buffalo, I guess it is worth whatever you determine.
I used Rice Miller's lyrics to suggest determinates for the two everyday enunciations of the word "the"...
1) our regional and local manners of speaking
2) the as thee specific directive and the as thuh not-so specific
3) thuh casual as opposed to thee formal
4) for lyrical reasons
But mainly to emphasize that there are no rules for correctly pronouncing "the".
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#209966 - 03/11/13 10:11 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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OK, I agree that we don't need no steenkin' roolz but -
over this side of the pond, the general practice, even in 'street-talk', is that words starting with a vowel sound are preceded by 'thee' and all others by 'thuh.' That is not what your colourful example, above, shows (as Buff rightly says.)
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#209968 - 03/11/13 11:12 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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The "rule" I learned was "thee" before a vowel, "thuh" otherwise, with, of course, a few exceptions. (There are always exceptions...)

As RC says.


Edited by Buffalo Shrdlu (03/11/13 11:12 AM)
Edit Reason: I missed the next page...
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#209970 - 03/11/13 11:23 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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Originally Posted By: Rhubarb Commando
OK, I agree that we don't need no steenkin' roolz but -
over this side of the pond, the general practice, even in 'street-talk', is that words starting with a vowel sound are preceded by 'thee' and all others by 'thuh.' That is not what your colourful example, above, shows (as Buff rightly says.)



I've always subscribed to the same, except "thee" when
used in emphasis: "That was the (thee) best dinner I've ever had".
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#209971 - 03/11/13 01:00 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Well now boys, is not sectional diversity wonderful? How rigid are the (pronounced thuh) uh, arbitrary rules over in England and how richly is the (pronounced thee or thuh according to whim) English Language used here in the ever-evolving southern South.

Here, you see, we drawl but conserve our words. Nuance, pitch, so forth, and et cetera are all incorporated into a mishmash of meanings and this is why our words are alive and yours are becoming dead. laugh

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#209973 - 03/11/13 03:01 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: jenny jenny]
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how richly is the (pronounced thee or thuh according to whim) English Language used here in the ever-evolving southern South.


That's why the rest of the world some little once in a while has a hard time reading you.

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#209984 - 03/12/13 09:03 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: BranShea]
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Maybe, Branshe. Or perhaps they are just stolid. smile

Jump Donald Trump you are slipping in the ratings
Find a frump Donald Trump the ratings are abating
Tryst her hire her
Admire her fire her
Hump Donald Trump the whole wide world is waiting

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#210046 - 03/16/13 08:02 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: jenny jenny]
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There once was a world-famous heiress
Who flew off to party in Paris.
She fell in with a hepcat
Who pampered her, 'cep' that
His acts were designed to embarrass.

COOKIE – COPILOT

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#210075 - 03/21/13 03:40 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Tromboniator]
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The Copilot was the vet the pilot was the rookie
Their mission: Bomb the munitions plant at Kwazooki
The pilot had a boxlunch; a chicken and a cookie
The co-pilot's lunch was to bomb the plant at Kwazooki
He said:
"Lookie, Zero, nine oclock!" and stole the rookie's cookie.

FARMER - FATALITY

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#210076 - 03/21/13 10:49 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: jenny jenny]
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#210115 - 03/26/13 02:37 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: jenny jenny]
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There was once, in a rustic locality,
A sodbuster of utmost banality.
Thought himself a great charmer,
This troglodyte farmer.
His results were cupidic fatality.

AD LIB – ADROIT

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#210118 - 03/26/13 11:49 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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I can just picture an amorous trogodite farmer.
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#210129 - 03/27/13 12:39 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Tromboniator]
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In Detroit John Lee was adroit singing Boogie Children
Papa told Mama let that boy boogie-woogie while he's willing
After a bottle at the crib
John Lee Hooker did ad lib:
One scotch, one bourbon, one beer before singing Boogie Children

METAPHOR - METEOR


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#210144 - 03/28/13 03:42 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: jenny jenny]
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The philosopher said, “I’ve ne’er met a more
Appropriate trope for a metaphor
Than this visit from space,
Which approaches apace,
Of an apocalyptical Meteor.”
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#210155 - 03/28/13 08:39 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: jenny jenny]
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"Meteoric", when followed by "rise",
With the metaphor that it implies,
Seems quite out of place.
Having journeyed through space,
A meteor falls from the skies.

ORGY – ORIGIN

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#210166 - 03/29/13 02:22 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: A C Bowden]
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#210172 - 03/30/13 12:07 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: A C Bowden]
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Willy paid for a spot at the orgy,
For an evening both sexy and gorgy.
His dough's fake origin –
A check signed "Ho Chi Minh "–
Got him wasted for passing a forgy.

CITY FATHER – CLANDESTINE

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#210174 - 03/30/13 10:03 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Tromboniator]
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If you're looking for justice don't bother
If a clandestine man is your city father
He has but one plan
A plan with three hands
The judge, the city father, his daughter.

GLACIAL EPOCH - GLUE

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#210184 - 03/31/13 10:43 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: jenny jenny]
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The last glacial epoch was grim:
The ice piling up to the brim
Put the Earth in a stew;
Dinosaurs turned to glue
And the chance of survival was slim.

SUFFOCATE - SUIT
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#210192 - 03/31/13 05:22 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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Weeeeeeeeeeell, the last glacial period ended about 1 X 10^4 years ago, and the dinosaur extinction was 6.6 X 10^7, but I guess if we can’t allow poetic license in a limerick… grin

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#210193 - 03/31/13 11:22 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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Originally Posted By: Rhubarb Commando
The last glacial epoch was grim:
The ice piling up to the brim
Put the Earth in a stew;
Dinosaurs turned to glue
And the chance of survival was slim.

SUFFOCATE - SUIT


Trombonate,
What do we see when birds congregate? Dinosaurs
Trombonate,
What lines did the Ice almost terminate? Mine'n yores.
CO2ppm dropped to sixty-eight
At fifty-five all plants suffocate
Trombonate,
Global Warming suits me fine how 'bout you Dinosaurs? laugh

MAGIC - MADMAN

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#210194 - 04/01/13 09:12 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: jenny jenny]
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Once, life was entirely pelagic;
Then land beasts developed by magic.
It led to humanity,
Madman's insanity,
Greed, war, extinction...How tragic!

REIN – RELATIVE

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#210201 - 04/01/13 07:44 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: A C Bowden]
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Nice work. I had gotten as far as "pelagic" in my attempt, then got called away by a deadline.

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#210211 - 04/02/13 07:23 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Tromboniator]
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Thank you.

By the way, I suggest that the rather lengthy title of this thread be changed to something snappier, e.g. "Sparteye's Game II".

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#210230 - 04/02/13 09:42 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: A C Bowden]
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I agree AC, maybeso wofahulicodoc can make the change.
Will ya, Wofa?

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#210233 - 04/03/13 07:05 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: jenny jenny]
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Dunno. I've seen ways to change the text of posts I've made but never the names of threads. Maybe a Moderator can, or perhaps it requires the Grand Moderatrix.

Jackie? Do your powers go that far? There's a motion on the floor to change the title of this thread to "Sparteye's Game II." Is this do-able?

Of course, we always have Plan B available, which would be to close out this thread and continue on a new one, perhaps to be called "Sparteye's Game III"...

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#210235 - 04/03/13 11:29 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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When Anagrams reach 100 posts we get a notice and start
a new name, don't we wofa? Why not here?


Edited by LukeJavan8 (04/03/13 11:30 AM)
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#210238 - 04/03/13 09:46 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Actually I've been restarting them at one thousand posts, believe it or not. Which is the reason I renewed this one; it had gotten up to 1200. (Consider what that means about the thread "Anagrams VIII" !)

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#210239 - 04/03/13 11:18 PM Sparteye's Game II [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Well--I Edited the OP but saw that the change didn't carry over to other posts. AFIK, any Reply can change the title. Eh?

I got back home from rehab yesterday with my new knee; haven't had a great deal of time to be online yet.

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#210240 - 04/04/13 12:04 AM Re: Sparteye's Game II [Re: Jackie]
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Speedy recovery Jackie.
Nice to see you back.

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#210241 - 04/04/13 02:11 AM Re: Sparteye's Game II [Re: Jackie]
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A few minutes here would bring anyone to their knees. Nice to see you, Jackie!

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#210244 - 04/04/13 11:36 AM Re: Sparteye's Game II [Re: Tromboniator]
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#210245 - 04/04/13 11:39 AM Re: Sparteye's Game II [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Glad you're back, Jackie. I hope the procedure wasn't too uncomfortable/painful and that you will soon be high-kickin' again!
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#210246 - 04/04/13 02:19 PM Re: Sparteye's Game II [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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Welcome back, Jackie, and thanks for fixing the title.

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#210247 - 04/04/13 02:39 PM Re: Sparteye's Game II [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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For those who wish to rein-in the lofty rein of man
Remember that man-so-kind is Nature's only plan
Lo, the tree; a much loved relative
Dumb though; only barely cognitive
Who can stop the Ice Age and the Comet? __ Only Man.


elan - effete

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#210275 - 04/05/13 07:44 PM Re: French pronunciation lesson [Re: jenny jenny]
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Effete Paris types say élan
With a nasal sound as in penchant.
Southern Frenchmen say -an
To rhyme with 'Cézanne'.
Répétez les mots, mes enfants!

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#210276 - 04/05/13 07:50 PM Re: French pronunciation lesson [Re: A C Bowden]
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Next two words:

MAGGOT – MAGNETIC

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#210336 - 04/08/13 05:47 PM MAGGOTS and MAGNETS [Re: A C Bowden]
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Many multi-million maggots will morph this spring to fly
Horny humpers and eager rumpers; magnetic sex in the sky
Do the math:
Each female begets 100 and they beget every hour
Soon we run out of room (100 to the 100th power)
And tho' you'll think there's more than that in July - some will die.



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#210338 - 04/08/13 08:12 PM SPARTEYE'S GAME II : Two new words [Re: jenny jenny]
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OVERRULE - OUTRUN

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#210399 - 04/12/13 06:16 PM Re: SPARTEYE'S GAME II : Two new words [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Thanks, y'all. I am being forcibly reminded that I do much better if I take the pain reliever regularly whether I seem to need it or not.

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#210442 - 04/14/13 09:09 PM Re: SPARTEYE'S GAME II : Courtroom courser [Re: jenny jenny]
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OUTRUN-OVERRULE

The judge said, "I'll not overrule
The piffle proffered by this fool.
Though his tongue can outrun
Swiftest sense, he's my son,
And he's just gotten out of law school.

GRUFF – GUARDSMAN

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#210457 - 04/16/13 08:03 AM Re: Aural fortitude [Re: Tromboniator]
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The officer's voice sounded gruff:
"A soldier needs ears that are tough.
For a Guardsman to stifle
The noise of his rifle
Is quite frankly not good enough."

GANTRY – GARDEN

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#210459 - 04/16/13 09:56 AM Nursery rhymes re-told. [Re: A C Bowden]
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You have beaten me to it, AC: I was about to post the following

“It is certainly more than enough”
Said the Senior Billy Goat Grough
“That this bridge-guardsman Troll
Asks from us as a Toll!
His demands are excessively tough!”

So.
I must essay another tack

As the Goat crossed the stream on the gantry,
Said the Troll said, “You will do for my pantry!
Come into my garden!”
Said the Goat, “Beg yer pardon!
I’ll not come any place where you can try!”

TEMPERANCE - TENACIOUS


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#210496 - 04/18/13 07:09 AM Carrie Nation lives on through our attitudes [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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Carrie Nation chopped up a bar with her little hatchet
Carrie Nation was not cool unlike the nice Nurse Ratchet
Big Carrie was seldom gracious
Her temperance being tenacious
Drop that drink -I hear her I think- chopping in her casket

HARD-BITTEN - HARBINGER

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#210505 - 04/18/13 03:38 PM Re: Carrie Nation lives on through our attitudes [Re: jenny jenny]
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A hard-bitten Temperance Queen,
C.A.Nation was oft to be seen,
A harbinger of woe
To the hard-drinking Joe
On whom she would vent her vile spleen!!

GARNISH - GASP


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#210547 - 04/21/13 12:52 PM Re: Unreliable memoirs [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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Retired politicians' capacity
For bending the truth shows audacity;
They garnish their stories
With fictional glories –
We gasp at their lack of veracity.

THERMODYNAMIC – THESIS

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#210560 - 04/22/13 05:14 AM A reality of fluff and stuff in transition. [Re: A C Bowden]
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THERMODYNAMIC – THESIS

The stuff of this world is semantical, to wit;
Science is made of anomalies re-arranged to fit
Yesterday's thermodynamics
Are today's quantum mechanics
That's my thesis and I'm sticking to it.


CHAPERONE - CHASE

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#210626 - 04/24/13 05:54 PM Re: Unfair handicap [Re: jenny jenny]
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In the Roman Fertility Chase,
Athletes of both sexes could race.
But the girls seldom won,
For few dared to run
At more than their chaperone's pace.

DUEL – DUMBSTRUCK

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#210630 - 04/25/13 08:21 AM Re: Unfair handicap II [Re: A C Bowden]
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In the Home Base Settings however
The girls felt free to endeavor
Fierce tirades that stuck
And left the men dumbstruck
As the athletes were strong but not clever.

HOMESPUN - HEARTBEAT

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#210632 - 04/25/13 04:58 PM Re: Unfair handicap III [Re: BranShea]
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Girls are gracile when they walk with voices high and sweet
Men have big heads and when they walk they walk on clumsy feet
Hear this saying honed and homespun
The math of sex is one plus one is one
Which sex is smartest let me think...men -in a heartbeat wink

LARVAE - LAVISH

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#210633 - 04/25/13 08:04 PM Re: Unfair handicap III [Re: BranShea]
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Originally Posted By: BranShea
In the Home Base Settings however
The girls felt free to endeavor
Fierce tirades that stuck
And left the men dumbstruck
As the athletes were strong but not clever.

The other word was "duel". Can you work that in?

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#210634 - 04/25/13 09:41 PM Re: Unfair handicap III [Re: A C Bowden]
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Yes, I'm slightly overworked and a full year older so I overlooked the duel blush

But at home 't was a different duel
Where the ladies became downright cruel
Fierce tirades that stuck
Left the athletes dumbstruck
And it drained them of all of their fuel


LARVAE-LAVISH


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#210655 - 04/28/13 02:48 AM Bring on the grub! [Re: BranShea]
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The buffet looked enticingly lavish,
Which I planned rather quickly to ravish.
The main dish, which looked marvie,
Turned out to be larvae,
So I gagged, and decided to have fish!

THERMOPYLAE – THINKING

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#210659 - 04/28/13 02:37 PM Re: Brave resistance [Re: Tromboniator]
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At Thermopylae, doubters were thinking
That the Greeks' battle fortunes were sinking.
But by their exertions
They held off the Persians
For two entire days without blinking.

MONDAY – MONITOR

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#210665 - 04/29/13 09:27 AM Re: Brave resistance [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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When tasked as the day's hallway monitor,
Little Willie might say, "I'll get on it," or
Since it was Monday
(Which isn't a fun day)
He might reply, "Heck, no! Gosh darn it, Sir!"

SAFETY - SAGACIOUS
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#210667 - 04/29/13 12:07 PM Re: Brave resistance [Re: beck123]
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HEY BECK123

Long time, no see.
Great to have you back. How's Florida?
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#210671 - 04/29/13 10:19 PM Long time no Beck [Re: beck123]
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The great Beck is back both sagacious and classy
A prude is Beck; salacious and somewhat sassy
Beck's prime rule is safety first
But boring poems he finds worse
He marks his poems [Oh my Eyes!] only if they're trashy smile


HUM - HUN

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#210673 - 04/29/13 11:28 PM Re: Papal diplomacy [Re: jenny jenny]
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When Attila the Hun met the Pope,
The Pontiff applied the soft soap:
"If you take your troops home
And don't attack Rome,
Then...hum...God will save you, I hope."

KRAKEN – KUDOS

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#210709 - 05/01/13 10:44 PM The Lime of the Ancient Sailor [Re: A C Bowden]
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The giant Kraken haunts the seas from Iceland to far Thailand
A crack at disguise; mates not et argue its proper phylum
My kudos to the Kraken
And if I'm not mistaken
It's a squid, it's a dragon, a whirlpool, a small island

ICE-CREAM - HYPNOSIS

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#210767 - 05/05/13 05:39 PM Under the doctor [Re: jenny jenny]
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Whilst supposedly under hypnosis,
I heard the doctor's diagnosis;
"When he's out of his dream,
Give him some ice-cream -
He'll be just fine: that's my prognosis."

OMISSION - OMPHALOS
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#210848 - 05/09/13 02:36 AM Bellyaching [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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The Greek scholar descried an omission
From her stocking: a Christmas tradition.
There was no citrus fruit;
In her soul, destitute,
For an omphalos orange she's wishin'.

AVOIDANCE – AYE

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#210857 - 05/09/13 12:31 PM Re: Bellyaching [Re: Tromboniator]
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Very clever, Peter!

There was a Scots poacher from Skye
Who did the gamekeeper spy.
"Sich a braw moonlicht night
Makes avoidance quite right:
We'll hae nae poached salmon to fry!"

COSTAL - COUCHANT


Edited by Rhubarb Commando (05/09/13 12:31 PM)
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#210882 - 05/11/13 03:24 PM It could happen. [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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A contortionist nammed Rosa Higginbottom
Was contorting for bucks in Gomorrah and Sodom
She bent into a Moebius state
A couchant twist with no excape
With her own costal bone stuck fast to her bottom

JEALOUS - JERK

Very clever, J.J. smile


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#210993 - 05/17/13 12:03 PM Re: It could happen. [Re: jenny jenny]
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JEALOUS - JERK

With a jerk I came back to real life
From trying to spy on my wife.
When I fell from a bin
I did my leg in:
-Being jealous is too much hard work!

DISCLAIMER - DISCREET
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#211037 - 05/20/13 03:19 PM Take my wife.... please take my wife. [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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Now when I married I married with a legal *disclaimer*
I could leave her only if someone else would claimer
She's quite a looker the best you'll ever meet
She swears like a sailor 'tho kind and discreet
Vain, she looks into her mirror only: I don't blame her.

PRECIS - PRESCIENCE

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#211038 - 05/20/13 03:53 PM Re: It could happen. [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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In the meantime this wife acted very discreet
tripping lightly along the dark side of the street
his maimedness became her
unfailing disclaimer
for what some might regard as a mean sneaky cheat.

Edit: After logging in I saw the words were taken. I just do the side show then and leave the words the words.

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#211062 - 05/21/13 11:29 AM Re: It could happen. [Re: BranShea]
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I'm glad you posted it, Branny - even if j.j. pipped you to the post - yours is too good to miss out. Especially on top of j.j.'s nice one.
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#211063 - 05/21/13 11:34 AM Re: It could happen. [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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I'd a fifty-line poem on mind:
Here, just a Précis you'll find.
As I stopped in the street
A tile fell at my feet
My prescience had treated me kind!

UNLISTED - UNPALATABLE
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#211167 - 05/26/13 03:42 PM Telephonic tactics [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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I keep my home number unlisted.
Telemarketers, though, have persisted.
They think I'm gullible.
It's unpalatable.
I put screams on the tape – they've desisted.

CHARGED – CHASER

No, I don't really have a tape machine anymore.

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#211169 - 05/26/13 04:35 PM Re: Telephonic tactics [Re: Tromboniator]
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Excellent idea, tho', Peter.
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#211170 - 05/26/13 05:17 PM Re: Telephonic tactics [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Awaiting at bar to be charged
impropriety alcoholically enlarged
washed down with a chaser
I'm no prevaricator
Drunk way too much- but recharge!

DISCOMBOBULATED- DESPAIR

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#211183 - 05/27/13 01:31 PM The short answer is "yes". [Re: teepee]
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I sit at a table discombobulated
The world spins around me inarticulated
Why do I sit in despair?
Why am I pulling my hair?
Am I going crazy as I sit with no chair? crazy

HULA - HURRICANE

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#211198 - 05/27/13 08:59 PM Re: The short answer is "can't remember". [Re: jenny jenny]
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Eddy-fying spins- despotic ruler
En route to lavatory, jig-a-jig hula
Whipping up tempest hurricane
Consequences literally down the drain
Auf Wiedersehen to moolah

IMPETUOUS- IDYLLIC

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#211407 - 06/14/13 11:22 AM How to study effectively. [Re: teepee]
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Wow, teepee - that was not the easiest!

From Modern Art done in acryllic
To Lenin's works, writ in cyrillic,
For full value to get, you mus-
t not be too impetuous!
You must seek conditions idyllic!

CORUNDUM - COST
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#211420 - 06/16/13 03:11 AM Re: How to study effectively. [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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Instead of coriander used corundum
Oh t’was such a conundrum
To the dentist such cost
O’er the tooth that’d been lost
A pauper’s life is so humdrum

DEBUTANTE- DELIGHT

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#211428 - 06/16/13 11:26 PM My heart beats like a hammer... [Re: teepee]
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Deb deb debutante so so what I want
A Dixieland delight
A stars fell on Alabama night
A Dixie debutante is so so what I want

FAMINE - FARM

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#211669 - 07/09/13 11:01 AM Motto for Old MacDonald [Re: jenny jenny]
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On the farm in the spring there is Lambin';
In the Autumn, pigs turn into Gammon;
But if farmers all shirk
Their fair share of work,
The end result surely is Famine!
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#211679 - 07/09/13 09:42 PM Re: Motto for Old MacDonald [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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In the Autumn, pigs turn into Gammon

I would have expected them to turn to Mammon. Figuratively speaking, of course...

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#211681 - 07/10/13 07:04 AM Re: Motto for Old MacDonald [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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I got stuck trying to work in "jammin'".

How about a pair for future generation?

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#211693 - 07/11/13 04:46 AM Re: Motto for Old MacDonald [Re: Tromboniator]
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Yes, Peter - my sin of ommission again! (I was drunk at the time I posted that one!)

SPAWN - SPECIALTY
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#211716 - 07/12/13 07:35 AM Any port [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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On his banjo, a true devil's spawn
He plays rock, folk, and blues until dawn.
His main specialty:
Irish songs of the sea,
Though from Manchester, called English John.

VENT – VERIFICATION

Admittedly not my finest effort; but as I listened to this fellow, a dear friend, the other night in Kharacters Bar, I raised a glass to you, Rhuby, wishing you were there. It was a grand night.

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#211741 - 07/13/13 10:23 PM Campaign To Clean UP Dirty Old Limericks [Re: Tromboniator]
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There was a young traveller from Kent
Whose head was on backwards and bent
You need varification?
On a homebound vacation
He vent-ed this lament
"Each step I went the further was Kent."

OAR - OBSESSION

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#211745 - 07/14/13 11:02 AM Re: Any port [Re: Tromboniator]
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Souds like an excellent session, Peter - I would have lived to be there, as I don't often get the chance to listen to folk music , these days.
And my thanks for the glass-raising!
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#211779 - 07/17/13 12:25 AM Sitzmark [Re: jenny jenny]
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My rowboat's my major obsession –
I row to release my aggression.
As I tug on that oar,
The seat makes my butt sore;
The result is a thwarted depression.

AD LIB – ADROIT

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#211787 - 07/17/13 02:55 PM Re: Sitzmark [Re: Tromboniator]
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Nice one!
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#211802 - 07/18/13 09:02 AM Last night I went to sleep in Detroit City [Re: Tromboniator]
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I feel at home here in Detroit
Here I am considered adroit
I sit here in my crib
My tomorrows I'll ad lib
Detroit has lots of lots to exploit

HAPPY - HARD-BITTEN


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#212078 - 08/09/13 10:35 PM Re: Last night I went to sleep in Detroit City [Re: jenny jenny]
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Hmmm.
The regular limerick players here seem to have cleaned the scene.
Oh well, I'll post here on occasion, maybe we can lick up some sterner blood. smile

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#212087 - 08/10/13 03:30 PM Re: Last night I went to sleep in Detroit City [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Although I'm not here all the time
I'm HAPPY to send you a rhyme;
It's been hastily written,
So ain't quite HARD-BITTEN
In fact, it ain't worth half-a-dime!


IMMATERIAL - IMPACT
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#212153 - 08/14/13 06:57 PM Effects of Literacy [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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What we read has enormous impact -
Be it poetry, fiction or fact.
The source: immaterial -
I find boxes of cereal
Can cause my large brain to contract.

CODEX - COGNIZANT


Edited by Tromboniator (08/15/13 02:54 AM)

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#212177 - 08/16/13 04:57 PM The Ill Effects of Too Much Literacy [Re: Tromboniator]
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Stop Reading and Write

Now is the time for your Renaissance
Your ken can be your beneficence
From your cortex extract
A codex of plain facts
And be cognizant of your cognizance

WORM - WOMAN

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#212181 - 08/16/13 06:17 PM Re: The Ill Effects of Too Much Literacy [Re: jenny jenny]
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A WOMAN in the Garden of Delight
Was offered an apple which she tried
Though the taste was quite well
She commenced crying: Hell!
I'm convinced there's a WORM in this bite!

SHRUBBERY-SHIPMASTER

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#212236 - 08/21/13 09:52 PM Moving right along... [Re: BranShea]
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No more seven seas just comfort and snobbery
The shipmaster now is surrounded by shrubberry
Gone is his schooner
He shoulda quit sooner
Gone are the whales and he is wan fat and blubbery

MELODY - MEMORY

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#212284 - 08/26/13 09:39 AM An elegy [Re: jenny jenny]
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I'm entranced by life's rich melody:
So much better than death's threnody;
But its swift, brief ephemory
Leaves only a memory
Caused by its essential episody.

INCONSEQUENT - INCUBUS
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#212361 - 09/02/13 01:14 AM Re: An elegy [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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Originally Posted By: Rhubarb Commando
I'm entranced by life's rich melody:
So much better than death's threnody;
But its swift, brief ephemory
Leaves only a memory
Caused by its essential episody.

INCONSEQUENT - INCUBUS


Lo, to you my life might seem inconsequent
Lo, to me my life at night is heaven sent
Into my drab life does thrust
Visits by my incubus
Lo, my incubus is rich and pays the rent.

LONELY MAN - LONELY GOD



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#212391 - 09/03/13 07:40 PM Re: An elegy [Re: jenny jenny]
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Originally Posted By: jenny jenny

LONELY MAN - LONELY GOD



First and last headwords of an open dictionary? Really?

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#212409 - 09/04/13 11:13 PM Re: An elegy [Re: Tromboniator]
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Originally Posted By: Tromboniator
Originally Posted By: jenny jenny

LONELY MAN - LONELY GOD



First and last headwords of an open dictionary? Really?


No, Tromboiator, the night was late and I was drinking and I was moved by what I wrote so I posted "Lonely Man Lonely God" as a quickfix.

I intended to edit these words the following morning but I became intrigued by the possible responces a reference to a "God" (God forbid) might receive among the in-house group of AWADers.

I got my answer. The new words are...

WITCH - WIZEN smile

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#212414 - 09/05/13 02:15 PM Re: An elegy [Re: jenny jenny]
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Ah. I went in the non-poetic direction of trying (and failing) to envision a dictionary page (or several) with nothing but "lonely" entries. Copout, I suppose.

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#212419 - 09/06/13 12:18 AM Re: An elegy [Re: Tromboniator]
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Not to mislead, Trombone.

Lonely Man Lonely God is the title of a book that I read a hundred years ago. Written by a Catholic Priest from the Northeast it was subtitled The Pleasure/Pain Principle Governing Humanity

What a trip. They don't make books like that anymore.

WITCH - WIZEN

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#212425 - 09/06/13 03:19 PM Re: An elegy [Re: jenny jenny]
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In the glass I can watch my face wizen:
Skin that could have been palace or prison.
Though I've never been rich,
With my tall, red-haired witch
Life has never ceased boilin' and fizzin'.


RAUNCH – REACTIONARY

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#212464 - 09/10/13 07:47 AM Re: An elegy [Re: Tromboniator]
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Oooo! I like that one, Trombone.

Where you at, Commando?

RAUNCH - REACTIONARY is in your court. smile

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#212523 - 09/16/13 10:51 AM What hath Evil wrought [Re: jenny jenny]
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What dark thing do evil men launch
Words are tricks; no things are staunch
Our words became extraordinary
The words we thought reactionary
Are now a liberal's communist raunch


PEARL ------ PEEK-A-BOO





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#212659 - 09/29/13 06:14 AM Ah, Terpsichore [Re: jenny jenny]
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I watched a young woman named Pearl –
To be accurate, more of a girl.
Her leg played peek-a-boo
Twixt her hem and her shoe
As she danced in an elegant swirl.

CHARGED – CHASER

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#212662 - 09/29/13 11:08 AM Re: Ah, Terpsichore [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Very nice, Peter.
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#212663 - 09/29/13 01:51 PM Re: Ah, Terpsichore [Re: Tromboniator]
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Yes, Tromboner, nice touch.
I wish I had a genteel manner so I could write stuff such as that. frown

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#212666 - 09/29/13 05:41 PM Re: Ah, Terpsichore [Re: jenny jenny]
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Thanks, folks. Gosh, genteel. I'll have to see if I like the fit across the shoulders. grin

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#212676 - 10/01/13 01:00 AM September Song [Re: Tromboniator]
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CHARGED – CHASER

Mark not days of progressive spacers
Count instead those of regress erasers
[And the days dwindle down
To a precious few
]
Once I charged; now (like you) I'm a chaser

HORRIBLE - HOST

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#212777 - 10/09/13 03:20 PM :-( May I have your attention, please [Re: jenny jenny]
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I think a moment of silence is in order.

Anne H., whose Board nom was Sparteye and for whom this game was named, passed away yesterday after a courageous bout with cancer.

She was loved by all who knew her, on this Board and in person. She will be sadly and sincerely missed but warmly remembered.

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#212778 - 10/09/13 04:04 PM Re: :-( May I have your attention, please [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Thanks wofa,
may she rest in peace.
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#212784 - 10/09/13 09:03 PM Re: :-( May I have your attention, please [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Yes, thank you Wolf.
I didn't know her but I miss her nontheless.

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#212786 - 10/10/13 01:52 AM Re: :-( May I have your attention, please [Re: jenny jenny]
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So sorry to hear that. Sparteyes legacy lives on.

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#212789 - 10/10/13 03:20 AM Re: :-( May I have your attention, please [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Amen.

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#212909 - 10/20/13 01:47 PM Re: :-( May I have your attention, please [Re: wofahulicodoc]
garygnu Offline
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my reputation is horrible
demeanor incorrigible
a ghastly host
devastating to most
deplorable
despicable
me

coitus cancer!

(Still fighting. Sorry to hear about Anne.)

Stream - Strike


Edited by garygnu (10/20/13 01:56 PM)

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#212996 - 10/27/13 08:44 PM Remember when... [Re: garygnu]
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A Song

Down by the old mill stream
(strike up the band)
Where I first met you
(strike up the band)
You were sixteen
My village queen
Down by the old mill stream

PANDORA - PALL-BEARER

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#213175 - 11/11/13 05:09 AM Here? No evil. [Re: jenny jenny]
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There once was a lass called Pandora
Who popped the lid off an amphora.
We now live in terror
From midwife to pallbearer,
In Manhattan or in Bora Bora.

DRUMLIN – DUBITABLE

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#213250 - 11/16/13 11:53 AM Re: Here? No evil. [Re: Tromboniator]
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Ah yes, Tromboniator. The limerick masters would be proud.
A bit of history, a road trip, amd a moral; all tightly written with close meter and perfect rhyme. Good show!
______________________________________________________________

DRUMLIN - DUBITABLE

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#213315 - 11/21/13 02:42 PM A Quiz A Test A Rhyme [Re: jenny jenny]
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A geologist and a she-ologist were sitting on a drumlin
The she-ologist was gneiss the geologist fat like a pumpkin
Sitting like Buddha inscrutable
His intentions were dubitable
Which one was the male and which one was fat as a pumpkin?

BIAS - BIGAMY

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#213686 - 12/22/13 06:52 PM 123 4th St. [Re: jenny jenny]
Tromboniator Offline
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Registered: 05/10/10
Posts: 783
Loc: Alaska
I hope you can conquer your bias;
I know some people think we're impious,
But we like bigamy.
It's much better with three –
Or with four! Come on over and try us!

HISTORIAN – HOG

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#213789 - 12/31/13 11:03 AM The Lustful Nature of Hogs [Re: Tromboniator]
jenny jenny Online   content
veteran

Registered: 06/05/10
Posts: 1311
Loc: Lower Aberdeen, Mississippi
Being a Hog Historian is a boring chore
A "herd" is fifty sows served by one boar
But over in Alabamy
A sow named Big Amy
Will stand for fifty boars and squeal for more

NE'ER-DO-WELL --- NAZIFY

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#214783 - 04/21/14 12:23 AM Becalmed [Re: jenny jenny]
Tromboniator Offline
old hand

Registered: 05/10/10
Posts: 783
Loc: Alaska
I'm sorry, but NAZIFY took the wind out of my sails. I can't seem to find anything clever there.

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#214788 - 04/21/14 01:02 PM Re: Becalmed [Re: Tromboniator]
LukeJavan8 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 6050
Loc: Land of the Flat Water
Nor do I.
_________________________
----please, draw me a sheep----

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#214790 - 04/21/14 02:37 PM Re: Becalmed [Re: LukeJavan8]
wofahulicodoc Offline
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Registered: 08/06/01
Posts: 4496
Loc: Worcester, MA

I have something in mind; give me a little while to work on it...

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