Limerick of the Week (96)

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 Chris Doyle, who wins Limerick of the Week for this funny verse:

At beriths, Rabbi Cohen would claim,
“I’m not in this for fortune or fame.
Though a mohel takes joy
In each circumcised boy,
It’s the kid who has skin in the game.”

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

A fellow would frequently claim,
“I’m hung and you’re not, what a shame.”
His friend said, “Don’t brag,
Your hag is a ‘drag,’
And mine is a fine-lookin’ dame!”

And congratulations to these Honorable Mention winners (in random order) Jane Shelton Hoffman, Byron Miller a/k/a Errol Nimbly, Bill Klein, Colleen Murphy, Scott Crowder, Steve Whitred, Tim James, David Lefkovits a/k/a Dr. Goose, and Konrad Schwoerke. Here are their respective Honorable Mention limericks:

Jane Shelton Hoffman:

A woman would piously claim
That her husband was easy to tame.
No more Internet porn
Or gambling he’d sworn,
But he kept it up using her name.

Byron Miller a/k/a Errol Nimbly:

A hunter would frequently claim
“Always making clean kills is my game.”
As a kid, a pet kitten
He’d grievously smitten–
Since then, he has been anti-maim.

Bill Klein:

A woman would loudly exclaim
At great volume whenever she came.
But her man was a fool
Who thought her a jewel
‘Til that night she cried out the wrong name.

Colleen Murphy:

My three-year old often would claim
He tinkled with accurate aim.
When asked why the potty
Was always so spotty,
He said that his dad was to blame.

Scott Crowder:

A woman would frequently claim.
Her husband was lazy and lame.
I’m sorry, my dear,
Now fetch me a beer,
And let me get back to the game.

Steve Whitred:

A fellow would frequently claim
That all women he knew were the same.
Always early, he’d wait
With concern for each date,
And thank god if they finally came.

Tim James:

Some athletes would frequently claim,
“I’d never use steroids! That’s lame!”
They resembled in bulk
The Incredible Hulk.
Too bad there’s no Drug Hall of Fame.

David Lefkovits:

Mr. Christie had put in a claim
For a hurricane (Sandy, by name),
Which his buddy, the Speaker,
Delayed by a week or
A month, to his evident shame.

Konrad Schwoerke:

Our mother would frequently claim
That my brother and I were to blame.
“You boys broke what encloses
My painting of roses.”
Together we cried: “It’s a frame!”

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

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11 Responses to “Limerick of the Week (96)”

  1. Congratulations to Chris, Boysan, and everyone else for the great batch of limericks. And, thanks MBK for all the support and encouragement you put into thiis!

  2. Hoot Gibson says:

    My gal’s bra “is the” bar was his claim.
    We can drink and cop feels without shame.
    I get so erect
    That I just can’t connect
    My real life from this copulative game.

  3. ChrisD says:

    Wow. Thanks, I’m honored. There were a lot of clever and funny limericks this week.

  4. Jane Hoffman says:

    Thanks so much, Madeleine! I agree with Chris D. There were some amazing and funny limericks this week. Congrats to one and all for a good job!!!!!

  5. Johanna Richmond says:

    Congratulations Chris, Boysan and honorables! Lots of great ones here. Thanks for the laughs, everyone!

  6. Kathy El-Assal says:

    Jumping on the “Great choices” bandwagon this week with a limerick:

    Versifiers will sometimes ex-claim
    They’ve been robbed when their lim’ricks are lame.
    The truth of the matter
    Is that the “Mad” Hatter
    Crowns mimsy and meter with fame.

  7. madkane says:

    You’re welcome everyone. And thanks to all of you for your fun verse. It was a wonderful week! Congratulations again to all the winners!

  8. scott says:

    Great lim ChrisD! congrats to all and thank you again MADam!

  9. madkane says:

    You’re very welcome, Scott!

  10. All the limericks are quite enjoyable.

  11. madkane says:

    Thanks, Dorothy!