Tuesday, March 17, 2009

On the Irish literary form

Responding to one of my posts about a notorious Virginia Supreme Court case, a reader once sent me this:

There once was a couple named Zysk
Who did quite a bit more than just kiss
She sued him for herpes
He said, "I demur, please.
I think it was your *."

This limerick led to another -

From: Steve Minor
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2004 01:39:12 -0400
Subject: Re: Zysk

Yours deserves a "punctual" reply:

There can be no worse destination
For sodomy or fornication
Than here in Virginny
For instead of sin, we
are only allowed "!"