The Bad Word (limerick)

I accused wife of saying bad word

To which she remarked that’s absurd

I looked her in eye

And said with a sigh

That word budget* I clearly heard



*Okay, for all you literal folks, we both used bad word.


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

That's not a bad word at our house...it's a way of life. :)


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Vellur 3 years ago from Dubai

Budget is the way to survive, however difficult it may be hearing. Great write.


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Yes, both actually really do need to say the bad word, which really isn't a bad word or at least shouldn't be a bad word :)

Voted up +++ and sharing

God bless, Faith Reaper


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ashelladyhawke 3 years ago from California

So cute once again. Nice to have a smile before going to sleep. Thanks for that. Good one--voted up of course.


Valleypoet 3 years ago

He looks like he is saying 'I don't remember spending that'...I know the feeling..good one Martin:-))


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Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

We say, "budget," in our home without actually saying it...it is always with us, and has become part of our lives. It's a way of life that is second nature. Loved this adorable limerick. :-)


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

Budget is certainly a necessary word used all too often. Sad, but true.


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

lol clever...:)


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sweethearts2 3 years ago from Northwest Indiana

We say it with spell talk.


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

'Budget' is not such a bad word, Martin,

Though it may cover so many ills.

A much worse word that's often heard

Is the word pronounced as 'bills.'


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wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

My oh my, need to stick to my budget -there I said it.


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xstatic 3 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Yep, a terrible word alright!


dreamseeker2 3 years ago

Yes, it is a bad word, especially when its a struggle...loved your limerick! Voted up! : )


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elle64 3 years ago from Scandinavia

Budget is a good word when there is some money for it!!!


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travmaj 3 years ago from australia

Very nasty word - when I forget I have a budget - more naughty words...


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ImKarn23 3 years ago

rather have a BUDGIE than a BUDGET - and - i don't exactly LOVE birds..

lol..

love you tho, M!


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Cantuhearmescream 3 years ago from New York

Well, thank goodness I'm not one of those 'literal' folks... I just thought it was funny! :D


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Theater girl 3 years ago from New Jersey

I did too! Oh life with that dreaded budget!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Budget should be an the dirty words list. It's so hard to budget.


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Lavish spending nad no budget that is raw


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas

The only thing that came to mind when I started wtih the first couple of lines is visitng a store and getting kicked out because the store clerk thought I'd cussed when I whispered something under my breath to my husband! It wasn't anything close to a cuss word, though I could see how it would sound like one to eavesdropping ears that heard a rhyme. But, I was incredulous that I'd been accused of cussing by someone that had no business listening to the conversation anyway.


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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Budget, yes, that can be a word that brings terror into the hearts of many.

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