Limerick Competition – Win ‘There Was an Old Geezer Called Caesar’!

Right, your turn now!

I’m holding a limerick competition to mark the US publication of There Was an Old Geezer Called Caesar: A History of the World in 100 Limericks by Mick Twister on December 1. Out in the UK and elsewhere since Sept 5, it’s been described as “perfect for reading aloud after Christmas lunch” (Mumsnet reviewer).

The three finest limericks win a copy of the book. (Never mind if you’ve already bought one, it’ll make a great gift!)

To enter, write a limerick about a historical character of your choice (let’s stick to dead ones, to avoid libel/offence). No character limit, if using Twitter you can use more than one tweet or link via twitlonger etc.

Entries can be submitted via Twitter, addressed to @twitmericks, or as a comment either under the competition post at or at Winners will be notified via whichever forum used.

Closing date: 1300gmt Wednesday December 4.

Judge: Mick Twister.

A brief guide/reminder on how to write a limerick can be found here:

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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.!/twitmericks "The limerick master of the twitterati" (The Guardian).
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2 Responses to Limerick Competition – Win ‘There Was an Old Geezer Called Caesar’!

  1. chazz broadhurst says:

    Gaugin, in a pub in St. Cyr,
    Asked Van Gogh if he wanted a beer ;
    Vince said, with surprise
    In his china-blue eyes –
    “No, s’okay, I’ve just got one ‘ere.”

  2. chazz broadhurst says:

    Adam knew that, as the first man, he
    was clever, quick-witted and canny;
    as he spat out a pip
    he said, “Don’t think me flip,
    but how come this Smith is a Granny..??”

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