Limerick Riddle

Can you guess the last line (or last word) of this limerick? I’ve left empty spaces between lines 4 and 5, so you can guess before reaching the end. (If Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me! can do this, why can’t I?)

Limerick Riddle
By Madeleine Begun Kane

It’s often left after a flood.
When you throw it, I might say, “Oh, crud!”
I’m beginning to fear
That my meaning’s unclear…




The word that I’m slinging is “mud.”


(Thanks to Sunday Scribblings for the inspiration.)

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11 Responses to “Limerick Riddle”

  1. John Sardo says:

    My basement is packed full of mud.

  2. Sally Franz says:

    Yet the GOP’s still slinging mud.

  3. Old Egg says:

    I think I remember a saying that dirt (or mud perhaps) thrown is ground lost. Politicians seem to have forgotten this.

  4. madkane says:

    Sally, I should have used sling in my last line. I think I shall change it. Thanks!

  5. brian miller says:

    just dont get stuck in the mud….


  6. Craig says:

    ‘Twas the tale of Barack and of Mitt
    And both parties were having a fit
    It was surely no fun
    And we’re glad it’s all done
    There will be no more slinging of “mud”

  7. Janie P. says:

    Hahaha…”You might say ‘Oh crud'”

  8. Ann Martin says:

    I thought it would be : but it should be as clear now as mud!

  9. madkane says:

    Thanks so much for your fun comments and answers to my limerick riddle.

  10. Rachel says:

    Haha! I wouldn’t have guessed it. Not enough coffee yet today… :)