Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2011 13:22:30 -0600
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From: Alan Hall <ahalltoxic**At_Symbol_Here**MSN.COM>
Subject: Re: Limerick limerick
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However, the "meter" in the last sentence in the original was "metre" whi ch in poetry is the scansion of the final rhyming (or non-rhyming) line.&nb sp; A play on words and used to be used in English books to demonstrate " metre".
Of course, we could have one of those song-fests using limericks t hat goes to the tune of " Ai, yi, yi, yi...In China they do it for Ch ile...So let's have another one that's worse than the other one...Waltz me around, again, Willie.  I'll play the guitar for it and everyone gets to add their favorite limericks.  Best done, however, in p rivate as many are not politically correct.
Now, maybe we should actually get back to discussing science and chemical safety.

Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2011 14:41:49 -0400
From: mrakas**At_Symbol_Here**SMITH.EDU
Subject : Re: [DCHAS-L] Limerick limerick
To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU

We mi ght forget something, but Google never does.

Lots of info on non-rhyming limericks, those with more than 5 lines, etc. &n bsp;Just google 'limerick' or (as I did) the first line of the verse Alan provided...

But h ere's the verse:

     A young meter-reader named Peter

     While looking around for a meter

     By a leak struck a light,

     Then he rose out of sight.

     And as anyone who knows anything ab out poetry can plainly see, the

     explosion also destroyed the meter.

I suggest a limerick-fest at the next DCHAS social event....

>>> Alan Hall < ahalltoxic**At_Symbol_Here**MSN.COM> 9/9/2011 2:23 PM >>>
A young met er-reader named Peter

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