Limerick Ode To Dictionary Day

Limerick Ode To Dictionary Day
By Madeleine Begun Kane

At this moment, I’m feeling quite spurred
To just soak up a new-to-me word.
Lest you think I’m all wet,
I have reasons — don’t fret:
Webster’s birthday’s today, so I’m stirred.

Have you any new words to suggest?
One that’s odd or obscure would be best.
Something wickedly cool,
Like “facinorous.” Who’ll
Help ensure that my word need’s addressed?


American lexicographer Noah Webster, of dictionary compilation fame, was born October 16, 1758.

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7 Responses to “Limerick Ode To Dictionary Day”

  1. Souris Krauss says:

    It’s a struggle, I’m not fibbin’
    The trench, I’m still diggin’
    But the reward is within
    It’s in reach, in the end
    I’m hoping I am Callipygian

  2. Souris Krauss says:

    Today I decided to tinker
    My footwear was going nowhere
    And now, a new trend
    It is sharp, in the end
    I put on the first Winklepicker

  3. Pearl Ketover Prilik says:

    At the moment awake
    I read and I take
    A word lovely and new
    aka Tea Partiers
    Fueled by hatred and
    Bile tried hard for a while
    To disenfranchise and dismantle with
    Havoc and misinformed guilt
    This country out of diversity built
    Why all this enraged fuss?
    Wondered the much bemused “us”
    Now the answer is clear
    Simple unvarnished facinorous

    Thanks Mad

  4. I need to go back to writing limericks!!

  5. I forgot to say that is such a pleasure to read this!

    balance it out

  6. Doug McMillan says:

    I don’t need a holi special day
    I’d use a Dictionary any darn way
    I love the sound
    Of a new word I found:
    Tmesis is O flaming K.

  7. madkane says:

    Thanks so much everyone for your delightful verse and comments!