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The World's Best Dirty Limericks

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Unfortunately rather than being hardcover as described at time of sale, it was a paperback but it is in good condition . The poem might belong to some old-fashioned, run-down pantomime show, with a brilliantined emcee wagging an extended index finger at his squirming middle-aged male patrons: “Ooh, you naughty boys, what were you thinking? These days, unlike the days of my youth, you very seldom find a men’s room stall darkly scribbled with lubricious verses. I have written my own fair share of shameless limericks (see below), but I include them among a broad spectrum of topics, rather than make it the focal point of my creative energy. But back to the sad and self-exiled Edward Lear, one of my great heroes, whose fertile imagination sprang from an overfertile mother.

Turning off the personalised advertising setting won’t stop you from seeing Etsy ads, but it may make the ads you see less relevant or more repetitive. Brazen pomposity: Despite his limericks being less than amazing, the author seems to have an incredibly high opinion of himself. Keep in mind that anyone can view public collections - they may also appear in recommendations and other places. Prose has, the story reminds us, its own gorgeous and powerful concisions, but nothing to compare with the reach belonging to verse.What’s more, even in this plainspoken moment, doublespeak may have insinuated itself with a buried pun: ( Right it! The poem could hardly be simpler—so simple, indeed, that you might suppose that the murk and mirrors of wordplay have no place within it.

HOT AND BOTHERED - Get dirty with this comedy book of rhymes and limericks that are definitely NSFW, with this hilarious inappropriate children's book for adults! Some of the technologies we use are necessary for critical functions like security and site integrity, account authentication, security and privacy preferences, internal site usage and maintenance data, and to make the site work correctly for browsing and transactions. You must have quite a refined taste for historical and high wit, for you are about to be delighted (as well as tormented) by the word play!It was customary at the time for limericks to accompany an absurd illustration of the same subject, and for the final line of the limerick to be a variant of the first line ending in the same word, but with slight differences that create a nonsensical, circular effect. First Name * Please enter a First Name Please enter a valid First Name, the maximum length is 50 characters. Wordplay is perhaps best understood as one of the tools that make possible poetry’s extraordinary concision. What perhaps most sharply separates the poet from the lawyer is an embrace of, rather than a frequent struggle against, linguistic squishiness.

The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products.In Scribbler's bid to stay green, we are proud to state that the packaging we use to post our gifts is completely eco-friendly and recyclable* - yes, even those pesky fill chips! Still, poetry is a tricky enterprise, routinely upending generalizations that would contain or confine it. I was prepared for Wendy Cope when she arrived in my adulthood, because in my elementary school days some literary sophisticates among my chums introduced me to Miss Susie, whose adventures can be found in nineteen variant episodes in Wikipedia.

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