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May 13, 2018, 15:05
haberdasher
Oxnard it is, then
No problem with using OXNARD
Unless it is simply too hard
But if you eschew it
And say you can’t do it
You’re hoist by that famous petard!

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May 13, 2018, 17:00
Proofreader
How to say it.


Give a man a fish and he can eat for one day; give a man a fishing pole and he will find an excuse to never work again.
Nollidj is power.
May 13, 2018, 18:33
haberdasher
…many would dispute her examples, on both sides. There’s more than one “American English” and more than one “British English.”

I would propose we use a rather generous standard of acceptable pronunciations even if we ourselves might pronounce a given word differently.
May 18, 2018, 05:38
Geoff
Have you any submissions? Admissions? Intromissions? Omissions? Intermissions?
May 18, 2018, 13:57
Kalleh
So sorry - I haven't been around much. It's all good - graduations (3!), out of town, babysitting my little granddaughter because they lost their nanny, much going on at work, etc., etc. I'll get you a limerick and hope to be better here.
May 18, 2018, 14:17
sattva
I am sitting out this one.
May 18, 2018, 17:34
haberdasher
Only two so far. Maybe a limerick in boustrophedon would be appropriate?...

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May 19, 2018, 04:32
Geoff
Then Oxnard would be Dranxo? Sounds like a headache remedy to me. But then when I see "Ex-LAX I think of departing Los Angeles International Airport. Roll Eyes

PS: Why am I now getting lines saying, "Ignored post?"
May 19, 2018, 07:42
haberdasher
Who Ignored which post? That's a distressing glitch.

I have three entries now. Surely there are a few more stalwart Limericists who can cope with this?
May 19, 2018, 12:53
haberdasher
Four now. Geoff, are you still being Ignored?
May 19, 2018, 13:33
Geoff
Yes still being ignored, but there's always an announcement that you have ignored my post. I can then click on "ignored post" and see it. Weird! I suppose I can just assume it's good taste on your part. Big Grin
May 19, 2018, 14:05
haberdasher
Strange. My Ignore list is empty. Are you sure it's not you ignoring me instead? (and how does one upload an image? [not a URL]?)
May 19, 2018, 19:03
bethree5
quote:
Originally posted by Proofreader:
How to say it.

I think you let it slip to the next video before you copied the url. Did you mean this one?
May 20, 2018, 06:16
Proofreader
quote:
Did you mean this one?

TY, B5. I should have checked the link but it seemed OK to me at the time.


Give a man a fish and he can eat for one day; give a man a fishing pole and he will find an excuse to never work again.
Nollidj is power.
May 20, 2018, 17:34
haberdasher
Quoitng A.A.Milne - Now We Are Six. Keep em coming, folks. :-)
May 21, 2018, 18:46
Kalleh
Finally yours truly's is in.

I didn't even know there was an ignore list.
May 22, 2018, 08:24
haberdasher
Eight valiant entries so far. I'll post them over the weekend, which will give a few more days for those of us still wrestling with how to rhyme Oxnard.
May 22, 2018, 09:16
Geoff
The first syllable is said the same as one would say the bovine beast "ox;" the sacond like this:https://www.google.com/search?q=nard&rlz=1C1GCEA_enUS787US787&oq=nard&aqs=chrome..69i57j35i39j0l4.1855j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 The rhyming sites fail totally!
May 24, 2018, 06:19
Geoff
I just caught a bit of the TV show, "Family Travels with Colleen Kelly." She went to Oxnard!!! It seems the real estate revoltin' developers have gotten hold of the shoreline and yuppfied the hell out of it. And how did Ms Kelly say it? "OxNERD! ROFLMAO!!!
May 25, 2018, 08:01
haberdasher
Last Call for OXNARD, pronounced -nard as in barnyard. Except when it's pronounced -nerd as in lanyard or halyard. We're not fussy.
May 26, 2018, 18:30
haberdasher
...and here are the candidates: (continued here)