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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).

WhatsApp Doc?

  The messaging network WhatsApp/ Is one secret agents can’t tap;/ The government’s sore,/ And wants a back door,/ Or maybe some kind of cat flap./// http://www.theverge.com/2017/3/27/15070744/encryption-whatsapp-backdoor-uk-london-attacks The messaging network WhatsAppIs one secret agents can't tap;The government's sore,And wants a … Continue reading

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Rome FOMO

While EU top brass met in Rome/ And popped a few bottles of foam/ To drink and carouse,/ Renewing their vows,/ Theresa stayed quiet at home./// http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/25/rome-treaty-jean-claude-juncker-says-tragedy-eu-celebrating/ While EU top brass met in RomeAnd popped a few bottles of foamTo … Continue reading

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And Then There Were None

The member for Clacton-on-Sea/ Resigned as a UKIP MP/ Which leaves them with none/ Instead of just one/ With whom no one else could agree./// https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/mar/25/ukips-only-mp-douglas-carswell-quits-party The member for Clacton-on-SeaResigned as a UKIP MPWhich leaves them with noneInstead of just … Continue reading

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Trump Stumped

  Republican President Trump/ Made quite a big deal on the stump/ Of health reform plans/ Which, finding few fans,/ He ended up having to dump./// Republican President TrumpMade quite a big deal on the stumpOf health reform plansWhich, finding … Continue reading

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Mubarak Out

Mubarak the former dictator,/ Imprisoned for being a hater,/ Now finds himself freed -/ For Sisi the need/ Of cells for protesters is greater./// https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/24/hosni-mubarak-returns-to-cairo-home-after-six-years-in-custody #Mubarak the former dictator,Imprisoned for being a hater,Now finds himself freed –For Sisi the needOf … Continue reading

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Prize Limerick Competition Results

Well, aren’t you a talented bunch. Lots of good ideas, with a high standard of use of rhyme and metre. In fact, you’re so good that I’ve decided to give two more copies of There Once Was a Man with Six Wives … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Colin Dexter

The late great creator of Morse/ Was also a crosswording force/ Most clues’d pale nexter/ A belter by Dexter/ Who’s fondly remembered, of course./// https://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/crossword-blog/2017/mar/22/crossword-blog-colin-dexters-life-in-five-clues-inspector-morse The late great creator of MorseWas also a crosswording forceMost clues'd pale nexterA belter by … Continue reading

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Martin’s Parting

An IRA leader named Martin/ Won plaudits for putting his heart in/ To ending a war/ That not long before/ He’d played a significant part in./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-39185899 An IRA leader named MartinWon plaudits for putting his heart inTo ending a … Continue reading

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Top Seeds

For sperm in a race to succeed/ The secret is not simply speed/ Some spermatazoa/ Go fast and some slower/ But rhythm’s what makes a top seed./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-39292913 For sperm in a race to succeedThe secret is not simply speedSome … Continue reading

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Prize Limerick Competition

Your turn again – to mark the publication last month of  There Once Was a Man with Six Wives, my humorous and irreverent limerick history of kings and queens, I’m holding a limerick competition with copies of the book to give … Continue reading

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