Nobby Limerick

I learned a new word today: Nobby, which means elegant and stylish. Please don’t dress me down for using it in a limerick:

Nobby Limerick
By Madeleine Begun Kane

A chic woman arrived in the lobby
Of a shop that was known to be snobby.
But its nobby couture
Held for her no allure:
Sky-high hems don’t suit knees that are knobby.

UPDATE: October 22 is National Knee Day.

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16 Responses to “Nobby Limerick”

  1. brian miller says:

    lol..thanks genetics for the knobby knees…smiles…i stear clear of snobby shoppies…lol

  2. Love it! My knees are knobby, and I can relate to not sharing those with the world. :)

    Hey, maybe that’s where Nob Hill comes from? All the stylish peeps live there.


  3. Kiana says:

    Nice. Cute and thanks for the education too, I had not heard of that word.

  4. Poet Laundry says:

    I like your “nobby couture”…snobs, not so much. Thanks for the new word!

  5. Robyn says:

    Always love to learn new words! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Ah a Sunday smile – a Mad limerick – lovely start to the day :)

  7. Mary says:

    So very true! LOL.

  8. Björn says:

    Wonderfully funny, and nobby is a great word. I think the last line is a little of the limerick rhythm. But I know it’s extremely difficult to do.

  9. WabiSabi says:

    Amen to that! Love my Sunday smile at your place!

  10. madkane says:

    Thanks so much for your delightful comments and kind words, everyone!

  11. Emma says:

    love a limerick and this one really made me giggle, thanks

  12. panchali says:

    LOL…Learnt a new word! Awesome limerick…:)

  13. Anna :o] says:

    Well done. I remember the good old days when my knees were knobbly – long time ago…

    Anna :o]

  14. JulesPaige says:

    Fem fatal attitudes – She must be loved by some body – even nobby-no-bodies need love.

  15. Kim Nelson says:

    Don’t I know the truth you tell. Fun, here, as always.

  16. madkane says:

    Thanks! So glad you all enjoyed it!