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lovely work guys, good to see the juices a-flowin. These threads... I like em...

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Limericks? Bah! You obviously didn't like my first entry.

I actually didn't get it. Never heard of a clerihew before...but glad to have now...thankyou :)

You learn something new everyday!

A Clerihew (or clerihew) is a very specific kind of short humorous verse, typically with the following properties:

* It is biographical and usually whimsical, showing the subject from an unusual point of view; but it is hardly ever satirical, abusive or obscene

* It has four lines of irregular length (for comic effect)

* The first line consists solely (or almost solely) of a well-known person's name.

The form was invented by and is named after Edmund Clerihew Bentley. As a student, Bentley invented the clerihew on Humphry Davy (see below) during his studies, and it was a great hit with his friends. The first use of the word in print was in 1928.[1]


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