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Lavatorial language

Recently, more and more people on Twitter have been translating my limericks, especially into French and German. So when the bog paper shortage went Dutch as well, I put out an appeal to the hive mind to see how many … 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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News: Limericks Live, Oct 22nd

This month on the north London scene/ A festival hits N19/ Called ArchWay With Words,/ Where limerick nerds/ Can hear a Mick Twister routine. If you’re in London in October you’ll have the chance to hear me read some limericks … Continue reading

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Twitmericks and Twitter

View at Just wanted to post a link to  this article on by Karen Wickre. Saying goodbye to Twitter after working there as an editor for 4 1/2 years, she reflects on “how its constraints fuel wholly original uses”, with … Continue reading

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A Twitter Milestone

Three years and three months after the first Twitmerick, today @twitmericks reached 5,000 Twitter followers. The cause of today’s little boost was pickup by Guido Fawkes, who made the baroness Warsi limerick his quote of the day. I know … Continue reading

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Mick Twister

Mick Twister is an anagram of Twitmericks. Mick writes limericks about the news on Twitter, pretty much daily, as @twitmericks. These are also reproduced below, with links to the relevant news stories. He is the author of There Was an … Continue reading

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