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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Limerick Contest

The annual Limerick Contest was announced in the Richmond Times-Dispatch this past Sunday. If you followed this blog last year you might recall that I entered and shared my creation. If you want to enter you can get an entry form from the paper or the local R-TD offices.
A Limerick, as defined by the R-TD is a humorous five-line poem. Lines 1, 2 and 5 have seven to ten syllables and rhyme with one another. Lines 3 and 4 have five to seven syllables and also rhyme with each other. The challenge is to create your own Limerick using the at least 2 of the words provided by the R-TD. I'm not sure who the knuckle-head is that selected the words, but I think they have spent too much time sucking on that Blarney Stone. If you're interested in giving it a stab, the words are (and I'm providing the Miriam Webster definitions):
  1. Schism - formal division in or separation from a church or religious body
  2. Quixotic - foolishly impractical especially in the pursuit of ideals
  3. Ablution - the washing of one's body or part of it (as in a religious rite)
  4. Tocsin - an alarm bell or the ringing of it
  5. Cosset - (noun) a pet lamb; or a (transitive verb) to treat as a pet, pamper
  6. Zeitgeist - the general intellectual, moral, and cultural climate of an era
  7. Stolid - having or expressing little or no sensibility
Are you freaking kidding me?
Entries are due on March 9, 2009
Game on you inebriated word selector!


Tom said...

You have got to be frigging kidding me??? "I once met a man from Nantucket....." One of the reasons I moved away from Richmond (athough I am here in town today) is the "Quixotic", "Zeitgeist", and "Stolid" views of the Richmond Times-Dispatch... hehehe

Did I do good?


JJ said...

ha ha ha

What the fraganaggle rhymes with Zeitgist?

calothfm- the gas ussed in nightclubs on the floor to make you feel good enough to take that fugly guy home with you.