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Well, the time has come. We've run out of weekend.

Here are the nominees:
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1.
Willy, a quite silly gillie
Found Scotland too hilly and chilly
Said though they are my lands
I’m leaving the highlands
And going to live down in Philly

2.
She came with the circus to Philly
That wonderful clown called Sweet Millie
She made everyone's day
In her own special way
With antics so funny and silly

3.
A tipsy collegiate in Philly
Tried in vain to bed down a game filly
But soon out he flamed
And she tartly exclaimed:
Hey, I’m sorry, but you’re willie-nilly!

4.
There once was an old man in Philly
The people all thought him quite silly
He'd wait in the dark
And then for a lark
He'd jump out and show you his willy

5.
There once was a dentist in Philly
Who said to his patient, "I'll drill ye,
Just open up wide
And take it in stride."
"Be gentle," she screeched, "or I'll kill ye!"

6.
An aspiring young skier from Philly
Always tried to be Jack to his Jill. He
Would ply her with flowers
And spoon till all hours
And then they would laugh themselves silly.

7.
A fatuous filly from Philly
Whose life was quite thoughtless and silly
Kissed a codger named Phil
But Phil died of the thrill
When the fey filly fondled his willy

8.
There once was a young man from Philly
Who loved a young woman named Lily
He said, I'd walk a mile
Just to see your sweet smile
She told him that he was just silly

9.
Ben Franklin lived in old Philly
As did his bastard son, Willy
Ben said, "I'll rebel!"
Will said, "You're not well!
To not serve the King is quite silly!"

10.
Philadelphia aka Philly
The new home of Willy the gillie
Though he found, so I’m told
That it was really quite cold
So he left there and moved down to Chile

11.
There was a young student in Philly
Who studied the deadly Bacilli
With evil intent
For he was bent
On putting it into your chili

(Bacillus cereus can cause food poisoning;
Bacillus anthracis causes anthrax.)


[Bacteria are round-shaped (coccus, pl cocci) or rod-shaped (bacilllus, pl. bacilli). My Microbiology professor was one W. Lane Barksdale, and five minutes into our final exam he wrote on the board:
"Don't bacilli.
B. cereus!"

-- The Editor ]


So - cast your ballots below :-)

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And what, may I ask, has become of my two amazing limericks?


"No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money." Samuel Johnson.
 
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"We pay the price, Watson, for being to up-to-date..." - Doyle, The Valley of Fear, Chapter one.

Apologies for my error. Your entry came in early and was pushed down off the bottom of the page by later offerings, and thus was unseen when I constructed the Candidates post. I've tried to conceal them on the reconstructed list so that later viewers may not notice that things have been changed.
 
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A lot of very similar ideas here and of the similar ideas I’ll choose 4.


"No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money." Samuel Johnson.
 
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11 for me. Let's hope this bacillus doesn't go viral.

BTW: Isn't a bacillus a church which copies the design of old Roman buildings?
 
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'Course not. It's a church that turns you into stone if you look at it too closely. (Unless you look at it using a mirror.)
 
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I vote for #7. The alliteration alone is alluring.
 
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Originally posted by haberdasher:
'Course not. It's a church that turns you into stone if you look at it too closely. (Unless you look at it using a mirror.)

Oh, like Bill Gates's soon-to-be ex-wife, Medusa?
 
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Originally posted by haberdasher:
'Course not. It's a church that turns you into stone if you look at it too closely. (Unless you look at it using a mirror.)

Oh, like Bill Gates's soon-to-be ex-wife, Medusa?

Ask Hermione...
 
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This one? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermione_Gingold
Or Hairy Potty's friend? The former looks more gorgonish.
 
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This one? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermione_Gingold
Or Hairy Potty's friend? The former looks more gorgonish.
Hermione Gingold was one very funny lady. And she kept a straight face, too. No, I meant the other one, the witch.
 
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Originally posted by haberdasher:
No, I meant the other one, the witch.


As a pro-public schools anti- ed "deform"-er, both the witch and her soon to be ex-warlock are on my schizitlist.
 
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I don't read the previous postings because I don't want to be influenced. For me, it was between 4 and 11, but I finally had to decide on 11 because I loved that rhyme "bacilli."

Now I'll go up and read what you all thought.
 
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Bethree, I liked 7 too.

I see I picked the two that everyone else liked. Frankly, I thought mine was a bit funny, but no takers on it. <sigh>
 
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I do miss the old fashioned polls with these.
 
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Hey, Haberdasher, is it time to have a limerick reveal party?
 
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Indeed it is, unless someone else wants to say anything on the subject?


Sunday at the latest, but probably tomorrow afternoon.
 
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Who is the big winner? I know it's not I (again). Mad
 
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It looks like the big winner is #11, with 4 and 7 as runner's up. I just don't know who wrote them.

Mine was #5. <sigh>
 
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Mine were 1 and 10


"No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money." Samuel Johnson.
 
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Originally posted by Kalleh:
It looks like the big winner is #11, with 4 and 7 as runner's up. I just don't know who wrote them.

Mine was #5. <sigh>


Oh dear. Let's just put the errant apostrophe in "runner's" down to your being tired after your holiday. Smile


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Mine were seven and nine.
 
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Here they are again, along with attributions.

1.
Willy, a quite silly gillie
Found Scotland too hilly and chilly
Said though they are my lands
I’m leaving the highlands
And going to live down in Philly
-BohHale

2.
She came with the circus to Philly
That wonderful clown called Sweet Millie
She made everyone's day
In her own special way
With antics so funny and silly
-Tinman

3.
A tipsy collegiate in Philly
Tried in vain to bed down a game filly
But soon out he flamed
And she tartly exclaimed:
Hey, I’m sorry, but you’re willie-nilly!
-Beethree5

4.
There once was an old man in Philly
The people all thought him quite silly
He'd wait in the dark
And then for a lark
He'd jump out and show you his willy
-Kalleh

5.
There once was a dentist in Philly
Who said to his patient, "I'll drill ye,
Just open up wide
And take it in stride."
"Be gentle," she screeched, "or I'll kill ye!"
-Kalleh

6.
An aspiring young skier from Philly
Always tried to be Jack to his Jill. He
Would ply her with flowers
And spoon till all hours
And then they would laugh themselves silly.
-Haberdasher

7.
A fatuous filly from Philly
Whose life was quite thoughtless and silly
Kissed a codger named Phil
But Phil died of the thrill
When the fey filly fondled his willy
-Geoff

8.
There once was a young man from Philly
Who loved a young woman named Lily
He said, I'd walk a mile
Just to see your sweet smile
She told him that he was just silly
-Tinman

9.
Ben Franklin lived in old Philly
As did his bastard son, Willy
Ben said, "I'll rebel!"
Will said, "You're not well!
To not serve the King is quite silly!"
-Geoff

10.
Philadelphia aka Philly
The new home of Willy the gillie
Though he found, so I’m told
That it was really quite cold
So he left there and moved down to Chile
-BobHale

11.
There was a young student in Philly
Who studied the deadly Bacilli
With evil intent
For he was bent
On putting it into your chili

(Bacillus cereus can cause food poisoning;
Bacillus anthracis causes anthrax.)
-Tinman
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...as I have them. My clerical skills seem to be getting a little rusty, though, so apologies in advance for any errors...
 
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No apology needed... I may even change my name to Boh Hale. Then I can buy a car with a confederate flag painted on the roof.


"No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money." Samuel Johnson.
 
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Oh dear. Maybe I can blame the chiclet keyboard? At least I got it right the second time.
 
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I may even change my name to Boh Hale. Then I can buy a car with a confederate flag painted on the roof.
Will you get to ride around with Daisy Duke? Better yet, ride Daisey Duke?

Tinman did a great job with #11! I assumed it was Haberdoctors.
 
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Yes, I loved #11, too, Geoff. Tinman, would you be able to do our next one?

I wish I'd written #4 as it is good (one of my favorites), but no such luck.
 
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I thought I had written a winner this time, but noooooooo... So much for alliteration! Frown
 
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Originally posted by Kalleh:
Tinman, would you be able to do our next one?

I suppose so. Check this page.
 
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