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Join the Jimerick!

Written by | Tuesday, 01 March 2011 00:00 | Published in 2011 March
Grab your shillelaghs and shamrocks... and beguile us with your best blarney! This month, we are taking a little side trip from our Haikus and asking for your limericks, written in the spirit of Joomla!.
Join the Jimerick! illustration by: Yepr

The JCM Skype chat was abuzz with wit and witticisms, when what started as an article idea turned into a veritable feast of prose, featuring the Limerick. We decided to see what YOU, our faithful readers, would submit.

The Joomla! mag team in Skype
said limericks were just not their type
of rhyming for a reason
but, in the spirit of the season,
they submitted their sanitized hype!

To help you along, here is Wikipedia's definition of a Limerick: A limerick is a kind of witty, humorous, or nonsense poem, especially one in five-line anapestic or amphibrachic meter with a strict rhyme scheme (aabba)...

The standard form of a limerick is a stanza of five lines, with the first, second and fifth usually rhyming with one another and having three feet of three syllables each; and the shorter third and fourth lines also rhyming with each other, but having only two feet of three syllables.

The first line traditionally introduces a person and a place, with the place appearing at the end of the first line and establishing the rhyme scheme for the second and fifth lines. In early limericks, the last line was often essentially a repeat of the first line, although this is no longer customary.

So if you are up to the challenge, give us your thoughts about Joomla! in the form of a limerick and share it with the rest of the community! Add your limerick to the comments area of this page below!

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Dianne Henning

Dianne Henning

Joomla enthusiast and web developer, Co-Lead Editor of the Joomla Commuity Magazine, former OSM Board Member, and Joomla event organizer. Say hello if you see me at a Joomla event! 

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