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There is a long convoluted story, which ends with; "He ... are intended to result in a groan, or mild chuckle.

"Pardon me Roy, is that the cat that chewed your new shoes." Youngsters probably won't get that one.

But us old guys were trying soo hard to remember it; a favorite, especially when done with a Walter Brennan voice.

Frank ess
(snip) (snip) FWIW, my two-stanza limerick from 1992 playing on ... (Witnesses at the scene compared him to Napoleon, blown apart.)

Hmm, those fit the limerick form only partially. Lines three and four of each stanza are much too long. There ... got brisk, "I'm sorry to say But I cannot stay, For I've got just one *. Well, I tried ...

You don't mind?
There once was a General Fisk
Who fled when the fighting got brisk.
They said, "Why aren't you bolder?
Four stars on your shoulder!"
"But I've only got one *."

Jerry Friedman
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Anyone wanna rhyme Lieblich?

I wanna try "John Q. Public"
(snipped)
He didn't leave a tern unstoned.

Nudist don't leave a stern untoned.

C.W. Malthus
Ein Rechtsanwalt namens Bob Lieblich Ist trotz des Berufs ... schreibt immer nett und ausgieblich. So sue me already, .

Ach, nein. Vielen dank, Herr Aman. Aber wie sagen Sie "ausgieblich" auf English? Your ""

Since I have Poetic License #334-69-5321*, I used "dieblich" and "ausgieblich" (which every native speaker of German would understand) for standard "diebisch" and "ausgiebig." The latter = copiously, plentifully.

(*) By incredible coincidence, my Poetic License number is the same as the Social InSecurity number of the late, great Quasimodo "Raoul" Valentine.

~~~ Rey ~~~
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(*) By incredible coincidence, my Poetic License number is the same as the Social InSecurity number of the late, great Quasimodo "Raoul" Valentine.

"Late"?
(snip)
Well, I tried ...

You don't mind? There once was a General Fisk Who fled when the fighting got brisk. They said, "Why aren't you bolder? Four stars on your shoulder!" "But I've only got one *."(snip)

General Fisk is also known to us for his fine table etiquette:

There once was a General Fisk,
Who relished a hot lobster bisque.
Some spilt in his lap
And got under his strap
His exit was tastefully brisk.

Aloha ~~~ Ozzie Maland ~~~ San Diego
(*) By incredible coincidence, my Poetic License number is the same as the Social InSecurity number of the late, great Quasimodo "Raoul" Valentine.

"Late"?

Not "really"; it's only 9:04 p.m. local time.
~~~ Rey ~~~
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Oleg Lego filted:
They also surf, who only sand and wade. 'tis but a square of linen cloth for which I hanker, Chief. ... sons of the squaw on the hippopotamus are equal to the sons of the squaws on the other two hides.

One I actually got to use in real life:
Back in the days when we had a "printer room", anyone who needed hardcopy would have to trudge down to the first floor two or three times a day to pick up whatever jobs they had submitted...sometimes the attendants would get sluggish about putting the completed jobs in the pick-up bins, sometimes they'd put them in the wrong place, and sometimes well, sometimes jobs would just disappear for no obvious reason..
Milly, one of my co-workers, expressed her increasing frustration at how long her important print jobs were being delayed...finally, when she seemed most in need of something to relieve the tension, I looked her squarely in the eye and said "don't worry about it; some day your prints will come"..

As far as I know she's still waiting for an opportunity to top me..r

"You got Schadenfreude on my Weltanschauung!"
"You got Weltanschauung in my Schadenfreude!"
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