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Audiendus
Posted: Friday, May 4, 2018 9:48:34 PM
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A clerihew is defined here:

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You are invited to make up your own clerihews and post them in this thread. Here are a few of mine:

Harry S. Truman
Denied that atom bombs were inhuman.
He said: "We must stop Japan's bravado -
This is no laughing matter like The Mikado".

King Charles the Second
Is generally reckoned
To have signed official papers
While having indiscreet sexual capers.

The younger William Pitt
Was a highly precocious Brit.
Prime Minister at twenty-four,
He was driven to drink by the Napoleonic War.

Friedrich Nietzsche's writing
Is pernicious, although exciting.
His style has more muscle
Than that of sane philosophers like Bertrand Russell.
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2019 4:25:38 AM

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President Urho Kekkonen
was a stone in Khrushchev's abdomen.
In talks in sauna he was a real jack
and insisted Karelia back.


In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.
Audiendus
Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2019 8:12:54 PM
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Theresa May
Is determined to do things her way,
But whether Brexit is freedom's equivalent
Is something about which she is ambivalent.

Jeremy Corbyn
Is shown by shrewd cartoonists who daub in
A magazine or journal
As ingenuous rather than infernal.
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Monday, January 28, 2019 8:26:04 AM

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Location: Helsinki, Southern Finland Province, Finland
The late Holy Moses
when affected by all doses
could walk through the seas
followed by masses of fleas.


In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.
Audiendus
Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 9:17:34 PM
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King John
Unfortunately sat upon
The English throne in his palace,
Where he showed both incompetence and malice.

Johann Sebastian Bach
Exclaimed Teutonically: "Ach!"
The cause of his displeasure
Was a wrong chord in the 173rd measure.

Dr Wernher von Braun
Of rocket-building renown
Was welcomed by NASA with few questions asked,
But his Nazi past has now been unmasked.
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