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(CrushPlate)   There once was a man from Limerick/ Who stepped out back with an exposed dick/ He looked at two girls in a pool/ Which they thought was not cool/ And now a new lawyer he must pick   ( crushplate.com) divider line
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2014-07-24 02:58:38 AM  
4 votes:
Points for trying but that was horrible, subby.  The meter was all wrong.

Not that I could do much better, at least not at this time of night.
2014-07-24 07:39:43 AM  
2 votes:
2014-07-24 02:50:45 PM  
1 vote:

Mugato: In Limeric there once was a man
Who needed to show off his gland
To girls way too young
Now to jail he's flung
And his ass is so sore he can't stand


2014-07-24 12:06:50 PM  
1 vote:
I vow this will be my last barge
In here, so I offer this charge:
The thread's been quite fun
Yet it WON'T be done
Until the crowd hears from MaxxLarge!

2014-07-24 09:53:30 AM  
1 vote:
one TWO one two THREE one two THREE four
one TWO one two THREE one two THREE four
one TWO one two THREE
one TWO one two THREE
one TWO one two THREE one two THREE four
2014-07-24 09:53:26 AM  
1 vote:

hillary: Delta1212: kevinatilusa: Limerick is actually pretty awkward for limericks.   The emphasis is on the wrong syllable for the meter.

It just needs to go somewhere other than the end of the line.

No. You just shorten it to two syllables when reading it aloud. Lim'rick

There was an old pervert from Limerick [Lim'rick]

Take it away, James Joyce.

It's not the number of syllables. It's the emphasis. Limerick/Lim'rick both have the emphasis on the first syllable and limericks traditionally use an anapest meter (da-da-DA) which would put the emphasis on the final syllable of the line. You'd need to emphasize the 'rick' in Limerick for it to work as the final word in the line. That sounds funny and most people reading it aren't going to naturally read the emphasis that way, which really throws off the meter.

You can probably get away with Lim'rick using the rick as an additional unstressed syllable in the first line, as that's not uncommon (See: traditional use of Nantucket), but that requires some additional playing around with the meter to make it work and that seems to be beyond what most people can comfortably pull off.
2014-07-24 08:46:57 AM  
1 vote:
The man from Haiku
Never gets into trouble.
Wonder why that is.
2014-07-24 08:29:36 AM  
1 vote:
A thread about lim'ricks began
and quickly got out of hand
discourse about peters,
meters and cheaters
could get a poor fellow banned
2014-07-24 07:42:38 AM  
1 vote:
A man from Limerick was found
waving his old boy around
two damsels were shocked
the cell door was locked
he now need a lawyer renowned
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