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Two Word Limericks

You need a word that's a noun, a verb and an adjective and some time to kill.
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Here's my first try:

"Bet better better bet better.

Better bet better bet better bet.

Better better bet better.

Bet bet better better...

bet better better better bet."


"Bet better better bet better." The person making the bet (bet better) had better wager more skillfully. (better bet better)

"Better bet better bet better bet." The more skillfull gambler , (the better bet better) made a superior wager. (better bet)

"Better better bet better." The more skillfull gambler made a superior wager as was mentioned before.

"Bet bet better better..." So I bet that the novice bet maker had better...

"bet better better better bet." ... make the better gambler (better better) a better bet.

Adding a couple of words helps it make a little more sense.

(The) bet better (had) better bet better. (A) better bet better bet (a) better bet. (The) Better better bet better. (I) Bet (the) bet better better... bet (the) better better (a) better bet."

Although limericks are probably like jokes. If you need charts and graphs to explain them they might not be the best in the world.

Still, only two words.

You could probably do a one word limerick if you were clever.

doctorremulac3, Apr 12 2010

had http://en.wikipedia...fect_on_the_teacher
[pertinax, Apr 12 2010]

The Demolished Man http://en.wikipedia.../The_Demolished_Man
It could be worse. But we're not sure exactly how. [8th of 7, Apr 16 2010]

"Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo" http://simple.wikip...alo_Buffalo_buffalo
The sentence means "The bison from Buffalo, who are intimidated by other bison from Buffalo, also intimidate the bison from Buffalo." [Dub, Apr 17 2010]

reminds me of... Lifeless_20Limericks
classics [RayfordSteele, Jan 12 2015]

The Who - You Better You Bet https://www.youtube...watch?v=ir2rFb_ghn0
[Dub, Jul 23 2016]


       A one letter limerick could be composed with the letter "i".
xenzag, Apr 12 2010

       Or a Zen limerick, with no words whatsoever ...
8th of 7, Apr 12 2010

       Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.
zen_tom, Apr 12 2010

       Rose's rose rose rose (proper n., adj., n., v.)
hippo, Apr 12 2010

       Life is good. +
Mustardface, Apr 12 2010

       know no
xandram, Apr 12 2010

       Scene: A bunch of witches stand at a desk, upon which is arranged an array of watches.
Two clerks stand behind the desk, Q and A - the converstion goes:
Q: Which watch for which witch is which?
A: Watch which witch watches which watch.
zen_tom, Apr 12 2010

       It probably would be easier in Chinese.
bungston, Apr 12 2010

       Pretty good ZT!   

       Some swear words actually work pretty well but as you can imagine, the limericks they make aren't appropriate for a tasteful web site such as this.
doctorremulac3, Apr 12 2010

       \\It probably would be easier in Chinese.\\
Not only easier, but baked. Except that they're not called limericks. They're called Li-Mu-er-Yi-Ke.
swimswim, Apr 12 2010

       Title: I locked my keys in my car!   

       Sh**! Sh**!! Sh**! Sh**!! Sh**! Sh**!!...   

       Sh**! Sh**! Sh**! Sh**! Sh**! Sh**!...   

       Sh**! Sh**! Sh**! Sh**!!!!!!!   

       Sh**! Sh**! Sh**! Sh**!!   

       Sh**! Sh**! Sh**! Sh**! Sh**! Sh**!!!!!!!!!!!!!   

       Except I think it would make a better Haiku than a Limerick.
ShawnBob, Apr 13 2010

       [bigsleep]: You'll never make sergeant with that sort of march.
Jinbish, Apr 13 2010

       This is fantastic +
stupop, Apr 14 2010

       Limericks are meant to rhyme.   

       Generally, all the time   

       But don't be a fool,   

       it's no hard and fast rule   

       Because they don't all have to +
Bad Jim, Apr 15 2010

       Verse? Worse.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 15 2010

       When laying out rules didactical,   

       'bout the import of being exactical,   

       just remember that verse,   

       for the better or worse,   

       isn't really about being practical.
doctorremulac3, Apr 16 2010

       //Verse? Worse.//   

wagster, Apr 16 2010

       Tenser, said the Tensor ...   

8th of 7, Apr 16 2010

       What [Zen_tom] Says, {except I'd swap the order of words 4,5, and 6} [Linky]
Dub, Apr 17 2010

idism, anti-
pocmloc, Apr 17 2010

       Fast faster, fly flier, brief briefer, faint fainter, bun bunner (not bone boner).
placid_turmoil, Jan 09 2015

       Are homophones and near-homophones allowed?   

       Two Ayr heirs to two ayres
err to air two tohairs
'ere to air
two tutus to eyre
'ereto too toose to 'ere
RayfordSteele, Jan 09 2015

       Ants? Pants.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 09 2015

       I have quit reading this. It's made me dizzy and I can't take it anymore.
Altoidian, Jan 12 2015

       A new Halfbaker! Welcome, [Altoidian], to the Ministry of Unsound or, as some seem to call it, the Halfbakery. People who, like yourself, are masters of the apostrophe are particularly welcome here.   

       Don't worry about the dizziness. It's perfectly normal and will worsen over time. It bothered me too for the first four or five years. After that it gave way to a sort of buzzing sensation.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 12 2015

       Hey, just noticed that my two work limerick and one word limerick are both in the category "Culture: poetry" but neither shows up in that category when you're looking at the other one. Glitch?   

       Is my poetry so bad it causes the system to melt down?   

       That'd be sort of cool.   

       Unrelated: Miss ya Max old buddy.
doctorremulac3, Nov 06 2021

       Oh shoot, obviously. I didn't think of that.   

       Thank you a1. I've said dumber things in my life but none come to mind right now.
doctorremulac3, Nov 06 2021

       You've been keeping a list eh? That's not creepy at all.
doctorremulac3, Nov 06 2021

       Name one.
doctorremulac3, Nov 06 2021

       You've read each and every one of my literally hundreds of ideas?   

       Now I really AM creeped out.   

       You don't have like... pictures of me with my eyes blacked out all around your basement where you do that tuck-your-junk dance like the guy in Silence Of The Lambs do you?
doctorremulac3, Nov 06 2021

       So is there some reason why you so diligently hide your superior intelligence when you post on this site? Some kind of undercover thing to hide your true genius identity? The ruse works very well, gotta hand it to you. If you hadn't implied otherwise I'd think you were just another knuckle dragging troll.
doctorremulac3, Nov 07 2021

       [Altoidian] I need a right-hand-man. You fit the bill. Email me.   

       My daughter made up this one:   

       Juan Wahn, Wun Too, Tu Wan, and Tu Tew had three races.   

       Wun Too won two, and Tu Wan won one too.
RayfordSteele, Mar 27 2022


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