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Old 02-08-2015, 03:37 PM
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Loopy Limericks

With a modicum of trepidation, in that it might be seen as slightly precocious for a raw newbie to suggest a new game ... oh, what the hell.

The format that I would suggest is that each contributor may only ever offer one line for each new limerick, but the author of the fifth and last line initiates the first of the next new one.
(Cut and paste all of the existing lines and then add your contribution. In that way each creation will reach its conclusion, complete).

The Dope

She asked, 'Have you ever inhaled?'
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Old 02-08-2015, 03:52 PM
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She asked, 'Have you ever inhaled?'
"I tried once and miserably failed.

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She asked, 'Have you ever inhaled?'
"I tried once and miserably failed.
My breathing asthmatic
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(helps to read the rules)

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She asked, 'Have you ever inhaled?'
"I tried once and miserably failed.
My breathing asthmatic
Made puffing erratic
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Old 02-09-2015, 04:24 PM
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She asked, 'Have you ever inhaled?'
"I tried once and miserably failed.
My breathing asthmatic
Made puffing erratic
And that's why we sleep top and tailed.

# I apologise for breaking my own suggested 'rule' of only one line per contributor per limerick.
Call me impatient if you like, but, hopefully, not precious - I just grew tired of waiting to see if the idea would germinate.
Now, I've started to think it won't and so will just let it die - unless someone else (like I originally did) thinks it might provide just a little more of an intellectual challenge and amusement than mindlessly building 'lists' from information that at one click can be Googled by anybody.

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No, I think this idea has merit. Let's do another:

There once was a pretty young thing
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Hunting an engagement ring
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A famous foot doctor from France
Was dismayed he had not learned to dance
And what this podiatrist most missed
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Was dismayed he had not learned to dance
And what this podiatrist most missed
Was a pirouette twist

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A famous foot doctor from France
Was dismayed he had not learned to dance
And what this podiatrist most missed
Was a pirouette twist
From a toothsome young girl in tight pants


A man on his way to Alaska
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A man on his way to Alaska
Was waylaid by a girl from Nebraska

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Her prodigious nipples
Like Grand Teton ripples


# I know I'm breaking the one-line-per-player rule. But I'm about to change this preclusion (to make the game a little more user-friendly) as soon as I work out how to make the amendment.

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A man on his way to Alaska
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Her prodigious nipples
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What state he's in now please don't aska.


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A girl known as Cindy McGee
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The trouble with an under-wire bra

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All the women would fear
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A time traveling panda named Ching

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* Would've loved to have been last and said: 'Got scrambled-up with his Ring Thing'.
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I met a old timer named Roy,

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'I met an old timer named Roy,
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When it's fully wound

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'I met an old timer named Roy,
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'I met an old timer named Roy,
Who said, "I've a marvelous toy.
When it's fully wound
It makes a nice sound
And looks just like Helen of Troy".



As initiator of the thread, and following useful input from other contributors, it is proposed to amend the 'rules', slightly. (They were a little too restrictive).
So,
1. Each writer may contribute more than one line per limerick. But these cannot be consecutive.
2. The writer of the first line cannot write the last - unless the thread has gone into hibernation.
3. The writer of the last line earns the right to suggest the first line of the new limerick. (The only time exception to this is again, if the thread becomes dormant).

Final thing: When entering a line, try and construct it so that if you had to follow it yourself, you could. In other words, try and avoid painting us into a corner.

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