Magazine article Word Ways

Global Limericking

Magazine article Word Ways

Global Limericking

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Bill describes a recent project of his: "I thought I would try to write a few limericks. Once I got started it was hard to stop. When I did, I came up with the idea of "Around the World in 80 Limericks." Some tell a story, some try to be funny, and some required me to renew my poetic license. Although limericks have a reputation of sometimes being vulgar, I have tried to keep these more on the lighter side. The entire list is too long; nevertheless I would like to submit the following selections as a submission to Kickshaws."

 There was a young lady from London Whose lingerie often came
undone. Though she fiddled with bows, And what else heaven knows, But it
only made watching her more fun.
 There was a girl in Nantucket, Who kept all her gold in a bucket. But
just as she feared, The gold disappeared, And now she believes her
Pawtucket.
There was a young girl from the Bosporus Who bought all our stocks and
bonds for us. … 
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