Friday, April 25, 2008

Verse And Worse

Random Wit, Errant Rhyme. Not A Literary Crime

Up the bush in Turramurra
There's a raucous kookaburra
He laughs at those who aren't too sober
Even tour groups from Manitoba


Les Becker said...

That might ought to read, "especially tour groups from Manitoba..." :-D

Blog Princess G said...

Okay, if you have an English (mine) or Aussie accent (yours) the rhyme works... but if you're from Manitoba I'm not sure it does... unless you're REALLY drunk. Hee hee. I am now a proud citizen of Canada but have yet to visit Manitoba.

Did you write that? Dang, you're good!

Jocelyn said...

Ah, but he remains impassive in the face of sober groups.

Josie said...

I have been to Manitoba, but I have never been to Turramurra.

Do you think it should read

"He laughs at those who aren't too sober
Even tour groups from Vancouver."

Maggie May said...

Lets not be too picky about the name!
The bird would laugh at you all the same!

the amoeba said...

The Manitoba, and the woman too,
Thought they were walking in a zoo.
But when the guide tried, he tried too far,
To make them both say, "budgerigar".

Carolyn said...

I've got to jump in here. All this talk of Canada, I feel obligated to speak up. First off, all Canadians are always sober. I don't know where you get the idea that we're bunch of drunks, although I agree with Les - especially might be a better word. Ooops. Was that out loud?

And watch it Josie - I'm from Vancouver and I've never been sober. Ooops. I mean drunk.

Maggie - you're a genious.

Fun poem David!!

quilly said...

Be it Turramurra or Timbuktoo,
San Jose or Calamazoo,
When it comes to drinking it's not the setting --
What matters most is the wetting!

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The Texican said...

In Boston they say Pahk the Cah.
So sobah would mean sober.
But then they switch the "a" and "r"
in Cuber and Manitober.

willow said...

I am so far removed from anything Australian, with the exception of your blog, of course. I know kookaburra from singing the little song in grade school. ;)

Suldog said...

Now those are two imaginative rhymes! Good work!

Kathryn said...

Haha! That was fun!

Seamus said...

Maybe those groups from Manitoba were gumshoes????