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Old 07-08-2014, 01:11 PM   #21
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OK, here's my first ever attempt at this stuff.

NW-Bound loves his Quicken screen
Look how rich I am, he preens
Oh no, W2R posts a Wh***
Market movements make him p**
He's now back to rice and bean.
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Old 07-08-2014, 02:13 PM   #22
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She was more surfer than Georgian peach
And wondered if retirement was in reach
Firecalc gave the green light
So she set her ER date in sight
Now she walks her dog daily on the beach.
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Old 07-08-2014, 02:23 PM   #23
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There was a young lady named Meadbh
Who really knew how to save
She worked and she toiled
And didn't get spoiled
Now she's ER and perfectly brave

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Old 07-08-2014, 02:25 PM   #24
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There was a young lady named Meadbh
Who really knew how to save
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And didn't get spoiled
Now she's ER and perfectly brave

So, Meadbh rhymes with "save". Good to know. I learned something today.
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Old 07-08-2014, 02:29 PM   #25
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So, Meadbh rhymes with "save". Good to know. I learned something today.
Yes! I was considering explaining it, so I'm glad you did that for me, red duck. It is sometimes spelt Maeve. Click on the link to hear it pronounced correctly.

http://www.forvo.com/word/meadbh/
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Old 07-08-2014, 02:30 PM   #26
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So, Meadbh rhymes with "save". Good to know. I learned something today.
You're overlooking the possibility she's really lousy at writing limericks?
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Old 07-08-2014, 03:00 PM   #27
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A few years back there was a ER haiku thread.
ER haiku - any takers?

Time to mix it up a bit...


Chained at his desk sits Harry
Stuck because retirement seems scary
There's plenty of treasure
He's ready for leisure
Dear wife is the one who is wary
[/INDENT]Hopefully the mods won't have to intervene...
Harry rhymes two or three times a day
Hard at work though he is, still he plays
and with FIRE in his sights
he takes great delight
at crafting poetic essays.
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You're overlooking the possibility she's really lousy at writing limericks?
I did overlook that--completely. However, given the link above, Meadbh is pronounced "Mave". Which does rhyme pretty well with "save".

Turns out, I've been mispronouncing "Meadbh" in my head for many years.
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I did overlook that--completely. However, given the link above, Meadbh is pronounced "Mave". Which does rhyme pretty well with "save".

Turns out, I've been mispronouncing "Meadbh" in my head for many years.
You're welcome!

I grew up not far from County Limerick, so I should be able to put one together!
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gone are the suits and the large ego
live simply
and be happy
is what he chose as a life motto

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Old 07-08-2014, 04:13 PM   #31
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This is the 2nd limerick I ever wrote.

NW-Bound prepped his RV
Headed for Quebec City
Portfolio drops in the loo
He says "Je m'en fous"
You can bet your sweet bippy
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