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  • Or Clovis, as he is also known

    May 22, 2009

  • I had a gerbil named Clovis.

    May 22, 2009

  • Is this, like, some kind of Merovingian limerick challenge, perchance?

    I once had a gerbil named Clovis

    who was often caught nibbling on Hovis

    til grandma Baba-Yaga

    just fired up the Aga

    and grilled him from tail to proboscis*

    * - poetic licence

    (since some have objected to the novelty-rhyme "Hovis-proboscis", another possibility is to use what might be termed the 'standard Edward Lear copout ending', e.g.

    so 'twas Viking last rites for poor Clovis,

    or, if you prefer a little gibberish -

    now Clovis sings "dona pro nobis"

    Sheesh.. Everyone's a critic

    May 23, 2009

  • *grooaaan* Hovis - proboscis?! I think you should check the date on your license, Fox.

    May 23, 2009

  • Harrumph! Sneering is cheap, my slavering slavophile friend. Question is - can you do better?

    taps foxy paw expectantly .....

    May 23, 2009

  • *weeps for her deceased king-of-the-Gauls gerbil*

    May 23, 2009

  • Well, this is more Bilby's thing. But here's a first attempt:

    I once had a gerbil named Clovis

    whose passion for Hovis cake drove us

    mad till we bought him

    a cookbook and taught him

    to make it: He knows where the stove is!

    May 23, 2009

  • *applauds* Clovis would be proud. Even though he probably would have preferred a nice empty cereal box to chew on, or perhaps a cardboard paper-towel roll.

    *waits for sionnach (or bilby) to throw down*

    May 23, 2009

  • *bows to the left* *bows to the right* *bows to the middle*

    May 23, 2009

  • I know quality when I see it: rolig wins! *applauds*

    May 23, 2009

  • I certainly hope I know how to be gracious in defeat. Bows in awe to rolig's infinitely superior versification.

    (But aren't you glad I prodded you, said the fox, craftily)

    May 23, 2009

  • Thank you, thank you, everyone. To the Irish Fox, it's true: I couldn't have done it without you. Your graciousness in conceding this minor defeat in a truly impressive career of superlative Wordie divertissements is entirely in character. Bilby, you are one of the inspiring spirits of the Wordie aether, and I humbly acknowledge my debt to you. Chained_Bear, it was an honor to limericize your beloved Clovis; may he rest in peace with his gerbilline fore_bears. And to the Archduke Karl Ferdinand (my suspicion is well known that his Excellency has assumed a rather flimsy Belgian incognito), thanks for starting things off with the list of his illustrious Frankish ancestors.

    May 24, 2009

  • *has thoroughly enjoyed reading this page*

    May 26, 2009