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Martin Fitzmaurice
1104622.  Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:52 am Reply with quote

A few years back I wrote this limerick while watching the show. I was lucky to meet Stephen a couple of days ago and he told me he liked it and that I should post it onto the website...I'm not sure if this is where he meant but here goes anyway...

There was a young man from Borringe
Who's name was Honeychurch Corringe
He changed it to Smith
To bolster the myth
That no other word rhymes with orange.

What do you think?

 
swot
1104624.  Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:56 am Reply with quote

I like it :-) Welcome.

 
14-11-2014
1104662.  Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:34 am Reply with quote

Right place. Nice, but I still think that nothing rhymes with something...

 
filofax
1104667.  Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:19 am Reply with quote

no it doesn't.

 
PDR
1104670.  Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:32 am Reply with quote

(S)He didn't say it did - (s)he said nothing did...

PDR

 
nitwit02
1104714.  Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:49 pm Reply with quote

I like it!

 
Jenny
1104719.  Mon Dec 08, 2014 9:54 pm Reply with quote

Well done Martin, and welcome to the forums :-)

 
filofax
1104738.  Tue Dec 09, 2014 5:05 am Reply with quote

PDR wrote:
(S)He didn't say it did - (s)he said nothing did...

PDR


I know, I was being facetious.

 
eggshaped
1104766.  Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:43 am Reply with quote

We had to write limericks for the Jolly episode of the J series of QI. Here's one I liked that was never used:

There once was a curly-haired male,
Who was, it seemed, destined to fail,
He could always be sure,
Of a negative score,
Cos the answer was never blue whale.

 
'yorz
1104771.  Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:54 am Reply with quote

Love it :-)

 
'yorz
1104772.  Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:58 am Reply with quote

Here's another QI-inspired one that Spud once wrote:


There was a young writer called Lloyd
With a new dictionary he toyed.
Till he realised if
He made each word a liff,
Paying royalties he might avoid.


My response to that was:


But what he couldn't foresee
Was that almost each devotee
would insert innuendo
And that went crescendo
It certainly liffted th'esprit.

 
Troux
1105341.  Sat Dec 13, 2014 12:46 am Reply with quote

Everything I know is a lie
Like the moon - one of many in the sky
The sun isn't there
There's no white polar bear
And that's why I hate QI

 

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