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#217251 - 06/22/14 11:22 AM Re: At a loss [Re: Tromboniator]  
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While you are flitting merrily about
Remember you are going to scream and shout
When you spend time and effort in frustration
As the vessel you are on begins to sink
And everyone on board scampers for flotation.


AMMONOID - VERBARNECTOCALYX


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#217254 - 06/22/14 02:28 PM Roolz for Sparteye's Game [Re: Bazr]  
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Maybe they're unwritten, or lost in the depths of antiquity, but here they are, IIRC:

Sparteye's Game, as originally conceived: Use two particular given words in a short poem. Then present your own pair of words for the next person to use similarly.

-- The verse is [usually] in the form of a limerick, with its standard rhythm (the most frequently-bent rule)

-- The words to be used are not arbitrary; they come from some word-centered dictionary, or thesaurus, or such. They should be "index words," the first and last words on a single page.


The challenge in the game is to find word pairs that will be difficult (read "interesting," if you like) to incorporate into a single coherent short verse, not to bring the game to a screeching halt. Impossible words really aren't that hard to come by; there's no virtue in it.


#217258 - 06/22/14 08:59 PM Re: Difficult words [Re: Bazr]  
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Originally Posted By: Bazr
AMMONOID - VERBARNECTOCALYX

Well, I'll have a go:

The technical term ammonoid
Is a word that I tend to avoid.
Verbarnectocalyx
And strange words like Gaelic's
Keep skilled phoneticians employed.

DISMAY DISUSED

#217270 - 06/23/14 11:57 AM Re: Difficult words [Re: A C Bowden]  
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All of a sudden to my dismay,
A rich old man fell down in the clay,
He picked himself up and wasn't bemused,
For his suit was quite muddy and looked disused.

FALLACY - FINITE

Well done A C!!


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#217273 - 06/23/14 03:33 PM Re: Cosmogony [Re: Bazr]  
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Some physicists think it is clear
That the cosmos has always been here.
A fallacy found
In minds less profound
Is the finite creation idea.

PALATIAL PANTOMIME

#217287 - 06/24/14 09:11 AM such is life [Re: A C Bowden]  
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A palatial home can be a thing of beauty,
Maybe a cabin is more in style,
The fruits of our labor come with added time,
But all who endeavor to risk the chance,
Are only going to find out at a glance,
That it is all a pantomime.

SAXON - SCABBARD

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#217298 - 06/24/14 11:12 PM Re: In ancient England [Re: Bazr]  
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As I learned in a history course,
The Saxon invaders had force.
With broadsword and scabbard,
Their troops fiercely jabbered
Until they succumbed to the Norse.

BUNDLE BYWORD

#217351 - 06/27/14 03:44 PM In ancient Mississippi...three days ago [Re: A C Bowden]  
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In my job as a vote promoter I bundle bread
To pay folk to vote be they 'live or be they dead
My byword is "Vote Democrat"
They seldom do- fancy that!
So instead I take names, kick butt, growl, and knock heads

SCHEMER - SCIENCE

#217477 - 07/05/14 12:19 PM Re: Not for real [Re: jenny jenny]  
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I'm just an idealist dreamer,
Not an active political schemer.
I place no reliance
On theory or science
Advanced by some tub-thumping screamer.

MILLER MISCELLANY

#217563 - 07/09/14 06:35 AM messy [Re: A C Bowden]  
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To a miller be an occupation,
But a profession be on graduation,
Signs and wonders never heard of,
A great encounter to reflect upon.
It is a chore to the many,
That a person of high esteem be miscellany.

PHICON - PIGATRY

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