Posts Tagged ‘Dictionary Humor’

Minding Eyes And Ears (Limerick)

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Thanks to Dictionary.com for inspiring this “eye-minded” limerick:

My husband Mark tends to be eye-minded.
As for me, I’m more aural and rhyme-minded.
While Mark will observe
Most sightings with verve,
I don’t, unless helpfully “high”-minded.

Limerick Ode To Dictionary Day

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

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?

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