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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).

Bishop’s Move

The church that they call #CofE/ Has voted at last to agree/ Episcopal folks/ Don’t have to be blokes/ You can have a she in a see./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-28300618 The church that they call #CofE Has voted at last to agree … Continue reading

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At A Sloss

A Baroness named Butler-Sloss/ Resigned as inquiry boss/ Announcing “So long,/ I’ve done nothing wrong,/ It’s just the way things came across”./// http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jul/14/lady-butler-sloss-stands-down-child-abuse-inquiry A Baroness named Butler-Sloss Resigned as inquiry boss Announcing "So long, I've done nothing wrong, It's just … Continue reading

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Meister Stroke

When Germany play Argentina/ Their finishing proves to be keener/ As Mario Götze/ Nips in and converts a/ Fine cross in the Rio arena./// https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/488443969811267584 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/world-cup-2014-its-carnival-time-for-germany-in-rio-9603812.html

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Adios, Amigos

Farewell to the band the Ramones/ Of wonderful ear-splitting tones/ To Joey and Johnny/ & Dee Dee, now Tommy/ Who sadly did not make old bones./// http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2014/jul/12/ramones-tommy-ramone-dead-sound-in-my-head Farewell to the band the Ramones Of wonderful ear-splitting tones To Joey and … Continue reading

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See No Evil

A senior judge, Butler-Sloss/ On hearing a C of E boss/ Was being accused/ Of having abused/ Said don’t bash the bishop, if poss./// A senior judge, Butler-Sloss On hearing a C of E boss Was being accused Of having … Continue reading

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Champ Nou

A striker whose play is exciting/ Who found Barcelona inviting/ Departed the Mersey/ To wear Barca’s jersey/ They dangled the bait & he’s biting./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/28180600 A striker whose play is exciting Who found Barcelona inviting Departed the Mersey To wear … Continue reading

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How Low Can You Go?

A singer with friends in low places/ Whose music the public embraces/ Will go on his knees/ & say Enda please/ Ignore petty licensing cases/// http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/ireland/10961066/Garth-Brooks-offers-to-beg-the-Irish-PM-to-intervene-in-his-cancelled-concerts-row.html A singer with friends in low places Whose music the public embraces Will go … Continue reading

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A Listening Government

The government justifies trawls/ Of citizens’ emails and calls/ As terror prevention/ Thru data retention/ But some people reckon that’s balls./// http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jul/10/emergency-surveillance-laws-rushed-through-cross-party-support https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/487207451301658625

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Host Becomes Toast

There was a Brazilian side/ Whose players were famed far and wide/ Till one July night/ It all went to shite/ And Germany battered their pride./// Now I must say, while most neutrals were willing Brazil to nick one back … Continue reading

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Selling Like Het Cakes

A baker refusing to bake/ A pro-gay equality cake/ Could end up in court,/ The papers report./ Asked why, he replied: “For God’s sake!“/// http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/ashers-baking-company-faces-court-for-refusing-order-for-gay-marriage-cake-30412923.html A baker refusing to bake A pro-gay equality cake Could end up in court, The … Continue reading

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