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National Clerihew Day - a challenge to forum members

donmdonm Posts: 10,241 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

What is National Clerihew Day? Funny you should ask. July 10th of each year celebrates National Clerihew Day in the United States.

Edmund Clerihew Bentley created the whimsical, four-line biographical poem.

An English novelist and humorist, Edmund Clerihew Bentley (July 10, 1875 – March 30, 1956), was a 16-year-old student when he thought up the lines for his first ever clerihew.

Sir Humphry Davy

Abominated gravy.

He lived in the odium

Of having discovered sodium

As with most poetry, the Clerihew is defined by a set of rules. It must contain four lines, rhyming couplets of AA/BB, a person’s name in the first line, say something about that person and it should be humorous. It is meant to be a funny poem, of course.

So here's the challenge and it could be fun. Create your own clerihew on any topic you like - this forum has had a ton of likely topics, like gator haters, bourbon, BBQ, what's wrong with UGA recruiting...the list goes on. We might even select a winner.

To help in this process, it's also National Pina Colada Day.

A Pina Colada

Goes well with a tostada

Too much of one

And you'll come undone.



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    DawgBonesDawgBones Posts: 2,233 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Donm provides us the day.

    Where we can all have a say

    Soon this will get us to the Fall

    When the Dawgs will win it All !

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    FirePlugDawgFirePlugDawg Posts: 5,480 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited July 2019

    A challenge from donm

    Not unusual of him

    Seeks clever member Clerihew

    I'd rather down my Mountain Dew

    -- Edit follows:

    Jeff Sentell has the timely inside dope

    on UGA recruiting which raises our hope

    Regardless of the topic or ranking

    We still want precious more for our thanking

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