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You asked by txt for my opinion.

Love the Spiderman one, to fix the metre in the Labyrinth one how about making the last two lines

Defeated him soundly
With Ludo's help

Glad to see your continuing contributions to the wonderful world of DDs.


"No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money." Samuel Johnson.
 
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Thnaks Bob. Smile Thing is, the stress in "defeat" is on the second syllable, so either way you need to say "DE-feat-ed" (in which case I prefer the way the original line scans).

How's your packing going, by the way? Cool
 
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Due to work constraints elsewhere, I am finding myself more and more unable to devote the time to my duties as DD Emperor that I feel they deserve.

For the good of this thread in particular and Double Dactyls everywhere, I would like to respectfully abdicate the throne in place of Empress Jo the First.


(fanfare) All Hail Empress Jo!!!
 
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As my last official act as your beloved and respected and admired and never-argued-with Emperor, allow me to submit the following (keeping in mind that a geographical area is a name even though, for DD purposes, this may be seen as somewhat of a cheat) :

Jiggery Pokery
Midlands of Iowa
Sent to this board a new
Gal with finesse.

Writing her DDs so
Uncomplicatedly.
Keep it up, Jo, you are
Sure to Empress!
 
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Welcome Empress Jo! Big Grin

I will kick-off this new reign...

Lexily, Lexily
Jesse E. Sheidlower,
OED editor,
Fav'rite of mine.

Shall we inform him of
CJ's great project where
Incomprehensibly,
Lim'ricks define?

A few caveats are in order. First, we must say "fav'rite" and "lim'ricks" for this to work. Also, I have no idea what Jesse's real middle initial is. Lastly, we must say "Scheidlower" with 3 syllables.
 
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um...., er........

Two things:

1. Shouldn't I have been asked first? and...

2. What are my empressed duties?
 
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Lexically Flexically
Little Jo Jemison
New to the wordcrafter's
Lexical vein.

Superimposedly
Found herself plunked on a
Dubious throne for a
Dactylous reign.

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Jiggery Pokery
Marquis de Sade, (The)
In polite circles was
Oft heard to quip:

"Don't tell me I'm a bad
Disciplinarian,
Or you might feel the sharp
End of my whip!" Wink
 
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Good try, Cat! Unfortunately, Marquis de Sade, (The) is only five syllables. Shall we all pitch in and see if we can make it six somehow?

Hm....

Compte Marquis de Sade?

COM te mar KEE de Sade... (I think he was a Count)
 
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At the climax of S&M, they say, the Masoschist implores, "Hurt me," and the Sadist replies, "I won't."

"Ah! Ecstasy!!"

Whippery quippery
Patron of Sadism (???)
In polite circles would
Frequently quip

"Tell anyone I'm a
Disciplinarian
And you will feel the sharp
Lash of my whip."
 
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Nice one Jerry! Smile I prefer your second verse to mine. I also forgot I tend to speak French with a bit of a southern accent sometimes (don't know where I picked it up from), so I actually pronounce "Sade" as two syllables - not that I say it very often...

It's set me thinking how I sometimes frenchify (what is the correct French version of "anglicise"?) my English - both in pronunciation and turn of phrase. No wonder I get the odd odd look!
 
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Oh goody! Another place in which to waste my already limited time! My thanks (I guess...) to Chris for referring to these threads over in OEDILF.

At the risk of being *too* pompously self centered, howzabout:

pishety-toshety
Eric L Andersen
new to the forum and
full of himself

offering puffery
Self-referentially
hoping you'll not put him
back on the shelf!
 
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Oh, so glad to see more double dactyls Big Grin I am so jealous that Eric has a double dactyl name! Eric, I love yours....except we might reword that seventh line so that the rhythm is a little better. Any attempts, guys?

My daughter's name is Catherine, and I have told her that she must marry a man whose last name is a dactyl! Wink

Jo, welcome to the double dactyl throne, and I loved your acceptance dactyl! BTW, if your real last name is "Jemison," I am jealous of you, too! Is it "Josephine Jemison?"
 
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Fairily, Verily
Hans Christian Andersen
Author of stories like
Princess and Pea.

One of my fav'rites, the
Emporer's nude, and with
Implausibility,
He does not see!
 
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Poachery coachery
Robin of Nottingham's
Merry Men frolicked and
Poached royal deer.

Upsetting government,
Anticorruptionist,
Genuine folk hero,
But, was he queer?
 
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Aussily, Aussily
Virge the Australian,
New to the forum, eats
Kangaroo soup.

Virge likes Koala bears,
Writes all those lim'ricks, he's
Incontrivertibly, (Thanks, Shu!)
Part of our loop!

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Thanks Kalleh Smile

Ipsilly Wipsilly
Peter the Spiderman,
Feeling effects of his
Fragile male pride,

Loses his squirt and gains
Hypochondriasis
Fed by the veiled threat:
Here Comes the Bride.
 
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Virge, that is a wonderful DD!!

I've been delinquent in my empressed duties, I fear. Of course, I have no idea what those duties are.

In honor of my confusion...

Higgeldy Piggeldy
Empress Ms. Josephine
Wrote on the walls of her
Baudy Boudouir.

Send me a man who knows
Phytogeography.
This room's as dull as a
Lousy film noir.
 
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Lazily Hazily
Virge of Antipodes
Quasi-poetic'ly
Twiddles his thumbs,

Knowing that he is no
Phytogeographer,
Scribbles a verse about
Spreading his gums.
 
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Another joint effort (and possibly more relevant this side of the pond):

Cyberman Schmyberman,
Christopher Eccleston,
Fighting the Daleks who
Exterminate.

He's the new Dr. Who,
Post-metamorphically
'Cos Paul Mcgann had to
Regenerate.
 
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OK, jo & virge, I'll bite. What's a phytogeographer?

(Such erudition on this board ... )
 
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A colleague has pointed out some quite intriguing slime molds growing near our office. I couldn't help noticing the double-dactylity of their latin name. And yes, the canine reference is really a common name of this particular specimen.

Slippery Gloppery
Fuligo Septica
Dog vomit slime mold is
really quite neat

Slimy and yellow and
Myxomycotious
Watch where you step 'coz it
Grows at your feet
 
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That's vile, Eric! Great DD though. Big Grin

And nice limericks on the other thread, too!
 
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Thanks, Cat!

I seem to be on a roll. I'll answer Hic's question on behalf of Jo, if I may:

spatially, temp'rally
biogeographers
study and document
patterns of life.

phyto and zoo are
Just other prefixes;
Subspecializing will
Keep them from strife.

(Note that 'zoo' is 'zo-oh' in this context, but I'm pretty sure anyone here will have picked that one up)
 
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Oh, these are great, guys! Eric, I know just what you mean; sometimes I suddenly think of DDs all day...while I am in a bit of a drought right now! Wink

Hic, phytogeographer is the study of the geographic distribution of plants. It seems like it would be a useful word.
 
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Higgeldy Piggeldy
Charles F. Kettering
Sought for a new way to
Start up a car.

Automobility
Was only one of the
Puzzles he tackled and
Solved like a star.
 
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Higgeldy Piggeldy
President Washington
Led the rebellion and
Marched off to war.

Some of the colonists,
Anglomaniacal
Joined with the redcoats
To ev'n the score.
 
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Jiggery Stokery
"Bram Stoker's Dracula"
Starring Keanu and
Sir Anthony.

Added a sub-plot quite
Unnecessarily,
Why can't they just leave the
'riginals be?

Thanks Karl, for your suggestion Smile


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Higglety Pigglety
Doctor Veronica's
Busy and therefore her
Hand-off is bad.

Cardiologically,
Edith's forgotten. The
System is failing us.
This is so sad.

A little background is in order! I am at a conference with physicians, nurses and administrators about quality improvement. One of our facilitators gave us a case to analyze about Edith, a patient, and Veronica, an intern. The "hand-off" refers to Veronica taking on the patient as the intern on the previous shift was leaving. The patient began to have severe cardiac symptoms, which were not addressed...and this was obviously due to a system error during the "handing-off period" that we are all trying to improve.

Why the DD? Well, the facilitator had us write haikus about it, and I took it to a higher level. The audience went crazy writing haikus, though they obviously didn't understand the meter pattern.

BTW, does anyone remember Veronica in the comic books? I hardly remember them, but if you do, something like "Arch and Veronica" would make a great DD.
 
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Jugheady Lugheady
Arch and Veronica.
He wanted "love." She gave
Anything but.

Archie, to me, was too
Over-fastidious.
I would much rather date
Betty the Slut.


A note of explanation is in order. Today, all the characters in the Archie comics series are pretty much homogenized into a drab generic caricature of American teenagerhood but way back in the early days, this was definitely not the case.

There were distinct sexual undertones to many of the comics in the 1950s and Archie was a prime example. He was in love with (read "lusted for") Veronica, the rich and unobtainable Ice Queen and, as a result, was completely oblivious to the freshly-scrubbed girl-next-door Betty who threw herself at him on a regular basis. As a male going through the throes of puberty, this used to make me crazy!


A sidenote: I just looked up "throes" to make sure I was using it correctly and just learned that there is such a thing as an individual throe. Hmmm... Never heard of that before. I had always thought that they traveled in packs.
 
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Hmmm, can't say that I had the same take on the Archie and Jughead comics, but as I said, I don't remember them that well.

Higgledy Piggledy
Candidate Barack O-
Bama for Senate from
Great Illinois!

Brilliant, articulate,
Teacher of law. He's no
Octogenarian;
He's just a boy!

I don't know how many of you (only Americans, I am sure) heard Barack Obama speak last night at the Democratic National Convention, but he is real special to us because he is my daughter's law professor at the University of Chicago. He is a magnificent human being, and even my somewhat (?) conservative husband likes him. Now, that is a feat! I do think Barack has a bright political future. BTW, 'barack' means 'blessed' in some African language.

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The head of the convention(the New Mexico Governor) said that Obama was the rising star of the democratic party. The first I heard of him was his flyer stuck in my windshield. I looked at it and laughed. It was until I realized he was actually running for office.

Of course, as far as I can tell, he is still completely unopposed for the position. The Obama/Osama jokes thus far have not been very good, but I have faith in our pundits.
 
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Jiminy, Jiminy
Anaheim's Disneyland,
Whimsical fairyland,
Such a great Wow!

Mickey, Adventureland,
Small wor...ld after all,
Enthusiastically,
Let's go there now!

In this DD, 'world' has two syllables, Bob. Wink
 
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krichety krochety
Curious linguaphiles
Searching for words
In cranny and nook.

Some of the worst are the
Krukolibidinous.
Success is determined by
Where one might look.
 
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Scarily, warily,
Neil - sole from Newcastle,
Met the young Mensans in
Bacchus's home.

Cat after pineapples
Spoke of dual metered feet
fun on the Internet -
Wordcraft.com

Hello there!

Just stopping by to say Hi. Nice forum. Nice chatting to you and the other brums last night, Cat.

See you around sometime
 
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Welcome, Paz. Smile Big Grin Wink Cool

Another UKer...how nice! We would love to see you on the Wordcraft chat tomorrow. Directions are in the Community forum, under "Tomorrow's Chat."

I love those double dactyls! Now, if it only had that 6-syllable word... Wink
 
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Welcome, Paz. Smile Big Grin Wink Cool

Another UKer...how nice! We would _love_ to see you on the Wordcraft chat tomorrow. Directions are in the Community forum, under "Tomorrow's Chat."

I love those double dactyls! Now, if it only had that 6-syllable word... Wink


Thanks Kalleh. I'll be honest, I don't know the correct form yet. I'm sure I'll find it around here somewhere.... Smile
 
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Paz,
We have multiple threads for double dactyls because many of us are so fond of them. Likewise, several people have posted rules, some so strict that you could never abide by them (like, your 6-syllable word has to be one that is only ever used once in a double dactyl. Well, how do you know that somewhere on the Net your 6-syllable word may have been used in a double dactyl? Stupid rule!) So, here is what I consider a nice summary of the basic rules, done by me of course! Wink
 
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And welcome from me, too.

It's good to see that the Midland Mensans, like the southern Mensans, are devotees of Bacchus.

Good, too, to see the name correctly apostrophised (there has, on occasions, been a deviant tendency to adopt the US aberration of omitting the final "s" in possessives of words ending in "s")


Richard English
 
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Hello Paz!

I'm glad you joined - hope to see you here more often. You have, now, given away my little secret... Smile

Come back to Bacchus next time you're in Brum.
 
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Thanks, Virge, for posting our first question from CJ's OEDILF site. We are looking forward to a wonderful collaboration.

Higgledy Piggledy
OED Limericks:
CJ's pet project is
Going great guns.

Brilliant idea with
Potentiality.
Congratulations...we
Offer by tons! Big Grin
 
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As are we, Kalleh.

Versilly Tersilly
O-E-D-I-L-F,
Spawned in the warmth where the
Linguaphiles stay,

Showed simple verse could seed
Hyper-fecundity;
Tell me the truth, "Was it
"Word- or fore- play?"
 
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A particularly time-consuming challenge crossed my mind a month or two ago. I won't be able to tackle it soon, but I'll share it now otherwise I might forget it again.

Challenge: produce an acrostic DD.
Suggested word for the first letters: ACROSTIC.
 
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Great minds think alike.

My recollection was that this was just too hard! However, maybe we've all become better dactylers now?

Working on "acrostic" now...
 
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Argedly, bargeldy
Christopher Brosius
Researches perfumes and
Other good smells.

Stop your experiments!
Trychloroethylene
Isn't the compound you
Crave for your spells.
 
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Fabulous, Jo! An A+!

And, so quickly, too. Smile
 
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*is impressed*
 
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Thank You~ Big Grin
 
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I still want to find time to do an acrostic DD, but for the moment I'll content myself with using a DD word from last month's physics news.

Wantonly Quantumly
Physicist Shahriar
Finds the dark fringes of
Double-slits not

Wholly consistent with
Complementarity,
Throwing out Bohr-ing old
Photons as rot.


Shahriar Afshar is stirring things up. It would be wonderful to see a couple of quantum interpretations bite the dust but there's probably more here than meets the photon detector. http://www.kathryncramer.com/wblog/archives/000674.html
 
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Wow, another excellent one (assuming I have pronounced Shahriar correctly!) Smile

I, too, am avoiding the acrostics for the moment as I wanted to congratulate the OEDILF project on the press release yestrday.

Lexily, Rexily
OED Lexicon,
Written with limericks,
Strange...but it's true!

Counterintuitive,
Lexicon writers are
Most often humorless.Roll Eyes
This is a coup!

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