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Isn't posting a "limerick" that is NOT a limerick actually false advertising??


I have bit my tongue for quite a while now about all the "limericks" that get posted on Hubpages which are NOT true limericks. They may be poems, but they are NOT limericks because they do not scan in the correct way or have the correct number of lines, or other contain other errors. And yet, these posters get numerous positive comments about their "limericks" despite them being named incorrectly. If we were inaccurate in other things, we would be critiqued. Am I the only one that feels this way?

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Best Answer Jaye Denman (JayeWisdom) says

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    Pete (petenali) 4 years ago

    Agreed JayeWisdom - I have begun the process for such a hub already. Watch this space.

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    Pete (petenali) 4 years ago

    I fear you are a better person than me. You see I LOVE limericks and when I see one that is posted as such but isn't I am unable to leave a "kind comment". Instead I leave no comment for fear I will say something I regret.

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    Pete (petenali) 4 years ago

    Understood. The "false advertising" part of my question was playing devil's advocate a little. But then again, I think the majority of hubbers are trying to "gain something" from their hubs. At least that is my goal.

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    Pete (petenali) 4 years ago

    Another one I've heard before, but a good one however. And yes, it would qualify in my opinion. Not offended in the least, but shan't be doing any ballroom dancing whilst rollerblading!

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    Pete (petenali) 4 years ago

    I have read that very "limerick" before and it is a very clever one. If you go by the format of a traditional limerick, it does not fit. Sorry you are so glum, as that is the opposite result of a limerick in my opinion. They should make you laugh!

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