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About twitmericks

There is an old fellow called Mick/Who's been penning the odd limerick/I admit he's no Keats/But he does them in tweets/So to follow, you just have to click. https://twitter.com/#!/twitmericks "The limerick master of the twitterati" (The Guardian).

Rocket Man

There once was a man from Pyongyang/ Who wanted to make a big bang/ He fired off a rocket/ Before they could block it/ & told the UN to go hang./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-35518058 https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/696428155440132096

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Fight for your Writes

The spelling reformers’ advance/ Has led to a big song & dance/ “Allons! Man the decks!/ #JeSuisCirconflexe“/ Declares the resistance in France./// http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/feb/05/not-the-oignon-fury-france-changes-2000-spellings-ditches-circumflex https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/695605222983536641

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Groundhog Day All Over

There is an old groundhog named Phil/ With meteorology skill/ On February 2nd,/ It’s generally reckoned,/ His absence foreshadows a chill./// https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2016/02/02/groundhog-day-2016-punxsutawney-phil-sees-no-shadow-predicts-early-spring/?tid=pm_local_pop_b There is an old groundhog named PhilWith meteorology skillOn February 2nd,It's generally reckoned,His absence foreshadows a chill. — … Continue reading

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Gene Genies

Researchers with authorisation/ For embryo modification/ Can edit the genes/ But must by no means/ Continue to foetal gestation./// https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/feb/01/human-embryo-genetic-modify-regulator-green-light-research https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/694184640530272256

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Dipsomatic Spat

Inviting Rouhani to dine/ The French took a principled line/ Let’s cancel the meeting/ There’s no point in eating/ Unless we can also have wine./// http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/irans-european-tour-french-officials-cancel-diplomatic-lunch-with-visiting-president-hassan-rouhani-a6838181.html Inviting Rouhani to dine The French took a principled line Let's cancel the meeting There's no point … Continue reading

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Go Figure

The people at Google designed/ An AI computer, DeepMind/ That triumphed at Go/ Five times in a row -/ It’s time to make way, humankind./// http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jan/27/google-hits-ai-milestone-as-computer-beats-go-grandmaster The people at Google designed An AI computer, DeepMind That triumphed at Go Five times in a … Continue reading

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Robert Burns: A Limerick Appreciation

  Gary, the landlord of Ye Olde Mitre Inne, my fine local in Barnet, north London, asked me to read a few verses for Burns Night. Well, I’ll do anything for a large Laphraoig. Not being Scottish, I was not going to … Continue reading

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Vatican Cover-up

Rouhani saw Vatican City/ And lots of its art that’s so pretty/ But anything nude/ Was not to be viewed -/ They hid away every last titty./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-35413384 Rouhani saw Vatican City And lots of its art that's so pretty But anything … Continue reading

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Restoration Comedy

King Tut was a pharaoh revered,/ His curse universally feared./ So pity the berk/ Who cocked up the work/ Of gluing his blue and gold beard./// http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContentP/9/185717/Heritage/Eight-museum-employees-to-face-trial-for-botched-r.aspx King Tut was a pharaoh revered, His curse universally feared. So pity the berk Who cocked … Continue reading

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Don’t be Stingy

A very big firm making stacks/ Found HMRC rather lax/ Now bosses at Google/ Who’ve long been so frugal/ Have kindly agreed to pay tax./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-35381130 https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/690938742186590209

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