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#208941 - 01/11/13 11:02 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


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#208950 - 01/12/13 05:37 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)

#208951 - 01/12/13 05:56 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

#208952 - 01/12/13 06:40 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: maverick]  
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Wonderful Mav...

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#208958 - 01/12/13 11:47 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

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#208961 - 01/12/13 01:42 PM 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 01:59 PM 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

#208963 - 01/12/13 02:03 PM 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.

#208965 - 01/12/13 03:15 PM 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 03:51 PM 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

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#208967 - 01/12/13 03:55 PM 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 08:12 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 - 01/13/13 04:11 AM 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.


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#208976 - 01/13/13 04:15 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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Ooops. Sorry about that.

#208977 - 01/13/13 04:46 AM 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")




#208978 - 01/13/13 07:37 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.

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#208979 - 01/13/13 12:05 PM 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

#208980 - 01/13/13 12:35 PM 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

#208982 - 01/13/13 06:01 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: jenny jenny]  
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#208983 - 01/13/13 08:40 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

#208993 - 01/14/13 03:56 AM 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

#209011 - 01/15/13 12:18 AM 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 - 01/15/13 12:19 AM 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 - 01/15/13 12:23 AM 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 - 01/15/13 12:26 AM 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 08:37 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

#209033 - 01/15/13 09:39 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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From my point of view, Peter, you hit the nail on the head.


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#209060 - 01/15/13 06:27 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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Me.three.


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Me, four* (with an asterisk)

* I just like to be different. blush

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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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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.

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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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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 06:12 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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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

#209122 - 01/18/13 12:07 AM 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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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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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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Ah well, forget it. It's allright as it always will be. Wish you all a good day and a happy night.

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No we doesn't, Jenny Jenny.

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

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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?

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#209139 - 01/18/13 04:53 PM 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 05:02 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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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 05:33 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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Your sardonic and cynical comments are so refreshing.
Keep your badge shiny.


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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.

#209155 - 01/19/13 12:45 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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this too shall pass
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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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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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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> 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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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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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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this too shall pass
how about these, from W3:

GHOSTLIKE GIBBET

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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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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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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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truly! grin


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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

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Bach certainly thought so!


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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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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.


The idiot also known as Capfka ...
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I thank you for the link. Wonderful.

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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

#209267 - 01/27/13 12:32 PM 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.

#209271 - 01/27/13 04:47 PM 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 06:00 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.

#209275 - 01/27/13 06:11 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........


----please, draw me a sheep----
#209276 - 01/27/13 06:42 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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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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ah, a balk.

;¬ )


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Gosh. You want meaning? From me? At three o'clock in the morning?

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Not you, Tromb; jenny threw the balk. :¬ )


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#209285 - 01/28/13 03:01 AM 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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I knew you weren't
a) in denial
b) being a bad boy.


----please, draw me a sheep----
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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

#209311 - 01/29/13 05:31 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.


----please, draw me a sheep----
#209313 - 01/29/13 09:36 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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(You need to post a couple new words for the group, A.C.)


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jj did that.

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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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...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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One of my favorite songs back in Glee Club Days,
thanks for the Memory JJ.


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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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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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KALE - QUIDITTY

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

#209364 - 02/02/13 10:59 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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but it goes from K to Q in one page?


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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

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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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OK, Then why not POSTPONE DEPONE - DERANGE and make it KALE - KARAT?

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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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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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Oops! Used those already. I'll be back.

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PART-TIMER – PASSÉ

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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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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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My pleasure.

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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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[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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Probably illegal? Could be but we are so behind the
rest of the world that I would not know. But I saw
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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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Sorry, forgot to give two more words - again. frown

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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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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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My remark, not yours!

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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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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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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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The recent movie "Neverland" with Charlie Roe as Peter,
has a scene concerning ' penny for the Guy".


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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.

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I'm looking forward to the limerick with those two words.
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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.

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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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Brilliant, Peter! I've been trying - and failing - to get a limerick round these for days! Congratulations.


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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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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.

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A vignette in motion in the form of a poem.
What a lovely and moving thought.

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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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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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Good one, Capfka - and sooooo topical!


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And I'll piggyback on that. So current.


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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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Love it. The only executioner more famous was Jack Ketch ...

And, oy! Where are the next two words?

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Very nice, Rhuby, in a long=necked sort of way.


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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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Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8
Very nice, Rhuby, in a long=necked sort of way.


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

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Many thanks, comrades
and the next two words are:-

SIXAIN - SKETCH


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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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Getting a bit hung up n this theme, aren't we?


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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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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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... er, where's the limerick then, matey? You pulling some Scouser trick on us then?


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:)))) Sometimes a man gets poetical and it might not even as well be spring....

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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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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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Perfect form and message.
With the read I became the voyeur.
Thank you, Commando.

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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

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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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True Art is to transcend the restrictions of the fixed structures. (discuss!


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Originally Posted By: Rhubarb Commando
True Art is to transcend the restrictions of the fixed structures. (discuss!
Uh, didn't I just say that? confused

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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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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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Originally Posted By: jenny jenny
Fixed structures restrict Art. smile


All generalizations are wrong! wink

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smile Yeahbut your generalizations, Trombonator; are the most wrongest in transliteration. Tighten up. smile

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Originally Posted By: Rhubarb Commando
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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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!"

APE - APOLITICAL


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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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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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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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Originally Posted By: Rhubarb Commando
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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Quote:
Listen loverboy

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

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Originally Posted By: BranShea
Quote:
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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>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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Bacall, Bergman, it's the same thing.

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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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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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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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If at first you don't succeed - try sucking eggs!


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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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Originally Posted By: jenny jenny
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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EeK eek eek! Dumb dumb dumb. Help me tsuwm, I'm losing my once good mind. shocked

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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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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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APRICITY ARISTOLOGY

(from the pages of the wwftd dictionary wink )

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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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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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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.

EVANGELICAL - EVEREST

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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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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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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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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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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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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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The "rule" I learned was "thee" before a vowel, "thuh" otherwise, with, of course, a few exceptions. (There are always exceptions...)

As RC says.

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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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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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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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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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Who flew off to party in Paris.
She fell in with a hepcat
Who pampered her, 'cep' that
His acts were designed to embarrass.

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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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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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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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Appropriate trope for a metaphor
Than this visit from space,
Which approaches apace,
Of an apocalyptical Meteor.”


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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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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.

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A plan with three hands
The judge, the city father, his daughter.

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Dinosaurs turned to glue
And the chance of survival was slim.

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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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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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