Romania Mania

There is an old fellow named Farage/

Whose anti-Romanian barrage/

Reflects a deep fear/

That foreigners here/

Are all out to squat in his garage.


A note on pronunciation: 

I have previously rhymed Farage with ‘disparage’ and with ‘large’. But it seems it is in fact two stressed syllables, the first with a short a, the second with a long one. For some, that will rhyme with ‘garage’, for othes it won’t – so I put ‘barrage’ there to set the rhyme. 

One interview in the Independent went like this: 

“By the way,” I ask the UKIP leader, “how do you pronounce that place where you park your car?”

“Gárage,” he replies. “Although you, as a Northerner, might call it a garridge.”

“If I was from Richmond or Wilmslow, it could be a garáarge.”

“Pronounce my name however you like,” the politician says. “I say Fárage.” (Rhymes with barrage.)


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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