The Omnificent English Dictionary in Limerick Form (formerly the Oxford English Dictionary in Limerick Form, but copyright issues forced a slight change of monicker) must be one of the craziest things the Internat has thrown up.
They're literally trying to write Limericks that will define every word in the OED! And anyone can join in.
"....Limericks that will define every word...."
Originally Posted by Eroica
Some words have various meanings, ie: Smart ....
Many British people would consider it as a reference to dressing oneself
Smart is used by Americans as relating
to an individual who is clever.
Does this offer the opportunity to create two limericks for one word?
The common American use of the word 'mad' denotes anger, but many
British people consider the word 'mad' to denote a
mentally unstable or crazy person.
Don't get me wrong, two limericks are better than one, in my opinion.
Does this limerick writing idea to define every word (as you suggest)
accept these discrepancies?
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Originally Posted by Eric Vaxxine