Limerick of the Week (52)

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 Scott Crowder who wins Limerick of the Week for this funny verse:

A man who was partial to gin,
Was on the beach, looking at skin,
When he heard from his wife,
“If you value your life,
You’ll keep that damned tongue of yours in!”

Congratulations to Phyllis Sterling Smith a/k/a Granny Smith who wins this week’s Facebook Friends’ Choice Award for this limerick which received the most Facebook “likes.”

A gal who was partial to gin
Eschewed food and soon grew very thin.
Her early demise
Was not a surprise.
She sipped from a straw and fell in.

And congratulations to these Honorable Mention winners (in random order) Mark Megson, Kathy El-Assal, Robert Schechter, Craig Dykstra, Jane Shelton Hoffman, and Nan Reiner a/k/a Kitty Ditty. Here are their respective Honorable Mention limericks:

Mark Megson:

A gal who was partial to gin
Drank dry every bar she was in.
She’d drink without tonic
At speeds supersonic,
And boy did the bartenders grin.

Kathy El-Assal:

A woman was partial to gin,
Bridge, canasta: her drive was to win.
A game of strip poker–
Now that nearly broke her–
Reduced her to panties and skin.

Robert Schechter:

A man who was partial to gin
Said, “The thing is that when I begin
I find I can’t stop
Till the world is a top
And I’m dizzily watching it spin.”

Craig Dykstra:

A gal who was partial to gin,
‘Cause it gave her a license to sin,
Finally gave up on men,
And swore “Never again!”
Since the last one turned out to be kin.

Jane Shelton Hoffman:

A gal who was partial to gin
Played often, but she couldn’t win.
So her boyfriend, a joker,
Suggested strip poker.
With just a few hands he was in.

Nan Reiner a/k/a Kitty Ditty:

A man who was partial to gin
Performed a contortionist spin.
When asked how he stuck it,
Said “I’m from Nantucket,”
And flashed a lascivious grin.

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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9 Responses to “Limerick of the Week (52)”

  1. Thom says:

    Congrats to the winners. All excellent.

  2. Bravo! Very drole, they are all deserving winners.

  3. Kathy El-Assal says:

    Thanks, Madeleine! And thanks for promoting the tax limerick, too!

  4. Jane Shelton Hoffman says:

    Another group of great limericks!!!! Thanks for the honorable mention!

  5. scott says:

    Wow, thanks Mad! There were so many great limericks last week that I think we/you may have broke a record. Congrats to all and lets keep it going!!

  6. Looks like the gin inspired a lot of limericks.
    I’m looking forward to trying agan, Madeleine, as soon as I finish waking up. The time change always gets me. Probably psychological.

  7. Mark Megson says:

    Awesome, thanks for the honorable mention Mad :)

  8. Nan Reiner (a/k/a Kitty Ditty) says:

    Ex cellent choice. Scott’s winner was my favorite (among the printable!) as well. Tee-hees all around.

  9. madkane says:

    Congratulations again to all the winners and thanks for your comments!