#atozchallenge – C for Clerihew

If you’re new to the all the A-to-Z shenanigans, click the image at the right and you’ll be whisked away to the source of the goodness! Today, I give you…

Clerihew
/ˈklerəˌhyo͞o/
Noun: A short comic or nonsensical verse, typically in two rhyming couplets with lines of unequal length and referring to a famous person. Named for Edmund Clerihew Bentley, (10 July 1875 – 30 March 1956) who invented the clerihew.

EC Bentley

Some examples, you’ll forgive me for their clunkiness:

I love Hugh Jackman, oh yes!  
But with Wolverine, I’d be a mess.  
His sharpness he can’t put aside
And I’d never be able to abide
Abraham Lincoln was the bomb.
He abolished slavery with aplomb.
If only he stayed away
The night they put on that play.
To me, David Letterman used to be so funny
I’d watch his show nightly with my honey
I don’t have one reason why I stopped
But I can give you ten, with the worst on top. ;0

Do you have a clerihew in you? Leave it in the comments!

My 2011 post: C for Conspiracy Theories

Today’s Photo for #photoadatapril theme “mail”

Here’s something that arrived in today’s mail.  I’m going to teach some friends how to play Mah Jongg (which is not the online game Tai Pei) that I learned when I was a kid and my mom used to have a group that played together all the time. When you win the game, you shout Mah Jongg!  I’ve used the “1977” finish of this pic in instagram, to bring you back to when I learned the game… *twinkle twinkle into my memory montage*

Check out The National Mah Jongg League for details about the Game of Sparrows.

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