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City/Town/Country....ending with "its" sound #214273
02/23/14 07:02 PM
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Greetings! My first post....

I create crossword puzzles as an insane diversion. A new puzzle I am working on has a limerick as the central theme.

I am looking for a city/town/country (recognizable to an American reader - cannot be obscure) that has the sound "its" as its final syllable. i.e. habits, merits. A wonderful word for my limerick would be a word that has a short i sound as the preceding syllable. i.e. digits, limits

If an acceptable word can be found, I would be glad to post the limerick - for your amusement.

Thanks, in advance!

Re: City/Town/Country....ending with "its" sound [Re: GHCabrera] #214275
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There's always Auschwitz, but it might be a bit touchy.

Re: City/Town/Country....ending with "its" sound [Re: Faldage] #214276
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Yes, I briefly considered....its doubtful I would get published

Re: City/Town/Country....ending with "its" sound [Re: GHCabrera] #214280
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I got that by searching onelook for *itz and limiting the results to proper nouns. You might try the same with *its.

Re: City/Town/Country....ending with "its" sound [Re: Faldage] #214283
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Moritz is also in Germany

Re: City/Town/Country....ending with "its" sound [Re: olly] #214287
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Also St. Moritz, Switzerland.

Re: City/Town/Country....ending with "its" sound [Re: GHCabrera] #214288
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Thanks so far.....it is now becoming apparent that there is a metrical requirement...... as this town/city/country is the final word of the first line, the accent within the word must fall on the next-to-last syllable. i.e. There once was a young man from Nimitz .....or, A woman who slept for five minutes.

Damn, Auschwitz is now looking better.

Re: City/Town/Country....ending with "its" sound [Re: GHCabrera] #214296
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Kibbutz, kibbitz.
ribbits(?)frogs.
tidbits.
obits (death notices)
widgets,widgits


----please, draw me a sheep----
puttin' on the Ritz [Re: LukeJavan8] #214316
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planets

banquets
cubits, Q-bits
deposits
rabbits
surfeits


"Manishevitz" fits all the requirements except it isn't a place-name. However, "A businessman named Manishevitz," or "A purveyor of fine wines and spirits" could go places.

There's an Israeli newspaper Ha'Aretz.

All with the defect that the rhyme is on the unstressed final -its but the stressed penultimate syllables should line up too, for greater assonance.

Re: puttin' on the Ritz [Re: GHCabrera] #214319
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Wih the short -i- constraint

inhibits
exhibits
elicits/illicits
billets
visits

What intervening cnosonant are you working with "--i_its" ?

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