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October 10th, 2002

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08:28 pm - National Poetry Day
The Poetry Society have declared it to be National Poetry Day today. To celebrate this, the BBC News website organised a game of poetry consequences among its readers in which each player contributes a rhyming couplet to some ongoing doggerel.

The BBC's effort was distinctly beatable. There are enough witty, wordy folks reading this that trying something similar here might turn out to be a disaster but should at least be a fun disaster.

We shall not get too ambitious and restrict ourself to the ancient art of the limerick so that there's a reasonable chance that we'll get the blighter finished. You know the form: aabba rhyming pattern, syllables 2 and 5 (and 8 in lines 1, 2 and 5) are strong, that sort of thing. Whoever finishes the first can start a second if they like.

Kindly add the next as-yet-unwritten line to:

"There was a young LiveJournal geek,
Current Mood: taking a chance here
Current Music: Lotsa limericks running around my head

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Date:October 10th, 2002 01:04 pm (UTC)

I submitted something to that BBC effort...

Can't remember *what* I submitted, but it wasn't used. As for yours:

"Whose limericks weren't very good"

Wot's a limerick?
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Date:October 10th, 2002 01:14 pm (UTC)

Re: I submitted something to that BBC effort...

Avast, ye foul troll.

That isn't a limerick line. (Though it could be, couldn't it?)
Date:October 10th, 2002 01:25 pm (UTC)

It looks more like an anagram...

Thursday will usher in a new era of love and prosperity for Aries, which is only fair considering what happens Friday.

Damn. The most recent cut 'n' paste obviously didn't take. The one above is something else entirely. Try again:

...but I don't think it is one. The accepted method for beating trolls is to stick your wand up their nose, but I probably shouldn't say that as it could be misconstrued.

As for the *real* next line:

Who was stylish, unfailingly chic

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Date:October 10th, 2002 01:54 pm (UTC)


When his witty next line
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Date:October 10th, 2002 02:03 pm (UTC)

Re: ...

Failed completely to rhyme
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Date:October 10th, 2002 11:03 pm (UTC)

Re: ...

Except when he wrote it in Greek.

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