Wordsmith.org: the magic of words

Wordsmith Talk

About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us  

Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 50 of 70 1 2 48 49 50 51 52 69 70
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 10,535
Likes: 1
W
Carpal Tunnel
OP Offline
Carpal Tunnel
W
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 10,535
Likes: 1

“It’s not easy to laugh,” he said brightly,
“So I practice it just about nightly.
I bring my boat dockside,
Breathe nitrogen oxide.
Here, try some!” he offered politely.

AMBIENT - APERTURE

Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 2,178
Likes: 4
A
Pooh-Bah
Offline
Pooh-Bah
A
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 2,178
Likes: 4
One aperture may not suffice
To empty a can in a trice.
If the ambient air
Keeps the liquid in there,
The can must be pierced at least twice.

MERMAID - METHOD

Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 2,178
Likes: 4
A
Pooh-Bah
Offline
Pooh-Bah
A
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 2,178
Likes: 4
A mermaid can swim like a fish;
Her tail makes a powerful swish.
But her method of movement
Is quite an improvement -
Her arms can be flexed at her wish.

MARGRAVE - MARZIPAN

Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 10,535
Likes: 1
W
Carpal Tunnel
OP Offline
Carpal Tunnel
W
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 10,535
Likes: 1

A female Margrave (and Dutchess)
Sought post-prandial sweets to eat, such as
Some chocolate brandy
Or marzipan candy.
You're Danish? Stay out of her clutches!

POINTLESS - PORCELAIN

Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 2,178
Likes: 4
A
Pooh-Bah
Offline
Pooh-Bah
A
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 2,178
Likes: 4
Originally Posted by wofahulicodoc
A female Margrave

That is to say, a Margravine...


And here's one I did earlier today:

A margrave declared to a lackey:
I'll eat something novel and snacky".
"This marzipan, Sire,
Is what you require",
Said the cook; "it's exotic and wacky".

Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 10,535
Likes: 1
W
Carpal Tunnel
OP Offline
Carpal Tunnel
W
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 10,535
Likes: 1

Quite similar in spirit, aren't they.

A (very) brief peek via Google reveals that the post of Margrave was generally
restricted to males. Ah well - chalk it up to Authors' License.

And I didn't realize until after posting that the rhyme was inspired by G&S -
"...In short, if you'd kindle/The spark of a swindle..." from Gondoliers.

Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 2,178
Likes: 4
A
Pooh-Bah
Offline
Pooh-Bah
A
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 2,178
Likes: 4
POINTLESS - PORCELAIN

A well-known antiques connoisseur
Remarked with an expert's hauteur:
"Your porcelain bowl
Has this pointless small hole -
A quirk that was once de rigueur".

DRAINED - DRIFTED

A C Bowden #228173 04/19/18 01:00 AM
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 2,178
Likes: 4
A
Pooh-Bah
Offline
Pooh-Bah
A
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 2,178
Likes: 4
A few hundred yards still remained,
And both sets of oarsmen felt drained.
They drifted so wide
They were disqualified.
"Void race!" cried the ref, looking pained.

EDIFY - EFFUSIVE

Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 2,178
Likes: 4
A
Pooh-Bah
Offline
Pooh-Bah
A
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 2,178
Likes: 4
If you're eager to edify sinners
Or people who beg for hot dinners,
Be warm and effusive -
Say "Joy is elusive,
But Jesus loves losers, not winners".

ROGUISH - ROOF

Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 10,535
Likes: 1
W
Carpal Tunnel
OP Offline
Carpal Tunnel
W
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 10,535
Likes: 1


If you wish in this world to advance
Your merits you're bound to enhance
You must stir it and stump it
And blow your own trumpet
Or trust me you haven't a chance!

(--You-know-who)

Page 50 of 70 1 2 48 49 50 51 52 69 70

Moderated by  Jackie 

Link Copied to Clipboard
Forum Statistics
Forums16
Topics13,913
Posts229,322
Members9,182
Most Online3,341
Dec 9th, 2011
Newest Members
Ineffable, ddrinnan, TRIALNERRA, befuddledmind, KILL_YOUR_SUV
9,182 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
0 members (), 501 guests, and 0 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters(30 Days)
Top Posters
wwh 13,858
Faldage 13,803
Jackie 11,613
tsuwm 10,542
wofahulicodoc 10,535
LukeJavan8 9,916
AnnaStrophic 6,511
Wordwind 6,296
of troy 5,400
Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.

Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat

© 1994-2024 Wordsmith

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5