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Enjoy them, then indicate your favorite(s)

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A. Had bad oysters for dinner in Sterling.
Soon both innards and head were left whirling.
Gulped down Pepto-Bismol;
Its effects were quite dismal,
And I ended the evening by hurling.

B. There is a young lady in Sterling
Who's busy with knitting and purling
She's crafting a sweater
For Benny Ledbetter
When he grabs a broom and goes curling

C. I have a good buddy in Sterling
Who tells me he's going out "girling."
He heads for the bars,
And looks for the "stars."
But he ends up just drinking and hurling.

D. As I lay on my bed back in Sterling
And the thoughts in my head were just swirling
The things that I'd seen
On that movie screen
Were the things I’d expect from Rod Serling

E. My town was so proud of its curling
The stones would go down the ice whirling
When we lost one game - pfft-y
To a team named "North Fifty"
The headlines read "Fifty Pounds Sterling!"

F. A logger was living in Sterling
And often competed in birling
Until once in BC
Fell astraddle a tree
And now there’s no boying-and-girling. 

G. There was a young woman of Sterling
Who often sent men's heads a-whirling
Eschewing all dress
Except tassles, I guess,
Her jiggling stride sent 'em twirling

H. I went out on the town once in Sterling
For my friend and I thought we’d go girling
We met Patty and Mabel
Who drank us under the table
The next morning my head was just whirling
 
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E is my favorite

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H for me, though I'd like to do a bit of workshopping on it. It is not perfect.

And, thanks, Geoff, for the C on mine. Frown Perhaps I should just stick to nursing...
 
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I vote for G.


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I vote for G.

Alwas go with a winner.


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I tend to reserve comments until after the tally.

Proof - that means you too are voting for G ?
 
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Originally posted by haberdasher:
I tend to reserve comments until after the tally.
Again I got it wrong. AAAAARRRRGGGHHHHH! I've deleted the comments.
 
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Geoff, you didn't get anything wrong. Hab prefers to wait until after the tally, that's all. I don't tend to comment on limericks, unless I like something about them. OEDILF soured me on that.

Sorry if I reacted to my "C." I've never gotten a C before in anything. Wink

Remember, we have no "stinkin' rules" here (deja vu for some of you).

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Yeah, well, I over-reacted to the suggestion that I wait until everybody votes before making comments. Anyway, being a sucker for puns, I had to vote for E.
 
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I'll be in Pittsburgh and AFK till mid-next-week; will post the results then...it would be good to have more than five ballots to report.
 
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More votes, people!
 
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AFK? ???
 
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Well, I didn't enter and feel funny about voting, but Hab is asking for votes. So, I vote for D because it is the only one that tickled my funny bone, and my funny bone needed tickled. Smile


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Please, everyone, feel free to vote whether or not you sent a limerick. BTW, where has Greg been? I miss him.
 
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Did Haberdasher forget to come home? Maybe doing hurricane relief?
 
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Results, and a few comments, are posted here.
 
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