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  • LLapp
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    ^ Kb83, if I had written that, I would have a hard time not posting it myself. It’s a delightful rhyme, and, given random quote selection and difficulty level, many of us would never get to read it otherwise.

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  • kb83
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    At the risk of self-promotion. (I added line breaks)

    "While Australia is superficially referred to as a continental nation, upon closer scrutiny, it is in fact an archipelago."
    — Asher Judah


    kb83
    August 13, 2023, 4:21 pm

    A tourist from old San Diego
    Tried renting a big Winnebago,
    To see all Australia,
    He thought, (inter alia,)
    But it was an archipelago.​

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  • LLapp
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    Thanks . . . I actually kind of cringed when I saw it. But I do like the second line.

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  • kb83
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    Nice, Llapp! The rhythm reminds me of one of Piet Hein's "grooks."

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  • hrossa
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    This is awesome!

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  • Eureka
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    Hilarious!

    "The man is either mad, or he is making verses." -- Horace

    LLapp
    March 7, 2016, 1:49 pm
    My solve time was bad, and that makes me mad;
    but what's even worse is, I'm still making verses.

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  • LLapp
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    More on Pope's syntax-twisting, with more carriage returns added for the poetry.


    'Tis not enough your counsel still be true;
    Blunt truths more mischief than nice falsehoods do.
    — Alexander Pope


    Disturbed1
    August 9, 2019, 3:05 pm
    If there was one person's quotes I could remove from this site, it would be this guy. I'm not sure why. There are a lot of nonsensical quotes on here (I'm looking at you Brault and Beiber), but I cringe every time I see Pope's name.

    kb83
    May 3, 2020, 9:25 pm
    Well, he is required to rhyme in iambic pentameter. Any kernels of wisdom are gravy.

    kb83
    August 10, 2020, 12:56 pm
    Five metric feet start every verse of Pope.
    That wisdom follow, one can only hope.

    writeon
    October 3, 2020, 6:45 am
    What I dislike in most older quotes
    Are archaic words...that gets my goat!

    writeon
    October 4, 2020, 1:14 am
    What I dislike in most older quotes
    Are archaic words...that gets my goat!

    kb83
    April 1, 2022, 4:01 pm
    Write on,, writeon.

    rasbury
    April 26, 2023, 12:45 pm
    writeon, what is it you dislike about older quotes?

    kb83
    July 6, 2023, 1:21 pm
    Five metric feet start every verse of Pope.
    That wisdom follow, one can only hope.
    His object bared, he closes with the verb,
    Unwitting cryptogrammers to perturb.​

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  • kb83
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    I love this one, added a carriage return for easier reading.

    "Be thou the first true merit to befriend, his praise is lost who stays till all commend."
    — Alexander Pope


    ernests
    August 19, 2020, 4:04 am
    Through twisted syntax and rhymes forc’d we grope
    And thus a poet true is Alex Pope​
    Last edited by kb83; 04-07-2024, 06:16 PM.

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  • Eureka
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    (You are brilliantly funny, kb83. For easier reading, I have put the comment before the quote.)

    kb83
    July 25, 2017, 10:04 am
    There must be a name for this meter. It sounds like the 3rd, 4th, and 5th line of a limerick. How about: He got a degree from Loyola, But wished he could own a Corolla,​

    "If wishes and buts were clusters of nuts, we'd all have a bowl of granola." — Strangers with Candy

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  • LLapp
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    "Men, having often abandoned what was visible for the sake of what was uncertain, have not got what they expected, and have lost what they had." — Demetrius Phalereus​

    kb83
    December 18, 2023, 12:02 pm
    An ancient Greek author Phalereus, Had wisdom for those who were serious, You should not aband- on a bird in the hand, To go for a vision delirious.​

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  • LLapp
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    A string of fun comments, ending in a kb83 limerick:


    "What is man's chief enemy? Each man is his own." — Anacharsis Cloots

    Allen
    May 2, 2013, 11:33 am
    Which Anacharsis Cloots was this?

    puzzleme
    August 6, 2014, 7:02 pm
    An 18th century Prussian nobleman, according to Wiki.

    tgreen517
    January 16, 2015, 4:50 pm
    I'd rather be my own chef enemy.

    jimdgar
    September 1, 2016, 9:35 am
    That's why I never win; I'm too evenly matched.

    kb83
    March 13, 2020, 3:35 pm
    Sometimes it is one's name.

    puffybob
    April 13, 2020, 12:03 am
    I thought he was one of the kids from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    kb83
    May 23, 2022, 1:21 pm
    A young fellow named Anacharsis, Kept injuring his metatarsus, He found some new shoes, With shouts and "Woo- hoo"s (For him it was quite a catharsis.)

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  • LLapp
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    "This communicating of a man's self to his friend works two contrary effects, for it redoubles joys, and cuts griefs in half." — Aristotle

    darkyr
    July 13, 2016, 3:29 am
    When in need, talk to yourself. It will get you halfway there.

    kb83
    July 6, 2017, 4:10 am
    It's called degriefing.

    pickleball
    March 24, 2019, 9:17 pm
    i ve been talking to myself for years with no end in sight

    LLapp
    November 28, 2019, 9:44 pm
    I think we are all self-talkers on this site. I post this comment knowing full well that nobody might read it for years, and that's fine.

    gracefulghost
    December 19, 2021, 9:52 am
    LLapp, I've only been posting for like 4 months, and apparently, you're right, I've only gotten one response, and that was from someone who didn't like what I said about a third party.

    Trima
    November 26, 2022, 9:02 pm
    So nice to meet you, Gracefulghost, It's remiss of us to leave you troubled, By careful reading of what you post, May griefs be halved, and our joys doubled.

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  • Deanna48
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    "Success is a tale of obstacles overcome, and for every obstacle overcome, an excuse not used."
    — Robert Brault​

    kb83
    February 9, 2018, 3:07 am
    A babbling blogger named Brault, Was precious and trite to a fault. What he said was unneeded, And readers all pleaded, Won't you please bring this stuff to a hault?​

    I love this one, LOL!!

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  • Deanna48
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    "Accent is the soul of language - it gives to it both feeling and truth."
    — Jean Jacques Rousseau​

    kb83
    April 1, 2022, 9:38 am
    A philosopher named Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Never just guessed, he just knew so, That with his accent They knew what he meant, And so he urged others to do so.​

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  • LLapp
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    Thanks, kb83, it did feel like channeling!

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