Take Covfefe

United States President Truvfefe/

Is angry at negative covfefe/

Some run with the word,/

Some call it absurd/

And many exclaim “What The Fuvfefe?”///

I was bombarded with requests (OK, three) to do this story, but it presented a few challenges, not least how do you pronounce the word? I instantly read it as three syllables, something like cuv-fay-fay, but that rhymes with nothing except for the Spanish press agency EFE and – at a stretch – Sweet FA*, which may not travel well. My limericking colleague John Moynes (@JohnMoynes) went for two syllables in mid-line, to avoid the problem of whether it rhymes with waif or thief. while Leo Lewis (@Urbandirt) addressed that ambiguity head-on. See link to Guardian story for background if all this leaves you totally baffled.

*British slang for Sweet Fuck All/Sweet Fanny Adams, i.e. nothing.


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).
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