Limerick of the Week (62)

It’s time to announce the latest Limerick of the Week based on submissions (on this blog and on Facebook) in last week’s Limerick-Off.

Congratulations to Jane Shelton Hoffman who wins Limerick of the Week for this funny verse:

A gal in an overpriced store
Got stopped as she walked out the door.
“What alerted you, sir?”
“Well, you’re wearing a fur,
And it’s 98 out, if not more.”

Congratulations to Jamie Hutchinson who wins this week’s Facebook Friends’ Choice Award for this limerick which received the most Facebook “likes.”

The Prez bought an overpriced store
Of supplies for the Middle East war.
The dealers were sharks,
The bombs missed their marks,
And the Congress declared, “Buy some more!”

And congratulations to these Honorable Mention winners (in random order) Elizabeth Civinskas a/k/a Mrs.Smeej, Johanna Richmond, Bruce Niedt, Veralynne Bosko Pepper, Daniel Ari, and Colleen Murphy. Here are their respective Honorable Mention limericks:

Elizabeth Civinskas:

A gal in an overpriced store
Said, shocked to the depths of her core:
“With prices so high
“There should be a guy
“To carry me in from the door.”

Johanna Richmond:

A man in an overpriced store
Embarrassed his wife to the core:
While the one percent stared,
Indiscreetly he aired,
“JC Penney’s got dresses galore!”

Bruce Niedt:

A gal in an overpriced store
Found herself a nice Christian Dior,
But they thought her a lout,
And said, kicking her out,
“You pronounce it cou-TURE, not cou-TOR!”

Veralynne Bosko Pepper:

A gal in an overpriced store
Tried a dress on so tight that it tore.
Embarrassed to death
She started on meth,
And pounds! Well, she lost ‘em galore!

Daniel Ari:

A man in an overpriced store
Said, “Show me some more, I implore.
This past Mother’s Day
I forgot. Now I’ll pay
Restitution by Christian Dior.”

Colleen Murphy:

A gal in an overpriced store
Somehow slipped on a spot on the floor.
Her lawyer she dialed;
A lawsuit he filed,
Which led to an overpriced score.

Congratulations again to all the winners for your wonderful limericks. And thanks to everyone for your fun submissions.

In the next couple of minutes I’ll be posting a new Limerick-Off, which gives you yet another opportunity to win Limerick Of The Week.

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14 Responses to “Limerick of the Week (62)”

  1. Bruce Niedt says:

    Thanks for the HM, Mad, but you have a misspelling in my limerick: it’s “found”, not “bound”.

  2. madkane says:

    Sorry about that! It’s fixed!

  3. Jamie Hutchinson says:


    I rise to accept with a totter
    As the prick of my conscience grows hotter.
    The most “likes”—not a fact
    If by rule you subtract
    The likes of my friends, wife, and daughter.

    And a dirty homophonous variant that is NOT true:

    I rise to accept with a totter
    As the prick of my conscience grows hotter.
    Two women I pleased;
    In return, I reprised
    The lines of my friend’s wife and daughter.

  4. madkane says:

    Funny limericks, Jamie! And don’t worry about it! Asking friends and relatives to like your limericks is kosher. :) Besides, I liked your limerick so much, it would probably had gotten an Honorable Mention, had it not gotten the Friends’ Pick award.

  5. Veralynne says:

    Congrats, all. Jamie you and the rest earned your places fair and square!

    Thanks, Mad! Every once in a while the elements come together for me.

    The beat (or the meter) and rhyme
    Don’t work out for the best all the time
    Good meter’s not always clever,
    And with rhymes, well, whatever…
    At least erring here’s not a big crime!

  6. madkane says:

    LOL! Fun limerick, Veralynne!

  7. Jane Hoffman says:

    I agree that they were all really good this time, and I am very happy and pleased to have won. Thanks so much for picking mine.

  8. scott says:

    WTG Jane! Well deserved!!

  9. Linda Fuller says:

    Hearty congratulations to the winners and to the honorable mentionees!

  10. Sara McNulty says:

    Very clever lims. congrats to you all.

  11. madkane says:

    You’re very welcome, Jane, and congrats again to all of the winners!

  12. MrsSmeej says:

    Was thrilled when I saw my own name
    Got mentioned in this rhyming game.
    ‘though I realize
    There isn’t a prize;
    I’ll trade all the fortune for fame.

  13. Sara McNulty says:

    Congrats to all! Very funny group.

  14. madkane says:

    Fun limerick MrsSmeej! And congrats once again!