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goddamnit.
It's just the 4th line you need to change. A for effort though.
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Old 15.11.2016, 17:25
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No, you need two feet of three syllables each. "da DUM da da DUM" is only five syllables in total.

Edward Lear must have been a genius.
Hard to get better than

I do not like thee, Doctor Fell,
The reason why - I cannot tell;
But this I know,
and know full well,
I do not like thee, Doctor Fell.

EDIT: Just checked, This wasn't Lear, who was indeed a Genius.
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Old 15.11.2016, 17:25
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

I might have been shocked that Trump won the election, but I am more so shocked at the turn this thread took.


Seriously this must be a flip-flop-firstever for EF
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Old 15.11.2016, 17:35
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It's just the 4th line you need to change. A for effort though.
A user named manwithnoname,
devoid of both meter and shame.
Had a go at a limerick,
buggered it completely.
That unpoetic manwithnoname.
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Old 15.11.2016, 17:37
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A user named manwithnoname,
devoid of both meter and shame.
Had a go at a limerick,
buggered it completely.
That unpoetic manwithnoname.
pff too easy. twice the same word. and not even a rhyme in line 3 and 4.
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Old 15.11.2016, 17:39
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Donald Trump, the orange New Yorker
In Melania, he bagged a corker
Her pictures were rude
Her history lewd
No wonder he wanted to pork 'er

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pff too easy. twice the same word. and not even a rhyme in line 3 and 4.
That was kind of the point.

(And Lear's Limericks often repeat the same word for the opening and closing lines.)
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Old 15.11.2016, 17:46
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That was kind of the point.

(And Lear's Limericks often repeat the same word for the opening and closing lines.)
In the original limericks, the entire first line was repeated in the last -- as in the unliked Dr Fell poem.
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pff too easy. twice the same word. and not even a rhyme in line 3 and 4.


A user named manwithnoname,
devoid of both meter and shame.
Had a go at a limerick,
without getting the trick.
That unpoetic manwithnoname.

Happy now? I could have chosen a different rhyme to match "ick" but would still have had to change the closing line. Most dirty Limericks have some form of inversion in the final line.
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Old 15.11.2016, 18:07
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

it is... acceptable.

mine's the cleverest because snowflakes melting in warm and cold.

nobody has time for anapests and metric feet
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Old 15.11.2016, 18:10
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

From google

There once was a brash billionaire
who couldn't afford decent hair.
Vexed voters agreed:
"We're a nation in need!"
But toupée the price, do we dare?
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Ever heard of the East India Conpany?
What democratic country was that again?

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I might have been shocked that Trump won the election, but I am more so shocked at the turn this thread took.


Seriously this must be a flip-flop-firstever for EF
Totally agree with that. It must be the irresistible art of limerick...
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Sorry if this has been mentioned before in this thread (probably can also be pointed out which post, my mommy brain isn't fully working ), some Trump supporters definitely think he would be a good president, as Hillary would make the relationship with Russia even more unbearable. Not sure how Trump would make any difference in this matter.
Putin is going to play Trump like a fiddle, just as he has the last three presidents.
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Old 15.11.2016, 21:42
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Putin is going to play Trump like a fiddle, just as he has the last three presidents.
Especially if the totally unfounded rumours about Trumps businesses borrowing money in Russia should have some tiny seed of truth
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

There was a daft bitch called S Palin,
Said the US was in fear of ailing,
She got in with Don,
Now all hope is gone,
And we're the poor buggers left wailing.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

A LETTER TO THE US


FROM JOHN CLEESE


To the citizens of the United States of America, in light of your failure to elect a competent President of the USA and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective today.

Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II resumes monarchical duties over all states, commonwealths and other territories. Except Utah, which she does not fancy.

Your new prime minister (The Right Honourable Theresa May, MP for the 97.8% of you who have, until now, been unaware there's a world outside your borders) will appoint a minister for America. Congress and the Senate are disbanded. A questionnaire circulated next year will determine whether any of you noticed.

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FROM JOHN CLEESE


Ahem...

http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/revocation.asp



(This pops up, variously attributed, anytime we do something that sets eyes a-rolling across the pond.)
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Well, I'm imagining Trump protesters carrying posters with limerick poems
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