A form of expression peculiar to the Land beyond the Magazines.
-Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary
As we continue to regain strength from a recent bout with flu, we're reminded of the rhyme by (the amazingly prolific) Anonymous:
A flea and a fly in a flue
Were imprisoned, so what could they do?
Said the fly: `Let us flee'
Said the flea: `Let us fly!'
So they flew through a flaw in the flue.
While it's accepted that Limericks may have been officially invented in England, 'twas the Irish who took the art form straight to the bathroom, such as the 18th century Limerick that begins:
There once was a man from Uranus
Limericks, of course, use the aabba rhyme scheme, most popular in this classic AABBA rhyme:
Take a chance
Take a chance chance
Honey I'm still free
Take a chance on me
(Take a take a chance chance)
But enough with the Swedes. Back to Ireland. It's almost St. Patrick's Day (which means it's only six days away from my annual "Telling of Ye Olde Only Irish Joke I Know," so check back here on the 17th), so shouldn't we get some limericks going in honor of St. Paddy and all those snakes? Yes! Raise your glasses! And now that you can't see without your glasses, stumble to the nearest refreshment counter and find yourself a drink! And hoist it! And post your limerick!
The four people who visit this website look forward to your submissions.