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Re: Limerick twiddling (was Re: I do not want to install Linux)




On 10/02/18 07:04, The Wanderer wrote:
> On 2018-02-09 at 12:49, rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
> 
>> On Friday, February 09, 2018 08:58:24 AM Curt wrote:
>>
>>> There once was a hacker from Bali
>>> Who did her forensics on Kali
>>> One fine day to be rude
>>> She modeled in the nude
>>> Got fingered by Tom and Dick and Sally.
>> I'm not a poet, and forget any rules that I may once have supposed to learn, 
>> but I think this sounds just slightly better (minor wordsmithing):
>>
>>
>> There once was a hacker from Bali
>> Who did her forensics on Kali
>> One day to be rude
>> She posed in the nude
>> Got fingered by Tom, Dick, and Sally.
> The meter and scansion of that are better, but the first syllable of the
> rhyming word isn't consistent.
> 
> The "a" in at least one (and I think both) of "Bali" and "Kali" matches
> one in "call", "fall", "mall", or "wall", or the "o" in "doll"; by
> contrast, the "a" in "Sally" matches the one in "pal", "Hal", or
> "shall".

Hmm - accents. For me, call fall mall and wall don't rhyme with doll.
And neither rhymes with the first syllable of Kali or Bali (or Mali);
they rhyme with Harley :-)

Richard




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