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October 28, 2017, 21:59
BobHale
Limerick Game: Xianyang
And the new place name is...

Xianyang

where I am now living.

Pronunciation is shenYANG


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October 31, 2017, 19:35
Kalleh
Good Grief! I forgot how hard Bob's always are. I have a 4 1/2 hour flight tomorrow - I'll have to think about it!
October 31, 2017, 22:02
BobHale
Come on it's not hard to rhyme YANG.

Bang
Clang
Dang
Fang
Gang
Hang
Pang
Prang
Rang
Sang
Slang
Stang
Tang
Wang

and that's just with common single syllable words


"No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money." Samuel Johnson.

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November 01, 2017, 06:21
sattva
I will try to get one or two in by the end of the weekend.


"Wishing in gladness and in safety, may all beings be at ease." ~from the Metta Sutta
November 01, 2017, 06:56
Geoff
I'm trying. Just ask my souse. This may take a while.
November 01, 2017, 19:51
tinman
quote:
Originally posted by Geoff:
I'm trying. Just ask my souse. This may take a while.

You're trying your spouse's patience by calling her a souse.
November 02, 2017, 22:10
Kalleh
I will have to give in and just rhyme the stressed syllable. Normally I like to rhyme the whole word.
November 06, 2017, 09:43
Geoff
quote:
Originally posted by tinman:

You're trying your spouse's patience by calling her a souse.


I forgot to "p." Now I'm all wet.Still hav
ing computer issues. I'm using the work WiFi. I may get shot.
November 07, 2017, 01:35
BobHale
This is the easiest rhyme ever... just rhyme it with "bang" so why do I have only one entry?


"No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money." Samuel Johnson.

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Photographs to accompany Anyone Can DO It available from www.lulu.com
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November 09, 2017, 06:11
BobHale
Two now.

Let me offer some encouragement

An Englishman stuck in Xianyang
Said this game should go with a bang
Though the word may look strange
There's one hell of a range
Of rhymes (and one of them's "wang")


"No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money." Samuel Johnson.

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Photographs to accompany Anyone Can DO It available from www.lulu.com
My photoblog The World Through A lens
November 09, 2017, 20:17
Kalleh
One could hardly call mine a limerick. Roll Eyes I am not sure why, but this one was hard for me.
November 11, 2017, 06:38
Geoff
Still attempting to write one.
December 03, 2017, 17:12
haberdasher
It's been several weeks now - Bob, are you still communicado ?
December 03, 2017, 20:07
BobHale
I had so few entries I forgot all about it.
I still have only four.

Remember you just need to rhyme Yang.
Here are the suggestions from Rhyme zone.

1 syllable:
ang, bang, bangue, bhang, brang, cangue, cangues, chang, chiang, chuang, clang, crang, dang, drang, fang, fange, flang, frang, gang, gangue, guang, hang, hange, huang, hwang, jang, kang, khang, klang, krang, lang, lange, langue, langues, mang, mangue, nang, pahang, pang, plang, prang, rang, sangh, schlang, shang, siang, slang, spang, sprang, stang, strang, t'ang, tang, tangue, thang, thrang, trang, tsang, tsiang, vang, wang, whang, wrang, yang, ylang, zang, zhang

2 syllables:
abang, abgang, abhang, alang, behang, belang, chain gang, defang, durang, entlang, farang, guilt pang, guiyang, hangsang, harangue, hsiang, kukang, lalang, lelang, li-kang, liang, madang, mahuang, marang, mustang, nanchang, pinang, press gang, pyongyang, road gang, sea tang, shabang, shenyang, tunkelang, unhang, wolfgang, xiaogang, xuanzang, ying-yang, youth gang, zamang, ziyang

3 syllables:
baoguang, boomerang, care a hang, get the hang, kuomintang, ourang, overhang, section gang, sturm und drang, verdinsgang, whiz-zip-bang, xinjiang

4 syllables:
ylang-ylang


"No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money." Samuel Johnson.

My current blog.
Photographs to accompany Anyone Can DO It available from www.lulu.com
My photoblog The World Through A lens
December 03, 2017, 20:11
sattva
I sent one. It was really terrible!


"Wishing in gladness and in safety, may all beings be at ease." ~from the Metta Sutta
December 06, 2017, 16:36
Geoff
Sorry to take so long. Chaos still reigns chez moi, but I did finally send you something approximating a limerick - IF you assume that pre-pubescent boys can write them.
December 09, 2017, 13:14
haberdasher
There's a name for the phenomenon where you come across an uncommon word, and then it pops up in your environment independently. (Shu, arnie - does that ring any bells?) I just finished Null States, by Malka Older, and there on Page 325 is Xianyang. And several times afterward, too. The Chinese aren't the bad guys, either.

[It's a techno-thriller, second in a series (so far, announced to be a trilogy. Book One is titled Infomacracy.) about an international society with a computerized election system supervised by a neutral third party ("Information") to ensure fairness, taken to its logical extreme. And how people try to exploit/subvert it to their own advantage...sound at all relevant? And written three years ago and more, at that!]

Bob - I sent you a limerick just a few days ago - have you received it?