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Re: a limerick [Re: LukeJavan8] #200803
06/28/11 11:40 PM
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I gather that someone makes up the first line, then the participants add ensuing lines until it is done.

The example takes a lot of forcing to get it to fit standard limerick scansion, but it's fun.

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Re: a limerick [Re: Tromboniator] #200815
06/29/11 03:56 AM
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Yes, the first poster makes up the first line then subsequent posters add the next line and so on..........
I dont know if everything we do is correct in limerick fashion but as you say, its fun..........

Re: a limerick [Re: Jackie] #200823
06/29/11 09:52 AM
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I wonder if making one line would be easier than composing the whole limerick? As I think I said before, the last line always gets me stumped.

Re: a limerick [Re: Candy] #200838
06/29/11 03:04 PM
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It's worth a try, at least.


----please, draw me a sheep----
Re: a limerick [Re: LukeJavan8] #200851
06/29/11 08:32 PM
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We could try, but I may get squirmy with selfishness: I really like the challenge of constructing the whole relationship of the words. Of course, we could all write our own versions and post the results each time the committee version is finished, just to see how weirdly our brains differ. Or not. No pressure to post one if you don't want to, or don't have one.

Re: a limerick [Re: Tromboniator] #200852
06/29/11 08:35 PM
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How about the standard beginning:

There once was a man from Nantucket


----please, draw me a sheep----
out of order [Re: LukeJavan8] #200854
06/29/11 08:49 PM
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I'll give a last line, which still permits your choice of blue or grey innards:

There once was a man from Nantucket
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
.....xxxxxxxxxxxxxb
.....xxxxxxxxxxxxxb
Because of the lightning that struck it!

Re: a limerick [Re: LukeJavan8] #200855
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There once was a man from Nantucket
Who would do anything for a ducat.


Oops, sorry wofa, I didn't see you slide in there. No conflict.

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Re: a limerick [Re: Tromboniator] #200862
06/30/11 01:38 AM
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There once was a man from Nantucket
Who would do anything for a ducat.
xxxxxxxxxxxx
He/Which turned into gold
Because of the lightening that struck it.
(Gold has more possibilities than money or silver. Since this is the first one of the kind I guess we are not trying to compete here)
Edit: I think the last player should be allowed to tweak my line.

Last edited by Avy; 06/30/11 01:42 AM.
Re: a limerick [Re: Jackie] #200881
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Why has no one completed the rhyme?

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