Thursday, January 17, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #1

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13 Funny (and clean) Limericks:


Said the Vicar to old Bishop Price,
My wife's just had twins, ain't that nice.
But the Bishop said, "Father, in future I'd rather,
you abstained, or were not naughty twice."


An exceedingly fat friend of mine,
When asked at what hour he'd dine,
Replied, "At eleven, At three, five, and seven,
And eight and a quarter past nine.


They say sex when you're old is still fun
Just as long as you walk and don't run
But it comes as a shock
When you're still in one sock
And find things have already begun (David Axton)


An old stripper from east of Dijon
Just refused to believe youth had gone
When her clothes hit the floor
So did every man's jaw
But they cheered when she put them back on. (David Axton)


'Tis a favourite project of mine,
A new value of pi to assign.
I would fix it at 3,
For it's simpler, you see,
Than 3 point 1 4 1 5 9


A blonde girl named Emily Skinner
Would not eat a bite of her dinner
She’d been painting her door
And the man at the store
Had told her she had to get thinner


A blonde-haired young lady from Wales
Applied for a job tracking sales
When they asked, “Can you file?”
She proceeded to smile
And held up ten pretty red nails


There was a young man from Peru
Whose limericks stopped at line two


There was a young bard of Japan
Whose limericks never would scan
When they said it was so,
He replied, “Yes, I know,
But I always try to fit as many syllables into the last line as I possibly can.” (Elliott Moreton)


There once was a man from Nantucket,
Who kept all of his cash in a bucket,
But his daughter, named Nan,
Ran away with a man,
And as for the bucket, Nan took it.


A love-sick young barn-owl in Kew
Had a pretty young she-owl in view.
He twittered, "I oughter
Endeavor to court 'er
But I don't have enough wit to woo!"


A cardiac patient named Fred
Made a limerick up in his head.
But before he had time
To write down the last line (Elliott Moreton)


There once was a blogger named Mary
Thought writing a lim'rick too scary
But though she thought that
She said "Oh hell and drat"
I'm trying it anyway...


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Anonymous said...

I really do love your Thirteen,
It's one of the best I have seen.
I'll think of it often,
Life's pain it will soften.
And maybe I'll stop being mean!

Carol said...

Hah! Some good ones in there. Loved that last one!

Thanks for stopping by She Lives!

Siani said...

Great post. #2 reminds me of my cousin. He's not especially fat, just a little bit chubby, yet he considers himself hard done by if he hasn't eaten in the last two hours. Happy TT!

MondaythroughSunday said...

Very fun 13! I enjoyed reading those!

Sandy Carlson said...

What a pleasure is this list, Mary! Your choices bring out the fun of the word play that is the Limerick. I needed these smiles today. Thanks. God bless.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I loved this Teach. Very well done. Have a great 1st TT. :)

Siani said...

You have an award!

Penelope Anne said...

I haven't seen that many limericks in one place in ages....I used to love to read limericks.
Very nice theme this week, and is the header new...I love that picture, so relaxing.

Peace, love, and Mama Bear hugs,

Misty Dawn said...

My TT is over at Misty's Words, and I also gave you an award at

ellen b. said...

So I noticed a commenter chose
to be witty and a limerick composed
but much to my dismay
I could not display
the same short meaningful prose...

Anonymous said...

Very funny! I like #13!!! Happy TT!

mom huebert said...

That was funny. Thanks! I laughed out loud at number 9!

the teach said...

Everyone, thanks for commenting! I got hung up today with my other life so I didn't get to everybody I'd like. Will try tomorrow. :)

Great limerick, fullbody!

AJ Chase said...