LNH: Limerick Lass #2

Dave Van Domelen dvandom at haven.eyrie.org
Tue Jun 20 09:55:10 PDT 2006

In article <20060620162324.24257.qmail at web30303.mail.mud.yahoo.com>,
Jesse Willey  <cabbagewielder at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Boy, Fred's cousins have a high mortality rate,
>> don't they? :-)
>> At least this one came back.
>   Come to think of it... he has a very large family. 
> Almost as big as Killfiles.   Maybe I should write
>'Road to Fred Wars' next summer. :0)

     One could argue that growing up in a large family helps you develop the
life skills needed for the job of LNHQ receptionist.  :)  Especially if it's
a large Irish Catholic family.
     Then again, Limerick Lass may just call anyone she knew as an age-group
peer met via "our parents were friends" her cousin.  I certainly have a few
cousins of that sort.

     BTW, while everyone assumes the Nantucket limerick is feelthy, the
original version was not:

     There once was a man from Nantucket
     Who kept all his cash in a bucket.
     His daughter, named Nan
     Ran off with a man
     And as for the bucket...Nantucket.

     There are many more verses covering the antics of this family and
locations like Pawtucket and Manhasset.

     Dave Van Domelen, notes there's a LOT of limericks in Gerrold's War
Against the Chtorr books, ICly authored by the main character and used as
chapter breaks.

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