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- @hippocampa I've since remembered that the next line is meant to be "who always ate soup with a fork", so not a proper limerick anyway! :-) 2 days ago
- There was a young man from Dunoon who didn't feature in a limerick. 2 days ago
- @Rebecca_Raphael So the word shouldn't even be needed! 2 days ago
- @Rebecca_Raphael Not heard that one before. Hope not to hear it again. ;-) 2 days ago
- @Rebecca_Raphael I think part of it is that some are out of scale or just incompatible, eg reptile & mammal features both together. 2 days ago
- @Rebecca_Raphael Hmm. I dislike it too, but feel it breaks the rule since it should start "frien-". It uses "frend" not "friend", I think. 2 days ago
- @Rebecca_Raphael Namely "Yes but why put them together when all you get is two things arbitrarily put together?" 2 days ago
- @Rebecca_Raphael Really I'm thinking about the psychology—my reaction to the words and the @AnimalMashups seems to be the same phenomenon. 2 days ago
- @meilufay Maybe as a meal. Not as a word. ;-) 2 days ago
- @Rebecca_Raphael For me it does, though there is a common "o" (but used for different sounds in the two words). 2 days ago
- Eg "Franglais" works because "an_ais" is common to "Français" & "Anglais". "Brunch" is ugly since "breakfast" and "lunch" have no overlap. 2 days ago
- ... They only really work if there's some natural overlap between the two original words, creating a wordplay. 2 days ago
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