Limerick Chick Contest 2011: Let the rhymes begin

February 16, 2011

in Limerick Chick

Ladies and Leprechauns:

I hereby open the Limerick Chick Contest for 2011!

Valentine’s Day has passed, and that means it’s time for all things green and Irish. And what could be more Irish than wordplay that is eponymous with a county in Ireland?

The big question this year is: Will Erica make it a three-peat?

Erica of MotherhoodMeetsMe won in 2010 with:

I’m an Irish gal who drinks whisky
Sometimes I go home and get frisky.
When the good deed is done.
I’m Wishing 4 One.
Or at least eat some spam and some latke.

And Erica also took the trophy in 2009:

I once was scared of the gyno
Now I’ll drop my pants for a rhino
When bad times are worse
There’s blogs like the
Or instead I can just be a whino


Niobe of Dead Baby Jokes won in 2008.

A blogger whose name is Niobe
Said, “Look, my name sounds like Nairobi
It isn’t ni-OBE
Doesn’t rhyme with microbe
And if you don’t like it, then blow me.”

Kristen of Sticky but Sweet won in 2007.

There once was a group of ladies
Who set out to go and make babies
They became Stirrup Queens
Or so it would seem
Until they all wound up with scabies!

Who will be the winning limericist for 2011?

Contest info:

  1. Use the limerick form, as in Hickory Dickory Dock.
  2. Mention at least one other blog or blogger, with a link to his/her blog.
  3. This year, only ONE entry per person. Please choose only your very best entry. ONE.
  4. Enter by 10 pm MST on February 28. Entries will be divided into three flights. Starting March 4, each flight will have 2 days of voting to arrive at the top entry for each flight. Voting for these flight finalists will begin March 11, and the grand prize winner will be announced on St Patrick’s Day.
  5. You don’t need to be a blogger to enter. If you have a blog, please use LinkyTools (below) to link to the limerick on your blog. If you do not have a blog, leave your limerick as a comment.
  6. All readers of this blog are welcome to enter, no matter how you know me or even IF you know me, and the subject matter is wide open.
  7. Post the Contestant Button on your sidebar as well as in your limerick post to encourage others to enter/vote.

There is a prize. The winner will get either a $20 contribution to the nonprofit organization of her/his choice or a $20 gift card at

Go n’eiri an t-adh leat (luck o’ the Irish to you).

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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Kir February 16, 2011 at 9:15 am

I had NO IDEA about this contest the past few years…OMG, I’m sooooo excited.
WHAT FUN!!!!!!


Erica February 16, 2011 at 10:39 am

woohoo. You know I got some limericks up my sleeve.


flyingmonkeys February 16, 2011 at 1:27 pm

This might be the year I jump…or not…we’ll see. : )


Lavender Luz February 16, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Jump, JUMP!


Denver Laura February 17, 2011 at 8:52 am

Lori, you have well deserved fame
We have a very similar name
You started blogging
I started following
And things have never been the same.


Lavender Luz February 17, 2011 at 11:00 am

Yay, Denver Laura, for submitting the first entry! Very clever, my doppel-namer!


Mel February 17, 2011 at 4:06 pm

I am so ready to go. My limerick is going up tomorrow morning in the Roundup.


Jamie February 17, 2011 at 7:24 pm

Yay! I don’t have the skills myself but I love reading the entries.


Mel February 18, 2011 at 6:57 am

I am first! I worked hard on mine this year — I’m bringing my A game, Erica. Watch your Limerick-writing back.


Kathy February 21, 2011 at 10:08 am

I’m in this year! I have lurked and read in the past, but I am ready to bring it this time! :-) I am fine tuning my entry and will be posting it on my blog/linking to it from here in the next day or two. Thanks for hosting! Very fun Lori!


It is what it is February 23, 2011 at 10:52 am

OK, I did the linky tools but there was no place to submit my entry….clearly I am missing something…


It is what it is February 23, 2011 at 12:01 pm

I figured it all out AFTER (must learn to read instructions thoroughly BEFORE acting (which is a problem I have when trying a new recipe, too).

Here is a link to my entry:


Hannah February 25, 2011 at 8:31 pm

Ok, here’s my actual real submission (pls delete my messed up linky one).

Family is just what you make it
You can love what you have or forsake it
When you’re loved by your friends
You can take what life sends
If it’s real love, you’ll never mistake it

Since it’s #FF, y’all should totally check out GreebleMonkey. com (if you haven’t already). She also has cool contests like Lori.


Tammy February 27, 2011 at 12:33 pm

There once was a girl named Lori
At Bethany I joined her story
Kamikazes we drank
While we studied for Hank
Economics in all of it’s glory

Since neither of us managed to fail
I tell you the rest of the tale
We both left college
To learn real life knowledge
That we share thru Facebook email


CabbageNews February 28, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Limerick entry

Asparagus, spinach and corn
Salad tomatoes adorn
It moistens your mouth
Your hand wanders south
VeganYumYum is vegetable porn


Alana-isms February 28, 2011 at 6:53 pm

SO fun! I finally finished my limerick and have posted it. THANKS for hosting again. LOVE your yearly limerick tradition. :)


Alana-isms February 28, 2011 at 7:03 pm

P.S. I am having difficulty getting the contest button to post in my blog…will have to tinker with it again tomorrow, sorry. :)


Elisabeth February 28, 2011 at 8:07 pm

100% organic genius. A veritable cornucopia of delectable, wholesome goodness with a saucy little twist.


john October 25, 2011 at 8:20 am

i made a limerick my my self-
There was a old man from Peru
who dreamed he was eating his shoe
He awoke in the night
with a terrible fright
and found out it was quite true..


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