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Old 1st Jul 2004, 16:04   #1
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Another day, another Palimpsest forum. After the success of the mini-saga, 50 word opening and the sadly lost Crap Speculative fiction compos, I thought it might be nice to have a regular spot for other Mornington Crescent type games. Anyone can suggest a game, and we'll just keep playing them till they peter out.

First up, we might as well go for something fairly simple, so limericks it is. I'll start off with the first line. It's first come first served as far as who comes in next. For clarity it might be worth quoting the previous lines of the limerick, then having your new line below that. Once a limerick is complete, anyone can start a new one.

So, the first line is:

My mother had a very dirty bucket,
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I have to buck(et) the trend here and impose some order on you slobs! All limericks must start with a line of seven or eight syllables in the rhythm:

dah-DAH dah-dah-DAH (dah-)dah-DAH

eg
There was a young man named Cribbs
Whose cock was so big it had ribs
...

Whereas your (shamelessly lewdness-inducing: you'd never catch me at that!) opening, 'Mr' Wavid, has no fewer than eleven syllables and no scansion! Start again, weasels!
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Thanks for that, Dunkan.

Let's take your lead then:

There was a young man named Cribbs,
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Who never could stop telling fibs,
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There was a young man named Cribbs,
Who never could stop telling fibs,

His posts were pathetic
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There was a young man named Cribbs,
Who never could stop telling fibs,
His posts were pathetic

His fingers, prosthetic,
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There was a young man named Cribbs,
Who never could stop telling fibs,
His posts were pathetic
His fingers, prosthetic,
So we ridiculed him with ad-libs
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There once was a man named Sean Wright
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There once was a man named Sean Wright
Whose wife was a bit of all right
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There once was a man named Sean Wright
Whose wife was a bit of all right

She hated his novels
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