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Old 10-14-2005, 09:43 PM   #1
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Attention Limericists, (and Ze)

I've recently found a new site wherein the goal is to write a limerick for every word in the english language.

The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

The standards for limericks are very high. Perfect rhyme, meter, style and a good definition to boot. Once you've submitted a defining limerick it goes through a workshopping phase where people collaborate with you on it to see if it can be made better.

some of my entries:
http://www.oedilf.com/db/Lim.php?Word=bimetal

http://www.oedilf.com/db/Lim.php?VerseId=77344 "baritone horn"

So, give it a look, and some of you who have huge amounts of inspiration could make a big dent in the work going on over there.

Note: The words being worked on are being phased in alphabetically. Right now only words from a to bn are being accepted. So it goes without saying that this is going to be a long process lasting decades if not generations.

Ze: A while ago you requested info on online collaborative institutions for your talk. Check this one out and see if it fits.
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Old 10-14-2005, 11:10 PM   #2
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Funky, that is FABULOUS!!!
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Old 10-17-2005, 12:08 PM   #3
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Old 01-04-2010, 03:13 AM   #4
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*bump* because I've started to get back into the OEDILF and we've got some new members around

The dictionary is now open to aa through di
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Old 01-04-2010, 04:58 AM   #5
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Old 01-04-2010, 10:31 AM   #6
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Old 01-05-2010, 04:02 PM   #7
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I'm wondering if anyone would object if we registered the Ze Frank Fiction Project as a contributor and submitted some of the many hundreds of excellent limericks that evolved here - just to see if one stuck to the wall.
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Old 01-05-2010, 04:42 PM   #8
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Brynn: the only problem is that once you've submitted your limerick, there's an intensive and sometimes intrusive collaborative editing process which goes on--the original author controls the process. For some of our limericks each line is a different author so we'd need to either nominate a spokesperson to speak for the group or each person would need to register over there and be added to the limerick as a co-author, which complicates the process.

Also, "just to see if they stick to the wall" is not the way the OEDILF works. A limerick must be submitted in what its author considers to be a finished state targeting a specific word, not "for the heck of it".

That said, if you find any limericks in our library that look like they closely define, illustrate or demonstrate a particular word (right now between AA and DI) let me know and I'll look at finding the original authors and talk to them about submitting them to OEDILF.
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Old 01-06-2010, 02:36 AM   #10
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For 'delightless'

It's true that we humans are flightless,
In darkness we're very near sightless.
Whatever we're missing,
We've got lips for kissing
To make the long night less delightless.

It's now being workshopped over.
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