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...down Mexico way.

Question:
1. In the Mexican town of Cancun
Resided a silly old loon
When he clambered atop
A quite large lady cop
She kicked his ass clear to Rangoon

2. All alone in his room in Cancun
At a moment most inopportune,
A lonely old bloke
Interrupted mid-stroke,
Had his seed all around the room, strewn.

3. A celibate raised in Cancun,
With friends he would often lampoon,
Went from choc'lates to lollies
When sick of his jollies,
His friends went and got the man screwn.

4. A vacationer, bored in Cancun,
Had an impulse to play the buffoon
So he stood on his head
Till his face turned all red
In the center of town at high noon.

5. A bar singer down in Cancun
Said, "People, I really can croon."
Just give me a minute
And I'll try to begin it
(Though I don't know the lyrics an' tune.)

6. Mr. Trump wants to fence off Cancun;
Our immigrants Donald would prune.
And, "Mexico pays!"
(They think he's a craze.)
Will anyone vote for this loon?

7. Hey Diddle Diddle, the Cat and the Fiddle
The Cow moved South to Cancun
The little dog laughed
At whatever came aft
And the Dish ran away with the Spoon.

8. There's a Spanish chanteuse in Cancun
Who makes every gentleman swoon,
As with accent exotic
Her vocals erotic-
ly render each Catalan tune.

9. In the jungle just west of Cancún
I encountered a hairy baboon.
I asked, 'Lost your way?'
He replied, 'Oh, nay, nay,
Swam here all the way from Rangoon!'

10. Guapo Malo lived down in Cancun
Doing evil beneath the full moon
Lonely chicks he's seduce
With some strong cactus juice
Their dinero would be missing soon

11. Oppressed by the humid Cancun,
I once heard a restless man swoon
About new terra firma,
So he flew to Burma,
And died in monsoons in Rangoon.
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Submitted by one or another of bethree5, Bob Hale, Geoff, Greg, Hab, Kalleh, and Shufitz:

As always, outlining your though process, your likes and your Mehs, are welcome, nay encouraged!.
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Choices:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.

 

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ARRGH! How do we get this into line-breaks??!!

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The way to do it, is to put the numbered limericks in the Question, and only have the numbers in the Choices.


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Hey - it works! Sort of. Now I see the reason there's such ambiguity in the numbers being under the Poll bars, rather than in front of them. And where did all that space come from between the vote count and the bars of the bar graph? I never saw that before.

(There's gotta be a better way...)

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Thanks, Hab - sorry for the difficulty!
 
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I liked every one of them!

I voted for #8, but would not have had I known it already had two votes, just so I could spread the votes around a bit.

Is there a type in L3 of #10?

Several people picked "Rangoon" as the rhyme for "Cancun." I guess it is a bit obvious, so kudos to whoever wrote, "screwn!"
 
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Is there a typo in L3 of #10?

Yes, and it's from my end. Sorry, Whoever-you-are. As submitted it was "he'd", not "he's". But I can't fix it without discarding everybody's vote so far, so I'll let it be for now.

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I like them all too, including limerick 7, which doesn't really follow our rules. But I don't need no stinkin' rules! Smile
 
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I got this defeated feeling from writing this one-- like, sheesh, "oon"-- famous for moon & June, I should be able to dash off several! Instead I found it kind of hard Confused
 
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Sometimes I find the easy ones hard, too...and the harder ones easy. It's weird.
 
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Any more votes?
 
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As I've mentioned before, the stupid poll doesn't allow one to vote twice. Frown
 
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I just voted. I thought I was a real chance to come close to winning this one, but Limerick 8 has scooped the pool. I liked it a lot, one of only two to rhyme both syllables of Cancun in each of lines 1, 2 & 5 (one of mine was the other) and I voted for it too. I reckon it might be one of Hab's.

Good thing I didn't win though , because I am going away for my first holiday (just to Tasmania, the Apple Isle) since going to the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.


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Hmmm, "scooped the pool..." I haven't heard that one before. I just love language!
 
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one of only two to rhyme both syllables of Cancun in each of lines 1, 2 & 5 (one of mine was the other)


I think you'll find mine did too
 
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And of course that isn't a requirement - even on OEDILF.

Shall we call the winner?
 
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Yes, I think it's time.

Here they are, de-anonymized:

1. In the Mexican town of Cancun
Resided a silly old loon
When he clambered atop
A quite large lady cop
She kicked his ass clear to Rangoon
-- Geoff

2. All alone in his room in Cancun
At a moment most inopportune,
A lonely old bloke
Interrupted mid-stroke,
Had his seed all around the room, strewn.
-- Greg

3. A celibate raised in Cancun,
With friends he would often lampoon,
Went from choc'lates to lollies
When sick of his jollies,
His friends went and got the man screwn.
-- Greg again - one vote

4. A vacationer, bored in Cancun,
Had an impulse to play the buffoon
So he stood on his head
Till his face turned all red
In the center of town at high noon.
-- haberdasher - one vote

5. A bar singer down in Cancun
Said, "People, I really can croon."
Just give me a minute
And I'll try to begin it
(Though I don't know the lyrics an' tune.)
-- Bob Hale

6. Mr. Trump wants to fence off Cancun;
Our immigrants Donald would prune.
And, "Mexico pays!"
(They think he's a craze.)
Will anyone vote for this loon?
-- Kalleh

7. Hey Diddle Diddle, the Cat and the Fiddle
The Cow moved South to Cancun
The little dog laughed
At whatever came aft
And the Dish ran away with the Spoon.
-- haberdasher again - Yes, I know it isn't really a limerick, but it seemed to fit so closely... !

8. There's a Spanish chanteuse in Cancun
Who makes every gentleman swoon,
As with accent exotic
Her vocals erotic-
ly render each Catalan tune.
-- shufitz the clear winner! Four votes out of seven - Greg had two (one for each of two separate entries), and I got one.

9. In the jungle just west of Cancún
I encountered a hairy baboon.
I asked, 'Lost your way?'
He replied, 'Oh, nay, nay,
Swam here all the way from Rangoon!'
-- bethree5

10. Guapo Malo lived down in Cancun
Doing evil beneath the full moon
Lonely chicks he's seduce
With some strong cactus juice
Their dinero would be missing soon
-- Geoff again

11. Oppressed by the humid Cancun,
I once heard a restless man swoon
About new terra firma,
So he flew to Burma,
And died in monsoons in Rangoon.
-- Greg yet again - one vote


Can't tell you who was taken in by whom; that's both the virtue and the loss from using Poll form.

Nice work, gang! Shu, you won the honor fair and square, or if you'd rather not host the next round can you appoint a Lord High Substitute?

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Hmmm, "scooped the pool..." I haven't heard that one before. I just love language!

Didn't realise it was an Aussie expression but guess it must be.

Sorry Bob, yes you did rhyme both syllables in all of 1, 2 & 5. And yes Kalleh I know it isn't a requirement, but I like it when people are able to do it in a creative way, where the rhyme isn't just there for the sake of the rhyme and it doesn't seem in any way forced. I try to do it as often as I can - just for the challenge of it, but at least one of them usually seems a bit forced and it doesn't usually get votes, but happy that I pulled one this time for my attempt at doing it.

It's funny how sometimes you can't even write something that you think is even worth submitting, whereas other times they just roll off the tongue almost. I couldn't come up with a single one in the previous game, but in this game I just went bang, bang, bang and had sent Hab 3 limericks within about half an hour and 2 of them even pulled a vote each.

Shu - you should submit more often


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It's not solely an Aussie expression; Cambridge Dictionaries describes it as 'UK informal'.


Build a man a fire and he's warm for a day. Set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life.
 
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Speaking of UK informal, I heard, "pop a sprog" in a Video last night. I hadn't heard it in many years. Do people in English speaking countries still say it, or do they have issue with that phrase?
 
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I've heard it, but I don't think it was recently. I'm probably not the person most in touch with current parlance, though.


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The TV show in question was "Waiting for God," ca. 1992, so hardly current. Low-brow comedy, but I loved it!
 
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Yes, it was very good. Stygian black comedy, in fact. Stephanie Cole is a great actress and plays her part to perfection. At a guess someone in their 70s like the main characters is more likely to use the phrase.


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Thanks, arnie.

Where are we going next? Not the Bayview Retirement Home to visit the idiot Baines, I assume?
 
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Not my call, but we could do worse than Bournemouth, where "Waiting for God" is set. The area around Bournemouth is well known for the high percentage of elderly residents, rather like Florida in the USA, and for similar reasons, although the weather is only marginally better than the rest of the UK. It's pronounced BORN-m'th (the apostrophe stands for a schwa, ə).


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I'll start the new game for Shu, and you can send me your limericks. He has trouble typing, and I think particularly on WC he doesn't want to make mistakes because he respects the intellect here so much. Shu said he'd come up with one tomorrow.

As to my Trump one, I thought I'd get at least one vote on that one. Frown
 
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