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#102469 - 05/04/03 05:22 PM Diptych  
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Inch me and Pinch me
went down to the river
Inch me fell in so
Who's in first?

Pitching Today
Catching Tommorrow
Pinch me remained
laughing in bursts.


#102470 - 05/05/03 12:48 AM double-double  
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As you were saying: This tune was also the one that Isaac Asimov used to pronounce chemical names...
(and as I was saying...)

Writer of Sci-Fi was
Asimov, Isaac. He
Taught biochemistry
Once, at B.U.

Also he noted that
"Para-dichloro-
aMino-benzaldehyde"
Fits in these, too.



#102471 - 05/05/03 01:04 AM Re: Diptych  
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this too shall pass
musick, I think that's a triple diptych! <g>


#102472 - 05/05/03 09:27 AM Re: double-double  
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"Para-dichloro-
aMino-benzaldehyde"


you anguished a long time trying to decide where to put that "a", didn't you?



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#102473 - 05/05/03 06:52 PM Double trouble  
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tsuwm - Doesn't that make it "septych"?


#102474 - 05/05/03 08:12 PM Re: Double trouble  
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Oh, come on people. Have a go at the double dactyls. I can't do limericks for nuts, but this was fun and easy. I suggest you start by finding your six-syllable word and go from there. Wofa holds the originality prize so far, but the ASp's Beethoven one is the funniest so far.


#102475 - 05/05/03 08:59 PM No diatribes allowed  
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Scrumpdillyiciousness!
Jack and his Wife (the Sprats)
eat the last speck of food
as they make the plate clean.

At restaurants they're surprisingly
Nonconfrontational
they just smile and they eat
never causing a scene.

...the added stipulation of having a person's name as the second line--which really makes things a lot harder!

I'm officially ammending this steenkin' hierarchy to *allow well known couples...


#102476 - 05/05/03 10:41 PM Re: No diatribes allowed  
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musick, let me count the ways..

1. a dactyl is three syllables, with the stress on the first,; see no. 4.
2. Two stanzas, each comprising three lines of dactylic dimeter followed by a line with a dactyl and a single accent..
3. The first line of the first stanza is repetitive nonsense. (e.g., Jiggery Pokery, Higgledy Piggledy, etc.)
4. so it goes
DAH dah dah DAH dah dah
DAH dah dah DAH dah dah
DAH dah dah DAH dah dah
DAH dah dah DEE

DAH dah dah DAH dah dah
NONconfronTAtional
DAH dah dah DAH dah dah
DAH dah dah DEE

other than that, nice try. <g>


#102477 - 05/06/03 01:09 AM Re: No diatribes allowed  
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Thanks, tsuwm...but I think I'll stick to pterodactyls.


#102478 - 05/06/03 04:12 AM Re: Double trouble  
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Oh, my. The Beethoven d-d wasn't mine, I dredged it up as a stellar example.

Since I can't (yet) come up with anything new, I hereby repeat the one I wrote to commemorate the first year of AWADtalk:

Higgledy Piggledy,
Anu Garg's AWADtalk
Celebrates one year of
Being today.

Stilling the urge to wax
Sesquipedalian,
I'll keep it short and say:
"Hip, hip, hooray!"

http://wordsmith.org/board/showthreaded.pl?Cat=&Board=announcements&Number=20656


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