honor honour of St. Patrick’s Day, the Irish, and in our never ending quest to extract creativity from the masses, Fountain Pen Geeks proudly presents our First Annual Limerick Contest!
All levels of ability are welcome and applauded.
Q: What is a limerick?
A: A limerick is a humorous verse of three long and two short lines with a rhyming pattern of AABBA.
There once was a man with a yen
To acquire a fine fountain pen.
He spent a few weeks
At Fountain Pen Geeks,
And now he owns three hundred ten.
Q: Aren’t limericks usually obscene?
A: If you are even slightly familiar with limericks, you’ll likely be aware that they are often bawdy and/or vulgar. Not so at Fountain Pen Geeks. You are perfectly free to come close to vulgarity, even hint blatantly at it, but please, keep the actual words clean for the little ones (innuendo scores bonus points).
Q: What can I win?
A: Oh yes, there will be a prize. At the end of the contest, a special Limerick Rating Committee will choose a “Most Favored” among all limericks submitted. The author of the Most Favored Limerick will win:
- One TWSBI Mini, and
- One Bottle of Diamine Emerald Ink
Q: How do I participate?
A: Just post your limerick in the comments section below.
Q: Can I enter more than once?
A: Faith and begorra – of course! Crush us with your rhyming prowess.
You’re welcome to enter as many times as you like, but please enter only one limerick per comment (unless your limerick is multi-versed).
Q: When is the deadline?
A: The comments area of this post will be closed on Monday, March 31, 2013 at 11:59pm Pacific. That’s the deadline.
Q: Is this another famous FPGeeks Contest Without Borders?
A: Oh yeah!
Q: Must my limerick be in English?
A: No borders, no language barriers. Write your limerick in the language of your choice.
No more question? Hoorah! Let the Limerick Party begin!
Submit your Limerick:
Just use the comments section below to astound us with your creativity!