Excellent, creative rhyming, and a goodly dollop of naughtiness. Well done, people! Cast your votes.
It seems as though there are almost as many different pronunciations of "Tunisia" as competitors! Makes it a bit hard to judge.
Maybe we should have stuck with "Tunis" after all
I don't think the different pronunciations matter. They just make the whole thing more creative. One of the most creative we've had.
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Agreed, Bob. It was creative and made me realize that I go for easy rhyming too much. Plus, I think it is great that so many different people got votes!
Well done, my friends. The authors are
3. Guy Barry
5&7. Richard E (I particularly liked 7)
6. Greg S
We have a tie between ##6 and 8, so I get to be the tiebreaker. I laughed out loud when I saw the last rhyme of #6, and I have a bias in favor of all things Australian. Besides, Australia must have scads of great place names.
So Greg, could you do the honors for the next round?
Who painted his ass like a dahlia.
The colour was fine;
Likewise the design.
The aroma? Ah, that was a failia.
Bob didn't have one? That's odd.
Bethree, it is great to see you here again!
Congrats to you, Greg! I got zero votes, but who's counting?
I'm glad I made you laugh, Shu. That's about the best compliment anyone can give a limerick.
I will Post a new game shortly.
I would have voted for Greg's had it not been for a technicality; the second line doesn't scan. "Over time the young fellow grew sissier" would have been better, I think. However I agree that it was the funniest!
I was genuinely surprised by the variety of pronunciations on offer. Even after checking the online dictionaries I'm not sure what the standard pronunciation is: it seems to be (roughly) too-NEE-zhuh in the US and tyoo-NIZZ-ee-uh in the UK, but there seem to be plenty of variants on both sides of the Atlantic (not to mention Australia!). Both Richard's and Greg's entries used something close to tyoo-NISS-ee-uh, which is slightly different from the way I say it.
Looking forward to Greg's game!
New game has been posted.
A postscript from the loser: I too voted for Greg's (tho I agree w/Guy, the 2nd-line 'and' should come out). Thought at first it didn't rhyme til I re-read it w/a gecko accent